Apply For United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2022

Apply For United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program for Developing Countries

Apply For United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2022: “The United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program for Developing Countries provides Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing countries with advanced training on ocean affairs and the law of the sea, as well as related disciplines, including marine science in support of management frameworks”

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Aim and Benefits of UN-Nippon Foundation Fellowship 2022


Fellows will receive a stipend in accordance with the cost of living in the country in which he/she will be studying;

Travel costs and other support benefit

Fully funded

Programme Structure:

The 9-month Fellowship Programme is composed of two consecutive phases which provide Fellows with advanced and customized research and training opportunities in their chose fields:

Phase One:

3-month Research and Training, which is normally undertaken between March/April and June at DOALOS at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Phase Two:

6-month Advanced Academic Research and Study, which is normally undertaken between July and December at one of the prestigious participating Host Institutions and under the guidance of subject matter expert(s) who have recognized in-depth expertise in the Fellows’ chosen field of study.

The deliverables of the Fellowship Programme are:

An ocean governance matrix

A 100-page written thesis

A presentation of the research

In addition, a number of assignments will be completed in the context of the training curriculum delivered during phase one of the programme.

Requirements for UN-Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2022 Qualification

You must be between the ages of 25 and 40;

You must have successfully completed a first university degree, and demonstrate a capacity to undertake independent advanced academic research and study;

You must be a mid-level professional from a national government organ of a developing State, or another governmental or non-governmental agency in such a State, which deals directly with ocean affairs issues, and your professional position must allow you to directly assist your nation in the formulation and/or implementation of policy in this area. This includes marine sciences and the science-policy linkage.

Women candidates are strongly invited to apply, with a view to achieving gender balance in the selection process

Your “Nomination and Recommendation Form” should be completed by a Government official or other official who can attest to the nature of your work with respect to the Government’s ocean affairs and law of the sea related activities, and indicate how an Award would directly contribute to these activities;

Your proposed research and study programme must contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes; and

You must be free of all non-Fellowship obligations during the entire Fellowship period unless otherwise authorized by the Division.

Selection Criteria:

Satisfaction of the above criteria must be clearly demonstrated by the candidate through the application forms.

Application Deadline

September 24, 2021

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How to Apply

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