08/01/2019

Shipboard fellowships in the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), open to early career scientists, technicians, postgraduate students and post-doc fellows

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Tags: Ocean | Fellowships | early-career | shipboard


The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) is pleased to announce that, as part ot its capacity-building programme, they will be offering a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities onboard research vessels during 2019.

Normally, specific calls are made a minimum of six months before the cruise begins, in order to allow time for large numbers of applications to be reviewed, shortlisted candidates to be interviewed, and for the the successful applicant to put the necessary paperwork in order, eg visas, travel documents, and essential medical/training certifications. However, sometimes the POGO shipboard training programme is offered an available berth at shorter notice. 

In order to make best use of these opportunities, the POGO Secretariat is issuing an Open Call for applications from any early career scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (PhD or MSc) and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

The application form asks about the candidate's specific training interests, including geographical areas and research/training topics.  It also asks about availability to travel during 2019.  The Secretariat will maintain a database of all qualified, interested candidates and, as training opportunities become available, will create shortlists by evaulating suitability for the particular project on offer.

The selected candidate will usually have the opportunity to visit the host institution for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in cruise preparation and planning; and to go on the cruise.

In some cases the fellowship will include one additional month back at the host institution after the cruise for further training in sample and data analysis and interpretation.

Deadline: This is an open-ended call, and applications will be reviewed as they come in.  Candidates will be contacted if they are considered to be suitable matches for shipboard fellowships as they become available.

For full details on the fellowship, and to submit an application, please visit http://www.oceantrainingpartnership.org/opencall2019