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POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2019

POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) are jointly offering visiting research fellowships for a maximum of a three-month period. The fellowship program is open to scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries  and countries with economies in transition.

This programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. The Programme has been a success for over fifteen years, with over 160 fellowships awarded since 2001.

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The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans, POGO, is a forum created in 1999 by directors and leaders of major oceanographic institutions around the world to promote global oceanography.

Course Level: This visiting fellowship is available for research program.

Study Subject(s): The fellowship is awarded in

  • Fixed-point time-series observations (e.g. contributing to OceanSITES, ChloroGIN, Antares).
  • Large-scale, operational biological observations including biodiversity (e.g. Continuous Plankton Recorder).
  • Emerging technologies for ocean observations.
  • Coastal observations/ Coastal zone management.
  • Oxygen and Other Biogeochemical Sensors on Floats and Gliders.
  • Time series measurements of N2O and CH4.
  • Ocean and coastal modelling.
  • Data management.
  • Argo floats.

Scholarship Award: Fellowship covers:

  • 1-3 month visit to another oceanographic institute anywhere in the world.
  • Training on any aspect of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation.
  • International airfare.
  • Transport from airport to host institution.
  • Contribution towards living expenses.

Scholarship can be taken in Developing Countries


  • The fellowship program is open to scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (preferably of PhD level) and post-doctoral fellows of developing countries and countries with economies in transition and involved in oceanographic work.
  • Applicants must be citizens of developing countries or economies in transition, as defined by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD.
  • Priority is given to applicants in early stages of career development.

Nationality: Citizens of developing countries are eligible for this research fellowship.
List of Countries: Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, Sao Tome and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Laos, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Ivory Coast, Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay.

Scholarships for Developing Countries Students

How to Apply: Fellowship applicants should submit and submit electronically the application form, together with a recommendation letter from the parent supervisors and a letter of acceptance from the prospective host supervisor.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Applications for 2018 are open from 8 Feb 2018 to 9 April 2018.

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