POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships for Short Period Training
Designation/Position- POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships
POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) invites application for POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships from eligible and interested candidates
About – POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship Programme 2020 offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on any aspect of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation. This fellowship is not meant for an academic course of study or to learn research methods. Rather, it is for short-term professional training to facilitate capacity building at the parent institution and ultimately enhance the contributions of the parent institution to global ocean observations.
Research/Job Area- Oceanographic observations
Priority will be given to applications that address any one or more of the following topics:
• Fixed-point time-series observations (e.g. contributing to OceanSITES, IODE Ocean Data Portal, WOD and/or other shared data systems)
• Large-scale, operational biological observations including biodiversity and other biological Essential Ocean Variables (e.g. Continuous Plankton Recorder and other programs)
• Emerging technologies for ocean observations
• Coastal observations/ Coastal zone management
• Oxygen and other biogeochemical sensors on Floats and Gliders (linked to SCOR working group 142)
• Time series measurements of N2O and CH4 (linked to SCOR Working Group 143)
• Ocean observations and modelling in the Indian Ocean (contributions to IIOE-2)
• Ocean and coastal modelling
• Optical measurements of living and non-living particles (linked to SCOR Working Group 150)
About- This programme is jointly funded by POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and 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 more than 160 fellowships awarded since 2001. POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships
Location- Oceanographic centres -United Kingdom
Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Networking Grants in UK
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, for more information see the list of eligible countries.
Priority is given to applicants in early stages of career development.
The Selection Criteria involve a number of factors including:
- Quality of the application;
- Relevance of the application to the priority areas identified in the Fellowship Announcement (Argo Floats and gliders; fixed-point time-series observations; large-scale, operational biological observations including biodiversity; emerging technologies for ocean observations; data management; coastal observations/ coastal zone management; ocean and coastal modelling; oxygen and other biogeochemical sensors on floats and gliders; optical measurements of living and non-living particles; time series measurements of N2O and CH4); ocean observations and modelling in the Indian Ocean (contributions to IIOE-2).
- Evidence that the training will lead to capacity-building with potential lasting impact on regional observations; and,
- The need to maximise regional distribution of the awards.
The main purpose of the program is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications.
This fellowship is intended to support training in oceanographic observations, not to learn research techniques. Its main purpose is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications; it offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on any aspect of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation.
How to Apply- Applications for 2019 are open from 6 March 2019 to 30 Apr 2019, and should be made via the marinetraining.eu website.
The fellowship proposal form and other support documents can be downloaded from the links below. However, please note that all applications must be made via the marinetraining.eu portal.
Fellowship applicants should complete and submit electronically the application form below, together with a recommendation letter from the parent supervisor and a letter of acceptance from the prospective host supervisor. Only the parent supervisor recommendation letter needs to be submitted as a hard copy. The letter from the prospective host supervisor should state the standard costs per calendar month for accommodation in the local area. Only applications that are complete in all respects will be considered for the Fellowship.
Note: the applicant is responsible for identifying a suitable host supervisor and obtaining their agreement to host the fellowship.
- POGO-SCOR Fellowships 2020 Flyer
- POGO-SCOR Fellowship Application Portal
- List of Eligible Countries
- POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships – FAQs
- POGO-SCOR 2020 Fellowship Proposal template
- Guidelines for Stipend Calculation
Representatives from POGO and SCOR will review the applications.
In their decision-making, the Selection Committee will consider the following points:
1. Quality of the application;
2. Quality of the applicant;
3. Relevance of the application to the priority areas identified in the Fellowship Announcement;
4. Evidence that the training will lead to improved sustained observations in the region, or improved applications of such data;
5. Evidence that the training will lead to capacity-building with potential lasting impact on regional observations; and,
6. The need to maximise regional balance in distribution of the awards.
All applicants will be informed of the decision within two months after the deadline for applications.
Last Date for Apply– 31 March 2020