~ Qualifications and Application
The Application Deadline for the
2019 Session is 14 September 2018
Also note: Certain Host Institutions
are in a position to accommodate research and study programmes
undertaken in various languages including, inter alia, English,
French, and Spanish. Candidates should indicate their linguistic
preference in their application form.
wishing to be considered for a Fellowship award must ensure that they
meet all the following criteria:
- 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 coastal 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. 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
- Candidates must be free of all non-Fellowship
obligations during this entire period unless otherwise authorized by
the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal
Affairs, United Nations. Phase 1 is
approximately 3 months at United Nations Head Quarters in New York
(normally April through June) and phase 2 is approximately six months
at the host institution (normally July through December).
of the above criteria must be clearly demonstrated by the candidate
through the application forms and confirmed by a nominating authority.
Women candidates are strongly invited to apply, with a view to achieve gender balance in the selection process.
Fellowship application package consists of the following three forms:
1. The Personal History and Proposed Research/Study
Programme Form (click to download in MS Word
This Form must be completed by the candidate, either
typewritten or word processed. Each question must be answered clearly
and completely in order to ensure that the application will be
processed. While completing this form, candidates should pay particular
attention to sections 18, 19 and 20. If necessary, candidates may
attach no more than one additional page of the same size. Candidates
should refer to the list of participating host institutions
while completing sections 21 and 23.
Once this form is completed, it must be submitted by the candidate to
the Nominating Authority along with:
Nomination and Recommendation Form (click to
download in MS Word format)
This form must be completed and signed by
the official nominating entity
Once completed, forward directly to DOALOS both the "Nomination
and Recommendation Form" and the completed "Personal History
and Proposed Research/Study Programme Form".
3.United Nations Medical Clearance <--- note medical clearance process
now in two stages
Obtaining medical clearance is a
requirement of the awards process, and has been simplified into two
distinct steps so as to reduce the burden on applicants all the while
adhering to United Nations rules and regulations.
Candidates must complete and return along with the forms outlined in #1
and #2 above the following form:
The UN Medical Form (click to download in Adobe PDF
Note that at this stage of the
process, candidates are not required to undergo a medical exam and to
provide the extended medical forms and accompanying laboratory results
and x-rays. This step will be required of the selected candidates
within four (4) weeks of notification - their timely completion of this
requirement will be a condition of the award.
Application Process Summary
Step 1: Candidate to complete "Personal History and
Proposed Research/Study Programme Form" and forward it to
Nominating Authority along with the "Nomination and Recommendation
Step 2: Nominating Authority to complete "Nomination
and Recommendation Form" and forward it, along with completed
"Personal History and Proposed Research/Study Programme
Form," to DOALOS.
In parallel to Step 1 and 2: Candidate complete UN
Medical Form and forward directly to DOALOS,
Complete applications must be received by DOALOS not later
than 15 September 2017.
DOALOS reserves the right not to process incomplete and/or late
Advanced copies of
applications may be faxed to DOALOS, however, in order for applications
to be considered complete,
all originals and attachments must received
by DOALOS by 15 September 2017.
should be sent to:
The United Nations - The Nippon
Foundation of Japan
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Office of Legal Affairs
United Nations, Room DC2-0450
New York, N.Y.
E-mail (Preferred) : DOALOS@un.org
The decision to Award a Fellowship is made by the
Fellowship Selection Committee, in accordance with
the relevant provisions of the Technical Cooperation
Agreement which establishes the Fellowship Programme, and guided by
the “Fellowship Selection Criteria” applied by the United Nations
System Organizations. 10 fellowships will be awarded per annum, and
successful candidates will be notified by DOALOS. The results will also
be posted on the Fellowship website.
Please note that Awards are conditional on the fulfilment
of all Fellowship requirements including, inter alia, obtaining
United Nations Medical Clearance, Host Institution Placement
Confirmation, and the necessary Visa(s).