~ Qualifications and Application
The Application Deadline for the
2019 Session is 13 September 2019
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 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".
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.
Complete applications must be received by DOALOS not later
than 13 September 2019.
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 13 September 2019.
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. Twelve (12) 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).