Qualifications and Application Materials ~
Application Deadline for the 2019 Session is 13 September 2019
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.
candidates are strongly invited to apply, with a view to achieve gender
balance in the selection process.
Fellowship application package consists of the following two forms:
The Personal History and Proposed Research/Study
Programme Form (click
to download in MS Word format)
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
form is completed, it must be submitted by the candidate to the
Nominating Authority along with:
The Nomination and Recommendation Form (click
to download in MS Word format)
form must be completed and signed by the official nominating
completed, forward directly to DOALOS both the "Nomination and
Recommendation Form" and the completed "Personal History and Proposed
Research/Study Programme Form".
1: Candidate to complete "Personal History and Proposed Research/Study
Programme Form" and forward it to Nominating Authority along with the
"Nomination and Recommendation Form."
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.
applications must be received by DOALOS not later than 13
DOALOS reserves the right not to process incomplete and/or late
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:
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
York, N.Y. 10017, U.S.A.
E-mail (Preferred) : DOALOS@un.org
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.
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