Pretoria – The United Nations and the Nippon Foundation of Japan are offering a Fellowship whose main objective is to provide advanced education and training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines, to government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing states.
Successful candidates will undertake their research/studies in two back-to-back phases: the first, lasting six months, with a participating academic host institution; and the second, lasting three months, with the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, the UN Office of Legal Affairs, or an appropriate host institution.
The Fellowship Selection Committee will convene in early October to award 10 fellowships for the 2010-2011 session, and successful candidates will be expected to begin their placements in early 2010.
The deadline for applications is 15 August 2009. Candidates should forward their applications directly to the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. Additional information, including application package, detailed applications instructions, and a list of participating institutions, is available on the Fellowship website: http://www.un.org/depts/los/nippon