UN scholarship opens for training in ocean affairs

Youth & Careers

The United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship programme has announced its scholarship for 10 successful candidates to advance their training and education in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea.
According to a media statement, successful candidates will undertake research and studies in two phases.
The first of these would be a three-month internship with the Division of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea with the office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations in New York.
In the second phase the candidate will spend six months at the host institution.
Candidates wishing to be considered for a fellowship award must be between the ages of 24 and 40 years and must have successfully completed a first university degree.
The candidate must also be a mid-level professional from a national government body or another governmental or non-governmental agency which deals directly with ocean affairs issues.
The applicants’ proposed research and study programme must contribute directly to their nation’s formulation and implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes.
Application will close on Sept 15, 2017. Forms and additional information are available on the UN website.