POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2018

POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships for Developing Countries, and Applications for 2018 are open from 8 Feb 2018 to 9 Apr 2018POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) are jointly offering visiting research fellowships for a maximum of a three-month period. The fellowship program is open to scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Developing Countries

Level: research program.

Field(s): The fellowship is awarded in

  • Fixed-point time-series observations (e.g. contributing to OceanSITES, ChloroGIN, Antares)
  • Large-scale, operational biological observations including biodiversity (e.g. Continuous Plankton Recorder)
  • Emerging technologies for ocean observations
  • Coastal observations/ Coastal zone management
  • Oxygen and Other Biogeochemical Sensors on Floats and Gliders
  • Time series measurements of N2O and CH4
  • Ocean and coastal modelling
  • Data management
  • Argo floats

Deadline: Applications for 2018 are open from 8 Feb 2018 to 9 Apr 2018

Funded By: POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR).

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships are targeted for Citizens of developing countries (Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, ‪Kyrgyzstan‬, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, ‪Sao Tome and Principe‬, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Laos, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Ivory Coast, Micronesia, ‪Federated States of Micronesia‬, Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., 

Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, VietnamGuatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay) are eligible for this research fellowship.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not specified

Scholarship Duration: The POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme will only provide funds for a maximum of a three-month period. If an applicant is able to secure a longer visit with the host supervisor, this is acceptable, but the fellow will need to find additional funds for his/her stay beyond the first three months.

Scholarship covers: Fellowship covers:

  • 1-3 month visit to another oceanographic institute anywhere in the world
  • Training on any aspect of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation
  • International airfare
  • Transport from airport to host institution
  • Contribution towards living expenses


 This POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships programme is jointly funded by POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. The Programme has been a success for over ten years, with over 150 fellowships awarded since 2001.


‣ The POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships program is open to scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

‣  Priority is given to applicants in early stages of career development.

Selection Criteria POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships

‣ The Selection Criteria involve a number of factors including:

  • Quality of the application;
  • Relevance of the application to the priority areas identified in the Fellowship Announcement (Argo Floats; Fixed-Point Time-Series Observations; Large-scale, Operational Biological Observations including Biodiversity; Emerging Technologies for Ocean Observations; Data management; Coastal observations/ Coastal Zone Management; Ocean and coastal modelling; oxygen and other biogeochemical sensors on floats and gliders; time series measurements of N2O and CH4)
  • Evidence that the training will lead to capacity-building with potential lasting impact on regional observations; and,
  • The need to maximize regional distribution of the awards.

Scholarship Application Method

Applications for 2018 are now open for submissions. The application form and additional information about the fellowship and application instructions, as well as Frequently Asked Questions can be downloaded from the attachments below


Fellowship applicants should submit and submit electronically the application form, together with a recommendation letter from the parent supervisors and a letter of acceptance from the prospective host supervisor.

Only the parent supervisor recommendation letter needs to be submitted as a hard copy. Only applications that are complete in all respects will be considered for the fellowship.

Scholarship Application Due Date: Applications for 2018 are open from 8 Feb 2018 to 9 Apr 2018

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships


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