POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships 2020 for Researchers from Developing Countries (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: March 31st 2020

This 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 fifteen years, with more than 160 fellowships awarded since 2001.

The fellowship program is open to scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (preferably of PhD level) and post-doctoral fellows of developing countries and countries with economies in transition and involved in oceanographic work. Applicants must be citizens of developing countries or economies in transition, as defined by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD, for more information see the list of eligible countries.

The main purpose of the program is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications.  Priority is given to applicants in early stages of career development. This fellowship is intended to support training in oceanographic observations, not to learn research techniques. Its main purpose is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications; it offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on any aspect of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation.  

The Selection Criteria involve a number of factors including:

  1. Quality of the application;
  2. Relevance of the application to the priority areas identified in the Fellowship Announcement (Argo Floats and gliders; 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; optical measurements of living and non-living particles; time series measurements of N2O and CH4); ocean observations and modelling in the Indian Ocean (contributions to IIOE-2).
  3. Evidence that the training will lead to capacity-building with potential lasting impact on regional observations; and,
  4. The need to maximise regional distribution of the awards.


International airfare
• Transport from airport to host institution
• Contribution towards living expenses


Applications for 2020 are open until 31 March 2020, and should be made via the marinetraining.eu website, at this link: http://www.marinetraining.eu/POGOSCOR2020

The fellowship proposal form and other support documents can be downloaded from the links below.  However, please note that all applications must be made via the marinetraining.eu portal.


POGO-SCOR Fellowships 2020 Flyer

 POGO-SCOR Fellowship Application Portal

 List of Eligible Countries

 POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships – FAQs

 POGO-SCOR 2020 Fellowship Proposal template

 Guidelines for Stipend Calculation

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships 2020


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