UNU offers PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships to provide young scholars and policymakers, especially from the developing world, with a multidisciplinary context within which to pursue advanced research and training that are of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of their selected UNU-IAS or UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) programme.
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 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. Its main purpose is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications. Priority is given to applicants in early stages of career development.
POGO has offered special Visiting Fellowships for on-board training on the Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruises. This initiative has proved to be a very successful training programme providing hands-on, sea-going experience to young scientists from developing countries, and the opportunity to be involved in an internationally renowned scientific programme. The programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans.
The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) program promotes innovative adaptation research in Africa. Alumni of the program represent a cadre of climate change specialists who are promoting and facilitating adaptation research, education, and decision making across Africa.
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Access to higher education is still very limited in many parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America impeding committed conservationists from reaching their potential. To reduce these barriers, WWF’s EFN program provides fellowships to rising leaders to pursue graduate degree (master’s and PhD) studies in conservation-related fields anywhere in the world and conduct research in their home countries or region.