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15 Sep

The Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme


The United Nations and The Nippon Foundation of Japan are offering a fellowship programme with the aim of providing opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks.
The fellowship is offered to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.

The 9-month Fellowship Programme is composed of two consecutive phases which provide Fellows with advanced and customized research and training opportunities in their chose fields:
Phase One: 3-month Research and Training - normally undertaken at DOALOS at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Phase Two: 6-month Advanced Academic Research and Study - undertaken at one of the prestigious participating Host Institutions and under the guidance of subject matter expert(s) who have recognized in-depth expertise in the Fellows' chosen field of study.

For more information about the programme, application procedures, and submission, please check the following link:

Please note that the deadline for submitting the application and all paper requirements is September 15th, 2017. All documents are to be submitted directly to the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS).


  • 15 Sep
  • United Nations Headquarters, New York

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