New for 2017, and based on the success of the POGO-AMT fellowship programme, the Nippon Foundation and POGO have set up a new fellowship in partnership with the University of Liverpool , University of Southampton and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) on the GEOTRACES North Atlantic ‘FRidge’ Cruise.
Fig 1. A map of the planned cruise track
This fellowship programme is open to early career scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (PhD/MSc) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. 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 attached below.
The selected candidate will have the opportunity to visit the University of Liverpool and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) in the UK, for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in analytical training, and cruise preparation and planning. To sail on the cruise on 20th December 2017 (departing from Southampton) and ending on 1st February 2018 in Guadeloupe. The fellow will make biogeochemical observations concerned with dissolved oxygen and nutrients.
Following the cruise they will spend approximately one additional month at PML, learning to quality control and analyse the results statistically, and interpret them in the context of the cruise scientific aims.
The fellowship provides a round-trip ticket to the UK and a stipend for living expenses for up to two months stay in the UK; flight and accommodation associated with joining the ship; ship messing fee; seafaring medical and sea survival course.
The call for applications for the NF-POGO GEOTRACES FRidge Fellowship 2017 is now open. The deadline for applications is 31st May 2017.
The background information, application form and other relevant information can be downloaded from the list below:
|NF-POGO FRidge Fellowship 2017 Application Form|
|List of eligible countries|
|NF-POGO FRidge Flyer|