POGO fellowships for on-board training on an AMT cruise | POGO

POGO fellowships for on-board training on an AMT cruise

About the programme

This initiative has been running since 2008 and 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. This fellowship programme is open to 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.


RRS James Cook  



The selected candidate has the opportunity to visit Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in cruise preparation and planning; to go on the cruise and help make hydrological, bio-optical and ecological observations; and after the cruise to spend one additional month at PML, learning to analyse the results statistically and interpret them. Core measurements are planned to include microbial diversity using analytical flow cytometry, 14C primary production, pCO2 and carbon chemistry, oxygen,  optics, coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM), pigments and micromolar nutrients.


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.
Information on past AMT fellows can be accessed here.


Since two spare berths were available on board of this year’s cruise, one fellow was funded via the Nippon Foundation grant and for the first time a second fellow via the “POGO Working Groups and Training Initiative” grants.

POGO member institutes can apply for these grants to deliver a training programme, please see here for more information.


Applications for the POGO-PML AMT Fellowship 2017 is now closed. The deadline for applications was 31st March 2017:


  Background Information
  POGO-PML AMT Fellowship 2017 Application Form
  POGO-PML AMT Fellowship Flyer 2017
  List of eligible countries









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