POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme 2024 (Stipends Available)

The 2024 Call Announcement for the POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme! This initiative, jointly funded by the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), is designed for aspiring oceanographers and scientists worldwide.

POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme 2024
POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme 2024

The POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme was established nearly two decades ago, it has consistently fostered excellence in oceanic observation and research, with 190 fellowships awarded since its inception in 2001.

Overview of POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme

The POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme aims to propel sustained ocean observations and their practical applications. Targeting individuals in the nascent stages of their professional journey, the fellowship offers unique opportunities for training and capacity building in oceanographic observations.

Unlike traditional research-focused fellowships, this program emphasizes practical skills development and hands-on training to advance the understanding of our planet’s oceans.

Benefits and Costs

  • The fellowship does not equate to a salary or stipend, it provides invaluable support in the form of travel and living expenses.
  • Recipients can expect coverage for international airfare and a subsistence allowance, facilitating their participation in the fellowship period.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Programme is open to diverse individuals, including scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (preferably at the PhD level), and post-doctoral fellows hailing from developing countries and economies in transition.
  • Applicants must meet the citizenship requirements outlined by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Selection Criteria

The selection process for the POGO-SCOR Fellowship considers several key factors:

  • Quality of the application;
  • Relevance of the application to the priority areas listed in the Fellowship Announcement (Emerging and low-cost technologies for ocean observations. Floating Litter observations and modelling. Open and Coastal Ocean observation, modelling, and management. Data management & time series analysis. Underwater Sound, Acoustic Observations and Modelling. Physical, Biological, and Biogeochemical sensors on Floats and Gliders. measurements of live and non-living particles using optics. Large-scale, operational biological observations, including biomolecular and biodiversity (e.g., biological EOVs, CPR, OBON and other programmes). Fixed-point time-series observations (e.g., contributing to OceanSITES, OBIS, IODE Ocean Data Portal, WOD and/or other shared data systems);

Application Process

To apply for the 2024 POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme:

  • Candidates must submit their applications through the marine training.eu portal on https://marinetraining.eu/POGOSCOR24
  • Before submission, applicants are advised to prepare the necessary documents, including the fellowship proposal form, flight quotations, parent supervisor recommendation letter, and host supervisor acceptance letter.
  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo an informal interview with their host supervisor to further assess their suitability for the fellowship.

Official Link: https://pogo-ocean.org/capacity-development/pogo-scor-fellowship-programme/


The deadline for applications for the 2024 cycle is set for April 30, 2024, at 23:59 CET.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the specific dates during which the training should take place?

The 2024 edition of the POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme is scheduled to begin between September 2024 and March 2025.

Are applicants allowed to apply for the POGO-SCOR Fellowship for less than a month?


Can I apply for a Fellowship for more than three months?

No. Funds will only be provided for a maximum of three months.



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