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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

UN-Nippon Fellowship Programme

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The main objective of the Fellowship Programme is to provide advanced education and training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science, to government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States. Thus, this programme provides a unique and fully funded opportunity for qualified individuals working within the RSPs to undertake research/studies in fields of direct relevance to RSPs.
Successful candidates will undertake their research/studies in two back-to-back phases: the first, lasting six months, with a participating academic host institution; and the second, lasting three months, with the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), UN
Office of Legal Affairs, or an appropriate participating host institution. The Fellowship Selection Committee is currently scheduled to convene in early October 2007 to award ten fellowships for the 2008-2009 session, and successful candidates will be expected to begin
their placements early in 2008.
The fellowship application deadline is 15 August 2007, and candidates should forward their applications directly to DOALOS. Additional information, including the application package, detailed application instructions, and a list of participating host institutions, is
available on the Fellowship web-site:

Fellowship Programme Advisor Contact Information:
Mr. Francois N. Bailet, Ph.D.
Programme Advisor
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Office of Legal Affairs, DC2-0426
United Nations
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel.: 917-367-5186
Fax: 212-963-5847
Fellowship URL:

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