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United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship 2022

United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship 2022

Deadline: 24 September 2021
Open to: developing countries
Benefits: fully funded


Applications for the United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship 2022 are now open. The Fellowship provides Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States with advanced training on ocean affairs and the law of the sea, as well as related disciplines, including marine science in support of management frameworks.

Fellows will learn about international legal frameworks, key issues and best practices in ocean affairs, become familiar with the work of the United Nations, and develop professional skills. Fellows will also conduct individual research, under academic supervision, and develop a written thesis on a topic selected by them.

Upon completion of the Fellowship, Fellows are expected to return to their home countries and use their in-depth knowledge and extended experience to assist in formulating comprehensive ocean policy and in implementing the legal regime set out in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments, including through designing, implementing and/or evaluating specific improvement projects.

Fellowship Structure and Deliverables

The 9-month Fellowship Program is composed of two consecutive phases which provide Fellows with advanced and customized research and training opportunities in their chose fields:

The deliverables of the Fellowship Program are:

In addition, a number of assignments will be completed in the context of the training curriculum delivered during phase one of the program.



Fellows will receive a stipend each month during their Fellowship, both during their time in New York and, for United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellows participating in the 9-month programme, during their time at the second phase host institution. Fellows will be provided with a return economy class air-ticket to travel from their home country to complete the Fellowship. Read more about the fellowship conditions.

How to apply?

The call for applications for the 2022 United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship is now open. The deadline for applications to be received by DOALOS is September 24, 2021.

For more information, please visit the official website.