The nine-month fellowship program is composed of two consecutive phases:
- Phase One: three-month Research and Training undertaken between April and June at DOALOS at the UN HQ in New York.
- Phase Two: six-month Advanced Academic Research and Study undertaken between July and December at one of the host institutions under the guidance of experts.
Fellows will be provided with a return economy class plane ticket to travel between their home country and locations of host institutions and UN HQ. Fellows will receive a stipend during their nine-month fellowship.
- Candidates should be between the ages of 25 and 40. Applicants must have successfully completed a first university degree, and demonstrate a capacity to undertake independent advanced academic research and study;
- A successful candidate must be a mid-level professional from a national government organ of a developing coastal State, or another governmental or non-governmental agency in such a State, which deals directly with ocean affairs issues, and your professional position must allow you to directly assist your nation in the formulation and/or implementation of policy in this area. This includes marine sciences and the science-policy linkage;
- Proposed research and study program must contribute directly to your nation's formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programs.