POGO 2014 Fellowship for on-board Training on AMT Cruise

POGO 2014 Fellowship for on-board Training on AMT Cruise

Deadline: April 16, 2014

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) announces a special Fellowship for on-board training on an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruise. One berth has been reserved on  the next AMT cruise (AMT-24) for the selected candidate. The programme is designed to promote  training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans.

Benefits:

  • one-one supervision and guidance for a research project including hands-on ship board training.
  • The fellowship provides a round-trip ticket to the UK
  • 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
  • sea survival course.

Eligibility:

  • This fellowship program is open to early scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD or MSc) and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

NB:

  • The fellowship will provide the costs of a round-trip ticket between the home institute of the trainee and Plymouth; subsistence allowance for up to two months’ stay in the UK depending on the particulars of the proposed training (at a rate of 925 GBP per month, normally for one month before the cruise and one month after the cruise); the flight back from the Falkland  Islands; accommodation in UK (to join ship); accommodation in the Falkland Islands (on  leaving ship); ship messing fee; seafaring medical and sea survival course.
  • The trainee’s institute will bear all expenses incurred by the fellow in his/her own nation (domestic travel, visa costs, etc.), and the host institute (PML) will waive any bench fees that they may normally charge trainees.
  • POGO does not cover any of the expenses related to the training itself (such as the cost of consumables or software). POGO assumes no responsibility for compensation in the event of sickness, accident, death or disability of a Fellowship holder, nor does it arrange for insurance of a trainee or reimburse premiums paid therefore.
  • The trainees are not considered agents or members of the staff of POGO, and shall not be entitled to any privileges, immunities, compensation or reimbursements, except as otherwise provided herein, nor are the trainees authorised to commit POGO to any expenditure or other obligation.
  • The trainee and the supervisors at the parent and host institutes are required to provide a short progress report at the end of the training period, to evaluate the success of the fellowship programme.

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