Call for Applications: Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence

The Alfred Wegner Institute is delighted to announce its 5th year hosting the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE); providing world class education, training and career development programs in oceanography.

The 10 month training programme will take place on the offshore island of Helgoland and the UNESCO reserve Wadden Sea island of Sylt, Germany.

Scholars will receive training in core research skills (project design, implementation, analysis and presentation) and specialized topics including remote sensing, ocean-atmosphere interactions & modeling. Scholars will carry out an independent research project, mentored and supervised by an AWI scientist.

Applications are invited from ocean science trainees from emerging and developed countries. (Applications from emerging countries are particularly encouraged and 1-2 places will be allocated for developed countries).

A full scholarship will be provided by the NF-POGO CofE covering travel, accommodation, tuition and a modest allowance.

Deadline for applications is *6th March 2017*. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May and the programme will begin in *October 2017*.

For further information including details of the application process see www.awi.de/en/nf-pogo-cofe/