The Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme (N-POC) is now open for applications for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme at the University of the South Pacific (USP) for the academic year 2022 under the bi-institutional PhD degree agreement between USP and the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway. N-POC is funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) for 2021-2026, and offers 25 three-year PhD scholarships for candidates from 15 Pacific countries.

Potential candidates are invited to submit their applications by 15 July 2022

N-POC Multi-disciplinary Research Clusters
The N-POC Grant Document defines the following thematic clusters,but applicants are free to propose any research topic related to the ocean-climate nexus, from any discipline.
Cluster 1: Stewardship and Governance of the Ocean-Climate Nexus
Cluster 2: Securing Healthy Ocean, Islands, and Coasts
Cluster 3: Water and Food Security for Pacific Islands
Cluster 4: Envisioning a Sustainable Blue Pacific 2050 and Beyond
Cluster 5: Addressing the Challenges of Global Warming and SeaLevel Rise, and Natural Hazards
Cluster 6: Pacific Cultural Heritage and the Ocean-Climate Nexus