MareMundi – Save Our Seas Fellowship 2019

In 2019 MareMundi is excited to offer the funding of two fellowships in the area of marine biological sciences. We aim to support young scientists with their research projects and hope to encourage them for exploring, studying and protecting marine environments.
In this call we offer two independent fellowships (deadline of submission 1st May):
  1. MareMundi RSEC fellowship 1.500 €: Biology and Ecology of the Red Sea
  2. MareMundi MED fellowship 1.500 €: Biology and Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea

Who can apply?

  • Scholarships applicants should have the following profile
  • Be a student of marine science or a related field (Master/PhD-level or equivalent)
  • Officially enrolled at a University (or equivalent) and provide evidence for supervision of their project
  • Be highly motivated
  • Enjoy blogging and social media activities

Funded topics/disciplines:

  • Ecology
  • Conservation and applied Ecology
  • Behavioral studies
  • Evolution
  • Biodiversity (incl. Taxonomy and Systematics)

The road to a MareMundi fellowship – what we do expect from a potential candidate…

  • Actuality and conclusiveness of the research topic
  • High personal motivation
  • Implementability of the topic: At least a part of the work must be conducted at one of our field stations in Croatia, Greece or the RSEC. Keep in mind that MareMundi field stations are not equipped with high-end research technology. Since our main focus are school and university courses, we only have limited basic resources. Successful applicants may need to adjust their research to the daily business at the field stations and contact the responsible local staff prior to their research to plan their trips.
  • Legality: MareMundi cannot be responsible for any ethical or legal issues, such as sampling permissions or experimental design that threatens animals or the environment.
  • Successful applicants have to deliver two reports (published on our Website) and shorter reports on our/their social media accounts (pictures, stories, etc.)
  • In case of scientific output, MareMundi (as well as our cooperating partners, if necessary) need to be mentioned in the Acknowledgments.
  • Successful applicants have to become a member of the MareMundi conservation society (by no later than the official project start)

Application documents

Please submit the following application documents in English:
  1. A tabular CV (max. 2 pages), including 3 major publications (if available)
  2. Letter of motivation (3000 characters)
  3. Letter of recommendation by Master/Doctoral supervisor (signed copy)
  4. Research proposal (max. 6000 characters – incl. Figures and Tables)
  5. Work plan (one A4 page – either a table or list)
Please send your application in one merged PDF-file (in the above order 1-5) to office@mare-mundi.org, as follows:
  • MareMundi MED fellowship <MED2019_Surname.pdf>
  • MareMundi RSEC fellowship <RSEC2019_Surname.pdf>

Selection

​In case of large number of applicants, a preselection will be made based on personal motivation, experience, genuineness and practicality of the proposal (by the leading committee of MareMundi. Proposals which have been shortlisted will be anonymously evaluated by (inter)national reviewers/experts. The
final decision will be mainly based on the personal motivation of the applicant and the results of the review. Already existing funded projects are no reason for rejection.

Payment

The stipend will be disbursed in two parts: One after announcement/contract signing and the second half after receiving the first report for our website. MareMundi reserves the right to revoke the stipend if requirements in the contract are not met.