Guideline and Application Instructions
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants must be an educator in the marine science and oceanography field with a focus on Early Childhood to Grade 12 (Secondary School). Educators include teachers, instructors, administrators, researchers, and trainees. The Academy approaches this with an expansive definition of marine science and oceanography.
Marine Science and Oceanography fields include Marine Ecosystems and Organisms, Vessel and Vessel Operations, Aquaculture, Marine Policy and Advocacy, Ocean Engineering, Marine Engineering, The Blue Economy, Technical Diving, Ocean Literacy, Marine Geosciences, and Climate Sciences
Applicants can work at a wide array of institutions but must focus their work on Early Childhood to Grade 12 education. The Academy approaches this with an expansive definition of institutions.
Sample eligible institutions include schools, early childhood centers, museums and cultural centers, higher education institutions and research centers, nonprofit and for profit education focused institutions, and tourism organizations.
Applicants must be at least 20 years old by the start of the fellowship and must have taught in the field for at least two years.
Applicants must be available to attend the conference in person in July 2023. The Academy is unable to provide support for Fellows to obtain visas but will provide a letter of invitation or participation if necessary.
Candidates must hold a valid travel document and be willing to travel abroad for the residential session.
Candidates should be proficient in spoken and written English and should be comfortable presenting and speaking in public.
Candidates should demonstrate a degree of resilience that enables them to contribute fully to the program while also meeting other organizational and personal commitments.
Candidates should be curious, open-minded, flexible, and comfortable in multicultural environments.
Candidates have a strong profile showing a steady record of accomplishments in the field of education . They have also been involved in education and/or development projects for at least 3 years.
Required information includes: applicant's name, title, organization, email address, phone number, mailing address, and sub-disciplinary category within the field of marine science and oceanography.
Letter of Recommendation: Applicants must upload a letter of recommendation that includes information about the applicant's qualifications for the fellowship and confirms eligibility.
Applicants should include an essay (no more than 1000 words) on their interest in the Fellowship and what they hope to accomplish during the fellowship period.
Resume or CV
Optional Links to documents, videos or other artifacts that support your application. Applicants must include their current resume or CV. They also have the option to include additional documents, videos, or other artifacts that support their application.