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DAAD Doctoral Scholarship for scholars from Sub-Sahara Africa "Adaptation of marine socio-ecological systems to changing environments"

Deadline for Application 20 December 2020

See the call for application and more information you can find under this link: https://www.leibniz-zmt.de/en/work-study/zmt-academy/daad-scholarship.html

DAAD Doctoral Scholarship for scholars from Sub-Sahara Africa "Adaptation of marine socio-ecological systems to changing environments"

Deadline for Application 20 December 2020.

See the call for application and more information you can find under this link

PhD opportunity: Unhappy Bedfellows? Interactions between the invasive species Sargassum muticum and Threatened seagrass beds (Zostera spp)

The PhD concerns the ecology of invasive species and focuses on interactions between Zostera seagrass beds and the invasive macroalgae, Sargassum. It examines the ecological impacts and community responses to the invader and explores whether longer-term control of invasive species may be microbially mediated.

The project is a collaboration between the Universities of Bangor and Nottingham in the UK, and has the Welsh governmental body (Natural Resources Wales) as a case partner.

See more details and contacts for enquiries,

Postdoctoral fellowship available: Quantitative conservation ecology and machine learning (Deadline 15Nov 2020)

The Elizabeth Madin Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Hawai‘i
Institute of Marine Biology is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow in the area of quantitative conservation ecology to join our lab. The position will be funded by a recent NSF CAREER award focused on decoding seascape-scale vegetation patterns on coral reefs to understand ecosystem health.

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Russel E. Train Fellowship (WWF)

Access to higher education is still very limited in many parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America impeding committed conservationists from reaching their potential. To reduce these barriers, WWF’s EFN program provides fellowships to rising leaders to pursue graduate degree (master’s and PhD) studies in conservation-related fields anywhere in the world and conduct research in their home countries or region.

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP)

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) program promotes innovative adaptation research in Africa. Alumni of the program represent a cadre of climate change specialists who are promoting and facilitating adaptation research, education, and decision making across Africa.

More information can be found here.

POGO Fellowships for Research Cruise Training

POGO has offered special Visiting Fellowships for on-board training on the Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruises. This initiative has proved to be a very successful training programme providing hands-on, sea-going experience to young scientists from developing countries, and the opportunity to be involved in an internationally renowned scientific programme. The programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans.

POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships

This programme is jointly funded by POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. The fellowship program is open to scientists, technicians, graduate students (PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Its main purpose is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications. Priority is given to applicants in early stages of career development.

United Nations University -Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

UNU offers PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships to provide young scholars and policymakers, especially from the developing world, with a multidisciplinary context within which to pursue advanced research and training that are of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of their selected UNU-IAS or UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) programme.