[MARMAM] Duke University Marine Laboratory Marine Conservation Summer Institute- Global Fellowship Announcement 2014

Heather Heenehan hheenehan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 12:40:05 PST 2013

*Duke University Marine Laboratory Marine Conservation Summer
Institute-Global Fellowships Summer 2014*

*Application Deadline: February 1, 2014*

The Duke University Marine Laboratory is offering an unparalleled
educational opportunity from July 7 to August 8, 2014.  Duke’s Marine
Conservation Summer Institute focuses on principles necessary for the
conservation and preservation of coastal and ocean environments during an
intensive 5-week summer session.  The focus is on interdisciplinary problem
solving using biophysical and social science to address real world
environmental problems.  This program is an opportunity for students and
professionals at any level to think about conservation biology and policy
in an environment full of students, faculty and practitioners grappling
with the same issues.  The five-week core class, ENVIRON746A Marine
Conservation Summer Institute  consists of three weeks of plenary lectures,
field trips and activities, and two intensive week-long modules intertwined
in weeks two and four and led by experts in the field.  Plenary weeks and
modules will be focused on hands-on, team-based, experiential learning with
meaningful faculty-student engagement that are hallmarks of the educational
environment at the Marine Laboratory.  Students will be in the field and at
the discussion table, learning the basic tools of conservation biology and
policy in the plenary weeks and delving deeply into special topics with
experts during the module weeks.

Modules for 2014 are:

1) Deep Sea Conservation (Van
& International Oceans Law
(Taught during Week 2)

2) Conservation of Marine Mammals & Sea Turtles
& Domestic Oceans Law
during Week 4)

Global Fellowships in Marine Conservation will be awarded on a competitive
basis.  The Fellowship fully covers travel expenses, room and board, and

The Global Fellowship application deadline for summer, 2014, is *February
1, 2014*.


The Global Fellowships are available to any international applicant with a
good working knowledge of English who has an interest in marine
conservation biology and policy, ideally with the intent to apply this
interest to the practice of coastal and marine conservation.  The course
does not have specific prerequisites, but Global Fellows must have a BA or
BS degree in hand and be enrolled in a graduate program, or currently
working in the field of marine conservation.

*To Apply for Global Fellowships: * It is our preference to receive
applications via email (rachel.lopiccolo at duke.edu) or by fax (252)504-7648.

If sent by postal mail, application materials should be directed to:
Duke Marine Lab Global Fellows Program
c/o Rachel Lo Piccolo
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort NC 28516, USA

*Application Materials*
In addition to the enrollment form, each Global Fellowship applicant is
required to submit the following credentials: (*Please include last name
and title on all printed and electronic documents)

·       Duke University Marine Lab summer course  enrollment form- please
print and send completed form via email or postal mail

·       A brief essay - please limit this to one page - describing the
applicant’s background, education, research, and work experience. Please
note a Curriculum Vitae does not take the place of this essay

·       A brief statement of purpose - please limit this to one page -
i.e., describing the applicant's reason for applying for the Fellowship,
how the applicant will be able to apply the training in his/her home
country; and the applicant's future goals.

·       A letter of recommendation from academic faculty or employer
addressed to Dr. Doug Nowacek.  We do not offer guidelines about the
information to be included in your reference letter. These letters
typically include how the referee knows you, his/her opinions of your work
together in the past, and thoughts about whether he/she feels you'd be well
suited to this program.

·       A Complete Curriculum Vitae.

·       A copy of your transcript is preferred. It may be an unofficial
version. The transcript can be emailed to rachel.lopiccolo at duke.edu or
faxed to (252) 504-7638 to the attention of Rachel Lo Piccolo.  A
non-certified translation of the transcript is fine.  If sending a
transcript is impossible, then please send a copy of your degree. If a
traditional transcript is available, documentation certifying your courses,
grades and official notes taken in each course during university studies in
addition to a copy of your diploma will be required.

*Due Date*
Global Fellowship applications materials must be received no later
than *February,
1st  2014,* by Rachel Lo Piccolo (rachel.lopiccolo at duke.edu).  All
applicants will be notified of their award status soon after the deadline
date.   We appreciate your interest in our Global Fellows program.  If you
have any questions you may contact Rachel Lo Piccolo at
rachel.lopiccolo at duke.edu.



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