[MARMAM] Duke University Marine Laboratory Marine Conservation Summer Institute- Global Fellowship Announcement 2015

Heather Heenehan hheenehan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 14:00:39 PST 2015

*Duke University Marine Laboratory Marine Conservation Summer
Institute-Global Fellowships Summer 2015*

*Application Deadline: February 1, 2015*

The Duke University Marine Laboratory is offering an unparalleled
educational opportunity from July 6 - August 7, 2015. Duke's Marine
Conservation Summer Institute focuses on principles necessary for the
conservation and preservation of coastal and ocean environments during an
intensive five-week summer session. The emphasis 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 Institute will immerse students in the world of marine conservation
biology and policy, giving them a set of basic tools for addressing and
understanding issues of conserving marine biodiversity in the context of
21st Century society and the 'anthropocene' epoch. The Institute is set in
the vibrant educational and research setting of the Duke University Marine
Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina. The five-week course 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.

2015 Themes and Instructors:

·       Human Dimensions and the Marine Environment

·       Coastal Aquaculture and Conservation

·       Ocean Energy and Sustainability

·       Invasive Species

·       Sea Turtle & Marine Mammal Conservation & US Ocean Laws

·       Doug Nowacek, Conservation Technology (Institute Director)

·       Xavier Basurto, Sustainability & Ocean Governance

·       James Morris, NOAA, Marine Ecology

·       Andy Read, Conservation Biology, Marine Vertebrates

·       Steve Roady, Environmental Law

 *Global Fellowships *in Marine Conservation will be awarded on a
competitive basis and are contingent on available funding. The Fellowship
fully covers travel expenses, room and board, tuition, and fees for ENVIRON
746A Marine Conservation Summer Institute.


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.  Past participants are not
eligible for multiple fellowships.*

*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)

Documents to be submitted electronically as ONE document.  Please include
last name in file title:

·       Duke University Marine Lab summer course  enrollment form- please
print and send completed form

·       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 Complete Curriculum Vitae.

Documents below to be submitted with application or sent separate directly
to Rachel Lo Piccolo

·       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 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  2015,* 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.

Global Fellowship Application instructions:


Global Fellowship Application for printing:


Marine Conservation Summer Institute:

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