Application Due date: midnight UTC +1 on Sunday 16 June 2019

The Commonwealth Blue Charter verifies our cumulative dedication to protecting and supporting the world’s oceans. Part of this consists of taking on marine contamination– particularly the concern of marine plastics, which are significantly impacting the health of our oceans, marine life, and heaven Economy.

As part of the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research Study & Development Structure(MPRIF), through generous financing from Waitrose & Partners, the ACU is releasing a 2nd round of our Blue Charter Fellowship Program that will supply 10 scholastic fellows with positionings of as much as 6-months at ACU member universities throughout the Commonwealth, in addition to in market.

These fellowships will support first-rate research study and development in.
marine plastics, and assist satisfy the goals of the MPRIF.

Research study and research study translation locations will cover the broad location of.
marine plastics, particularly the following concern locations of the MPRIF:

  • avoiding plastics from entering the sea
  • establishing options to plastics
  • the capacity for tidying up the seas


Candidates should be Post-PhD research study personnel or PhD trainees at ACU member organizations in any Commonwealth nation.

Applications from early profession scientists (ECRs) are especially.
invited. Early profession is specified as existing PhD trainees, scientists.
as much as 10 years post-PhD, and likewise scientists who are going back to.
scholastic work following a profession break.

Applicants from any discipline will be thought about, as long as they.
can show how their work connects to several of the 3 locations.
laid out above.

The fellowship should occur at an ACU member organization, or in market, outside the fellow’s nation of house. A.
list of organizations and managers who have actually revealed interest in.
hosting a Fellow is offered on the Host Institutions page.

Fellows are anticipated to be extremely experienced and inspired scientists.
whose proposed research study subject is ingenious, prompt, and most likely to lead.
to larger effect beyond the scholastic neighborhood.

Candidates should send evidence that the host organization enjoys to host their fellowship as part of the application procedure.

Candidates based in Asia or Little Island Establishing States (SIDS) are especially motivated to use.


Fellows who are ECRs will be designated an expert coach at a.
third-party organization, which is not their house or host organization,.
who will supply assistance and guidance throughout the fellowship.


The fellowships will last as much as 6 months and should occur in between 1 September 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Worth of fellowships

Fellows will get a grant of as much as ₤14,000 GBP to cover travel,.
lodging, nourishment, travel insurance coverage, vaccinations and visa.

All fellows will likewise get a research study grant of ₤ 4,000 GBP for.
research study expenses connected with the Fellowship. This can likewise be utilized to.
add to conference involvement connected with the fellowship.

How to use

Please finish the online application by midnight UTC +1 on Sunday 16 June 2019

As part of the application, candidates should send the following:

  • CV
  • Recommendation from their house university head of department/ manager
  • Letter of assistance from their host university or market partner/ manager

They should likewise react to the following concerns:

  1. Sum up the collective work you prepare to perform throughout the.
    fellowship. This must be composed for an audience without prior.
    understanding of the topic, and should not be extremely technical. Any.
    abbreviations or professional terms should be discussed. (200-300 words)
  2. If this is an existing cooperation, briefly explain the work performed to date (100-150 words)
  3. Explain how the work performed throughout and after the fellowship will add to the Commonwealth Blue Charter(100-150 words)
  4. Explain the most likely effect of your research study internationally, nationally and.
    in your area. Consider who will gain from the work, thinking about both.
    scholastic and social effect. (200-300 words)
  5. Note the prepared results and outputs of the fellowship. This could.
    remain in the type of journal short articles, conference involvement, grant.
    applications, media, neighborhood or policy engagement, exchange contracts.
    with your host organization, and so on (50-150 words)
  6. How will the Fellowship aid you to conquer barriers you are dealing with.
    in performing your research study at your house organization? (200-300 words)
  7. Please supply a short summary of how you prepare to interact your.
    research study to pertinent stakeholders in order to increase the capacity.
    effect of your research study (200-300 words)
  8. What encourages you to get the fellowship, and why did you select your existing field of research study? (100-150 words)

Please keep in mind that applications dealing with the above 3 research study.
locations will be prioritised. We likewise highly motivate applications from.
scientists based in or to be hosted by ACU Member organizations in Asia.
and SIDS nations. Effective candidates from the preliminary of Blue.
Charter Fellowships are not qualified to use.


Fellows will be needed to send a composed report within a month of.
completion of their fellowship, react to a follow-up study 12 months.
later on. They will likewise have the chance to take part in the ACU.
Fellows’ alumni plan.


For any questions about the fellowships, please contact [email protected]

To Learn More:

Go To the Authorities Website of the ACU Commonwealth Blue Charter Fellowship 2019/2020

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