Application Due Date: Wednesday 7 November at 23: 59 GMT

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

As part of the Marine Plastics Research Study & Development Structure, the ACU is releasing a brand-new fellowship program that will supply 35 scholastic fellows with 2-3 month positionings 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 Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research Study and Development Structure

Research study and research study translation locations will cover the broad location of marine plastics, consisting of:

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


  • Candidates should be 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 present 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 associates with the subject.
  • The fellowship should happen at an ACU member organization, or in market, outside the fellow’s nation of house.
  • Fellows are anticipated to be extremely knowledgeable and determined scientists whose suggested research study subject is ingenious, prompt, and most likely to result in broader effect beyond the scholastic neighborhood.
  • Candidates should send evidence that the host organization enjoys to host their fellowship as part of the application procedure.


  • Fellows will get a grant of as much as ₤8000 GBP to cover travel, lodging, nourishment, travel insurance coverage, vaccinations and visa expenses.
  • All fellows will likewise get a research study grant of ₤2000 GBP for research study expenses– this can consist of conference involvement– connected with the fellowship.


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


The fellowships will last in between 2 and 3 months, and should happen in between 27 December 2018 and 31 March 2019

How to use

Total the online application by Wednesday 7 November at 23: 59 GMT

For any inquiries about the fellowships, please contact

For Additional Information:

See the Authorities Website of the ACU Commonwealth Blue Charter Fellowship 2019

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