Graduate Fellowships in Reef Ecosystems

International Society for Reef Studies

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Grant amount: Up to US $2,500

Deadline: Mar 11, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Graduate Fellowships in Reef Ecosystems

These are small research grants (currently of US $2,500 each) awarded competitively each year to graduate students to enable them to undertake fieldwork or visit another laboratory to undertake a relevant analysis on a topic related to Reef Ecosystems. 

The International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) is committed to encouraging and supporting students interested in coral reefs, and will be offering six Graduate Fellowships for research on Coral Reef Ecosystems, two of which will be reserved for students coming from developing countries in different parts of the world.  The fellowships provide funding (currently US $2,500 per award) which may be used to cover the costs of fieldwork, or of visiting another laboratory, in order to obtain results that are to be included within a thesis submitted for a research degree (e.g. PhD, MPhil, or MSc by research). 

In addition to providing funding, ISRS will assist the successful candidates in liaising with other members who may be in a position to assist their research, while in turn the holders are required to prepare reports on their progress for publication in Reef Encounter and on the society's website.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The fellowships are available to students who are either student or full members of ISRS, and are already admitted to a Research Masters or PhD program at an accredited University or College.
  • Students are eligible for one of the fellowships reserved for members from a Developing Country even if they are undertaking their studies in, or are proposing to visit another laboratory in, a non-developing country.
    • A Developing Country in this context means a country which is NOT in the list of High-Income countries as defined by the World Bank.
    • Currently the list of High-Income countries includes: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, China, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep., Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal , Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Recipients must be student (or full) members of the International Society for Reef Studies at the time of submission of their application.


  • The funding is not available for use after a student has submitted their thesis, nor to cover the costs of attendance at a Conferences.