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Blue Charter Fellowships

Theme: Supporting research

The ACU Blue Charter Fellowships programme was designed to tackle marine pollution by supporting world-class research and innovation in marine plastics.

The Fellowships enabled 48 talented researchers from across the Commonwealth to undertake diverse, collaborative research projects supporting the aims of the Commonwealth Blue Charter.

Fellows' research outcomes are aligned with the following thematic areas: 

  • Preventing plastics from getting into the sea
  • Developing alternatives to plastics
  • Cleaning up the seas

Generously funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Waitrose & Partners, the Fellowships programme forms part of the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research & Innovation Framework -- a global hub which aims to share scientific and technical expertise to tackle marine plastics pollution.

Fellowship applications are currently closed.

The urgency and scope of the problem is immense, but there is reason to be hopeful as innovative and collaborative solutions, such as those enabled by the Blue Charter Fellowships, are being developed."

- Ms Freya Croft, Waitrose Blue Charter Fellow 2019/20

Training programme

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Are you a researcher in the field of marine and ocean science? If so, we have an exciting training programme designed to build essential skills in knowledge exchange, research dissemination and research impact. 

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Theme: Supporting research