Blue Charter Fellowships

Theme: Supporting research
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Blue Charter Fellowships

The ACU Blue Charter Fellowships programme is designed to tackle marine pollution by supporting world-class research and innovation in marine plastics, with a particular focus on:

  • Preventing plastics from getting into the sea
  • Developing alternatives to plastics
  • The potential for cleaning up the seas

The fellowships, generously funded by Waitrose & Partners and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), form part of the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research & Innovation Framework – a global hub which aims to share scientific and technical expertise in this vital area – and support the aims of the Commonwealth Blue Charter.

Ten talented researchers are currently undertaking placements of up to six months at ACU member universities across the Commonwealth, as well as in industry.

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, ACU Blue Charter Fellow 2019/20

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Theme: Supporting research