The OCPP Scholarships India, funded through the UK’s Blue Planet Fund, offer a unique opportunity for students from India to undertake a fully funded Master’s in marine science.
Aimed at early to mid-career researchers from India who wish to develop a career in marine science, the OCPP scholarships India will support world-class research in this area.
Hosted by Berhampur University and Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), the scholarships will enable scholars from India to harness their regional knowledge, conduct vital research and help develop solutions to marine environmental problems.
The aim of the scholarships is to support scientific research that will contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of marine resources and strengthen responses to marine environmental challenges. The scholarships will also make a positive and tangible impact on the livelihoods of coastal communities that depend on healthy marine ecosystems.
Scholarships will be awarded for Masters’ students. Each successful recipient will be entitled to:
As part of your application, you will need to indicate the course that you are currently studying on and proposed research project from the list of Master’s programmes and research projects below:
MSc in Marine Biology
MSc in Oceanography
MFSc Seafood Safety and Trade or MSc Industrial Fisheries
MSc Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry
MTech Marine Biotechnology
Aquatic Animal Disease: Using next-generation sequencing combined with traditional pathology techniques to better understand fish disease in India.
Applications must be completed through the online application form to be considered. If you don't already have an ACU account, you will need to set one up by clicking 'Get Started', in the top right-hand corner of the application login page.
For each host university there are specific courses and research projects listed below that applicants will need to indicate their interest in as part of their application.
Applications are now open and will close 20 November 2023 at 16:00 UTC.Apply for OCPP
Funded with UK aid from the UK government.
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