OCPP Scholarships call for training providers

Ocean Country Partnership Programme (OCPP) Scholarships training programme 

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Funded through the UK’s £500 million Blue Planet Fund, the ACU is managing the Ocean Country Partnership Programme (OCPP) Scholarships on behalf of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).

The ACU managed OCPP Scholarships, offer a unique opportunity for students to undertake a fully funded Master’s - and in some cases a PhD - in marine science in OCPP partner countries: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Belize, Ghana, Bangladesh, India, and The Maldives.  Aimed at early to mid-career researchers who wish to develop a career in marine science, the OCPP scholarships support world-class research and innovation in the areas of: 

  • marine pollution
  • sustainable seafood
  • marine biodiversity

The overall aim of the scholarships is to strengthen the capacity of OCPP partner countries to address marine environmental challenges. The OCPP awards are designed to support scientific research that will contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of marine resources.             

Call for training providers

We are seeking training providers to support a virtual capacity strengthening training programme for the international cohort of OCPP master’s and PhD scholars.

Between June 2024 and February 2025, OCPP scholarships will provide an additional virtual training programme open to all OCPP-funded scholars, with modules focused on the following three topics: 

  1. How to support the contribution of science to policy and/or management tools
  2. How to create science-based educational resources for communities 
  3. Proposal writing

The ACU is seeking a training provider or providers with extensive experience of delivering training to post-graduate audiences in an international context to co-design and lead the delivery of the three modules.   

Applications close: 8 December 2023

For full details on the training programme and how to apply to be a trainer, please read our Call For Training document

More information

Funded with UK aid from the UK government.

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