Global Fellowships in Marine Conservation Biology 2009 [USA]

GLOBAL FELLOWSHIPS IN MARINE CONSERVATION (Summer Term II)
Deadline: 15 February
For additional information regarding the Global Fellowships in Marine Conservation applicants are encouraged to contact ml_admissions@nicholas.duke.edu.
Fellowships for international students will fully cover travel expenses, room and board, and tuition for both BIO 109/ENV 209 Conservation Biology and Policy and one elective course subject to availability.

Eligibility

This fellowship is available to any international applicant who meets the following precondition: admission to BIO109/ENV209 Conservation Biology and Policy. Admission to the course does not automatically imply award of a fellowship; separate reviews are conducted. International students living outside the United States are not required to pay deposits.

Application Form

There is no separate fellowship application form. Intent to apply for a fellowship should be made known on the reverse of the summer course enrollment form.

Required Credentials

In addition to the summer application for courses and current college or professional school transcript*, each Global Fellowship applicant is required to submit (1) a brief essay (one page or less) describing the applicant’s education, research, and work experience background (a Curriculum Vitae does not take the place of this essay); (2) a brief statement of purpose, i.e., describing the applicant’s reason for taking the course, how the applicant will be able to apply the training in his/her home country, the applicant’s future goals; and (3) a letter of recommendation from academic faculty or employer addressed to Dr. Larry Crowder. All credentials may be posted (135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort NC 28516, USA) or faxed (252 504 7648) to the attention of the Admissions Office or scanned and sent in Word or pdf form as an email attachment to ml_admissions@nicholas.duke.edu. We do not offer guidelines about the information to be included in your reference letter. These letters typically include how the referee knows you, his/her opinions of your work together in the past, and thoughts about whether he/she feels you’d be well suited to this program.

* If at all possible, a copy of the transcript is preferred. A scan (sent in Word or pdf form as an email attachment to ml_admissions@nicholas.duke.edu) or fax (252 504 7648) to the attention of the Admissions Office of an unofficial version of the transcript is fine. If this is impossible, then please send a copy of your degree. An ordinary (non certified) translation of the transcript is fine.

Due Date
All global fellowship credentials must be received no later than 15 February by the admissions office of the Marine Laboratory. All fellowship applicants will be notified of their award status shortly after the deadline date.