Plymouth Marine Laboratory Trevor Platt fellowship 2023 (Up to £15,000)

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Opportunity ID 73977

Opportunity Description

The Trevor Platt fellowship at Plymouth Marine Laboratory is now accepting applications. Following in the footsteps of Prof. Trevor Platt, they encourage proposals from excellent early career researchers to conduct research at PML in any part of biological oceanography (fieldwork, earth observations, theoretical, ocean stewardship, etc.).

Professor Trevor Platt FRS FRCS was a British and Canadian biological oceanographer known for his essential contributions to many elements of oceanography, including limnology in recent years. He was deeply dedicated to ocean preservation. His scholarly interests were diverse, including, but not limited to:

  • Marine phytoplankton primary production, physiology, and ecology.
  • Aquatic ecosystem thermodynamics.
  • In the ocean, there are physical and biological interactions.
  • Optics for the sea.
  • Marine community size structure.
  • Remote color sensing of the ocean.
  • Climate change and the carbon cycle in the ocean.
  • Human health and water quality.
  • Observations and analysis of the ocean across time.
  • Environmental methods to fisheries management.
  • Collaboration and capacity building on a global scale.

Quick Details:

  • Provided by: Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • Deadline: 15 December 2023
  • Interview Date: February 2024
  • Starting Date: Summer 2024
  • Type: Fellowship
  • Gender: Any
  • Eligible Countries: International


  • The fellowship will grant a £15k bursary to cover travel, visa, housing, and living expenses. The goal is to allow for a stay of four to six months, depending on distance, living costs, and scientific activities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • They seek submissions from excellent early career researchers to work on a research project at PML in any part of biological oceanography (fieldwork, earth observations, theoretical, ocean stewardship, etc.) in order to carry on Prof. Trevor Platt’s legacy.
  • They are devoted to fostering a diverse and inclusive pool of candidates.

Selection Criteria:

The Application Panel will shortlist candidates using five primary criteria based on the quality and relevancy of the papers presented throughout the application process:

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  • The application’s quality.
  • CV quality.
  • The application’s relevance to PML’s science focus areas.
  • Evidence that the training will result in capacity growth, with a possible long-term influence on regional observations.
  • The importance of the PML host.

Documents Requirement:

  • Research proposal,
  • CV,
  • Capacity building & impact statement and
  • A supporting statement by the PML host.

How to Apply?

To be eligible for the fellowship, each ECR candidate must submit a research plan and designate a PML host scientist. More information on PML’s research and scientists may be found on their Science website.

Applicants must send their research proposal, CV, capacity development and impact statement, and a supporting statement to the PML host via the email address shown below. PML hosts can only support one application at a time.

Submission Email:  [email protected]

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For more details, kindly visit the PML’s website.

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