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Student Opportunities


A list of training opportunities for early and mid-career professionals in fields relating to marine science. For internship and postdoctoral opportunities, please have a look at the Vacancies page.
The ICES Journal of Marine Science is offering internships to support early-career researchers who are interested in learning more about scientific publishing and journal editing. Internships are for a period of one year. This is an unpaid, part-time (a few hours per month), remote-work educational opportunity.
The SOOS Southern Ocean Weddell Sea and Dronning Maud Land Sector Regional Working Group (WS-DML RWG is looking for an ECR to join them as their APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) representative. The successful applicant will have working knowledge of observational research of the Southern Ocean with a particular interest in the Weddell Sea and Dronning Maud Land. The APECS representative will attend RWG meetings, and be responsible for assisting with data collection, curation, and reportage, and will be an important link in liaising between APECS and SOOS. Questions on this position should please be directed at Alyce Hancock ( The position will be for 2 years and non-salaried, but there will be travel reimbursement for attending one meeting if the working group holds a meeting during your term, and potential for co-authorship of publications. To apply, you need to be an early career researcher (up to 5 years past PhD) and have a research background that fits the focus of the group. To apply send your CV and statement of interest & research background (1 page long), your motivation in joining the working group, your thoughts on how you can contribute to the group and how this would benefit your career to 
Excellent opportunity for an interdisciplinary 4 year-long PhD project on the role of sponge competition in cold-water coral reefs. This project will involve ROV video analyses and secondary metabolite profiling in search of compounds of medical and ecological relevance.  This PhD project is part of a competition funded by EASTBIO BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership, welcoming applications from UK and International students. The student will be under the supervision of Prof Marcel Jaspars (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Laurence De Clippele (University of Edinburgh).
Annually, from 1 June to 31 August, IIASA hosts up to 50 doctoral students from around the world. IIASA offers PhD student fellowships to undertake a summer project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda (dynamics of global change). 

​France - South Africa Scholarship Programme

The programme is for South African students who intend to study in universities or higher education institutions in France for their Master’s degree or PhD. This call for applications is open to all fields of studies. Students may start their studies in France in September 2021.

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