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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 South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for South African university graduates to pursue post-graduate studies at a United States university in any subject (excludes MBA and studies that require contact with patients). The following opportunities are available:
VSR (non-degree) : South African PhD students enrolled with a South African University may apply to conduct one year’s research at a U.S. University as a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR). Current National Research Foundation (NRF) funded PhD students are encouraged to apply.
MA/PhD: Post-graduate students may apply for scholarships towards Master’s or Doctorate degrees. Scholarships are awarded for two years towards one degree – Master’s or Doctorate (renewable each year).
US Embassy & Consulates in SA5/14/2021
14 June to 30 July 2021
This course will be presented by Dr Marina Joubert and is designed to help researchers and communication professionals to get to grips with the principles and practice of effective science communication, as well as public engagement with science. Across all modules of the 2021 edition of this course, we will reflect on the effect of the global Covid-19 pandemic, and its implications for public science engagement, with a focus on what we have learned that we can use to improve future science communication activities. 
Stellenbosch University5/21/2021
The ACEP Smart Zone MPA Project seeks nine Masters students to participate in different aspects of this Marine Protected Area (MPA) social-ecological research programme.
20-24 September 2021 | Adelaide, Australia or online
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is providing support for around 30 early career scientists with an affiliation with ICES member countries to participate in the World Fisheries Congress (WFC2021). This support will cover the cost of a virtual registration fee (A$300 for students and A$450 for non-student early career scientists). This is a great opportunity for early career scientists to be supported to participate in this global fisheries congress. As limited funds are available, applicants will be selected based on how well their application aligns with the symposium themes.