Early Career Training Program

The goal of this program is to give post-candidacy PhD students and postdocs an opportunity to learn a new skill such as a laboratory or field method, data analysis tool, or other skill relevant to the study of coral bleaching.

This program seeks to foster inter-disciplinary approaches in coral bleaching research. Four individuals will be selected each year on a competitive basis to work with a PI at an institution other than their own for at least one month. Four individuals per year will be selected on a competitive basis to work with PIs at an institution other than their own for at least one month and provided a flat amount of $2,000 per awardee. Awardees must have letters of support from the host institution PI and their current advisor or supervisor at the time of application submission to be eligible.  Potential PI hosts include the Coral Bleaching RCN Workshop participants, though applicants are not restricted to those individuals on the list. Successful applicants will have one year to complete the proposed activity. All awardees will be required to submit a 2-page final report within 30 days after completing the exchange or repay the award. Additional application details are given on the application form.

Application Deadline: 29 March 2019

Eligibility: Post-candidacy PhD students and postdocs

Application form: Complete this form (along with all requested documents listed in the form) as a single .pdf to Dr. Rob Toonen (rjtoonen@gmail.com).

Program Coordinator: Robert Toonen (rjtoonen@gmail.com)

Co-Coordinator: Andréa Grottoli