12 enero 2012

Becas en Conservación Marina

The Duke University Marine Laboratory is offering an unparalleled educational opportunity from July 9 to August 10, 2012. Duke's Integrated Marine Conservation Program focuses on principles necessary for the conservation and preservation of coastal and ocean environments during an intensive 5-week summer session. The focus is on interdisciplinary problem solving using biophysical and social science to address real world environmental problems. This program is a tremendous opportunity for students and professionals at any level to think about conservation biology and policy in an environment full of students, faculty and practicioners grappling with the same issues. The core class (BIO 109/ENV 209 Conservation Biology and Policy) involves field trips, discussion groups and lectures and visits with Distinguished Conservation Scholars each week. Students will leave the class with an appreciation of the policy process, as well as with grounding in the fundamentals of marine conservation.

Global Fellowships in Marine Conservation will be awarded on a competitive basis. The Fellowship fully covers travel expenses, room and board, and tuition for both BIO 109/ENV 209 Conservation Biology and Policy plus one specialized elective course. Electives (subject to availability) include: Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, Marine Ecology and Marine Invertebrate Zoology.

The Global Fellowship application deadline for summer, 2012, is February 15, 2012.


The Global Fellowships are available to any international applicant with a good working knowledge of English who has an interest in marine conservation biology and policy, ideally with the intent to apply this interest to the practice of coastal and marine conservation. The course does not have specific prerequisites, but Global Fellows have a BA or BS degree in hand, are enrolled in such programs, or have some professional experience.

To Apply for Global Fellowships:

Application for a fellowship should be made on the printed Duke University Marine Lab summer course enrollment form. It is our preference to receive applications via email (rachel.lopiccolo@duke.edu) or by fax (252)504-7648.

Application materials should be directed to:

Duke Marine Lab Global Fellows Program
c/o Rachel Lo Piccolo
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort NC 28516, USA

Application Materials

In addition to the enrollment form, each Global Fellowship applicant is required to submit the following credentials: (Please include last name and title on all printed and electronic documents)

1. A brief essay - please limit this to one page - describing the applicant's background, education, research, and work experience. Please note a Curriculum Vitae does not take the place of this essay;
2. A brief statement of purpose - please limit this to one page - i.e., describing the applicant's reason for applying for the Fellowship, how the applicant will be able to apply the training in his/her home country; and the applicant's future goals.
3. A letter of recommendation from academic faculty or employer addressed to Dr. Mike Orbach. 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.
4. A Complete Curriculum Vitae.
5. A copy of your transcript is preferred. It may be an unofficial version. The transcript can be emailed torachel.lopiccolo@duke.edu or faxed to (252) 504-7638 or scanned and emailed to the attention of Rachel Lo Piccolo. A non-certified translation of the transcript is fine. If sending a transcript is impossible, then please send a copy of your degree. If a traditional transcript is available, documentation certifying your courses, grades and official notes taken in each course during university studies in addition to a copy of your diploma will be required.

Due Date

Global Fellowship applications materials must be received no later than 15 February, 2012, by Rachel Lo Piccolo (rachel.lopiccolo@duke.edu). All applicants will be notified of their award status shortly after the deadline date.
We appreciate your interest in our Global Fellows program. If you have any questions you may contact Rachel Lo Piccolo atrachel.lopiccolo@duke.edu.

For additional information specific to the Global Fellowship in Marine Conservation contactRachel.Lopiccolo@duke.edu