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Announcement of Opportunity: Trevor Platt Fellowship 2024 – (Deadline 15th December2023)

Professor Trevor Platt FRS FRCS was a British and Canadian biological oceanographer who was internationally-recognised for his fundamental contributions to many aspects of oceanography and limnology. Over the span of his impressive career, he held many prestigious offices and positions of influence as well as receiving many high-level awards.

Trevor was also committed to the stewardship of the ocean and had a passion for the development of early career researchers (ECR) and capacity building. Having hosted Prof. Platt for over 15 years, PML is determined to continue his legacy of championing the next generation of oceanographers through the Trevor Platt Fellowship.

The Fellowship supports one ECR Fellow every year to undertake a research project at PML in any aspect of biological oceanography, such as:

  • Primary production, physiology and ecology of marine phytoplankton
  • Thermodynamics of aquatic ecosystems
  • Physical and biological interactions in the ocean
  • Marine optics
  • Size structure of marine communities
  • Remote sensing of ocean colour
  • Ocean carbon cycle and climate change
  • Water quality and human health
  • Time series of ocean observations and their analyses
  • Ecological approaches to fisheries management


Application process

To apply for the fellowship, each ECR applicant will be required to develop a research proposal and identify a relevant PML host scientist. Please visit Our Science pages for more information about PML’s research and scientists.

Applicants will be required to submit their research proposal, CV, capacity building & impact statement and a supporting statement by the PML host. PML hosts can only support 1 application.

The submission portal will open from 1st September 2023 and close on 15th December 2023, but candidates will be encouraged to contact a PML host before the portal opens to start the proposal development process.

More information here

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