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SeaWeb Scholars Program

Summit Scholars Program 2017

Applications for all categories are closed except for “Representatives of key stakeholder groups in the Pacific Northwest.” Please do not apply if you are not in this category.

SeaWeb’s Summit Scholars Program provides financial, professional development, and administrative support to individuals from targeted stakeholder groups, to allow them to attend the SeaWeb Seafood Summit. These under-represented voices bring valuable perspectives into the sustainability dialogue at the Summit, and in turn take ideas and knowledge from the Summit back to their home communities.

Funds are limited and will be used to increase representation of targeted sectors and geographies, including (but not limited to):

  • Community & labor organizations or fishing organization representatives
  • Representatives of organizations or institutions working on social issues related to seafood
  • Asia and Latin America – both aquaculture and wildcaught fisheries
  • Representatives of key stakeholders groups in the Pacific Northwest

Requirements

To be accepted into the program, you must:

  1. Have no legal or other impediment to securing a Visa and traveling to the United States
  2. Be a first-time Summit attendee
  3. Agree to SeaWeb sharing information from your application and participation in the program with funders supporting the scholarships
  4. Agree to fully participate in the Summit Scholars Program including all pre-Summit, on-site Summit, and post-Summit activities

Important: If you are unable to comply with these requirements, you are not eligible for the Scholars program and should register for the Seafood Summit normally.

Professional Support

The SeaWeb Summit Scholars Program is designed to ensure that all Scholars receive the support they need to allow them to contribute their ideas and experiences to the Summit dialogue, and to serve as ambassadors of sustainable seafood in their home communities.

The program starts with one or more conference calls prior to the Summit. At the Summit, Scholars are paired with mentors who help them understand the issues and introduce them to stakeholders with shared interests. Scholars meet for orientation, networking, a Q&A session with sustainability experts, and a workshop on lessons learned. After the Summit, Scholars share insights from their home communities in a follow-up call, and are invited to participate in quarterly networking calls throughout the year.

Financial Support

Scholars receive full or partial funding for travel expenses, Seafood Summit registration, and lodging while at the Summit.

SeaWeb will arrange and pay for Scholars’ Summit registration and lodging at the conference center. Scholars must arrange and pay for their travel and meals and submit receipts to SeaWeb for reimbursement, up to the maximum allowance detailed in their acceptance letter.

2017 Program Schedule*

*Subject to change

  • 1-31 May 2017 – Conference Calls
- Scholar presentations to the group
  • 5 June 2017 (Seafood Summit, Day 1) – Orientation
Breakfast – Scholars and Mentor introductions, overview of schedule and program.
  • 5 June 2017 (Seafood Summit, Day 1) – Seafood Champion Reception
Evening – Seafood Champion Awards winners announced
  • 6 June 2017 (Seafood Summit, Day 2) – Q & A with Experts 
Lunch break – Presentation and discussion with sustainability leader(s)
  • 7 June 2017 (Seafood Summit, Day 3) – Working Lunch 
Lunch break – Lessons Learned workshop
  • 7 June 2017 (Seafood Summit, Day 3) – Happy Hour Send-Off 
Summit Close – Informal farewell gathering to conclude the program and gather feedback
  • 1-31 July 2017 – Conference Call
- Scholars share insights from their communities following their Scholar experience

Application

We will attempt to notify any non-qualifying applicant who applies prior to close of Early Bird pricing in time to receive of Early Bird Pricing. Applicants who are not accepted will be notified prior to the close of Early Bird Pricing. Accepted Scholars will receive an Acceptance Letter by email detailing the level of support SeaWeb is offering.

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