Applications are being accepted from 15 January to 12 March 2018.
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.
Scholars for inclusion in the 2018 program will be selected to support and benefit from the central themes of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain. Specifically, we are interested in bringing Scholars to the Summit who meet the following criteria:
While all individuals meeting these criteria are eligible for the Scholars program, we particularly encourage applications from Latin America, Europe and Africa, and individuals implementing FIPs.
Funds are limited so we encourage eligible candidates to apply early.
To be accepted into the program, you must:
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.
The program starts with one or more conference calls prior to the Summit. At the Summit, Scholars are paired with mentors with expertise in a related area and experience with the Summit. Mentors provide assistance to Scholars in navigating the Summit and introduce them to potential collaborators at the Summit. Scholars meet for orientation, networking, a Q&A session with a speaker and a workshop on lessons learned.
Scholars receive full or partial funding for travel expenses, Seafood Summit registration and lodging while at the Summit.
SeaWeb arranges and pays for Scholars’ Seafood Summit registration and lodging for the duration of the regular Summit program. Scholars must arrange and pay for their travel, visas and meals up to the maximum allowance detailed in their acceptance letter. Scholars must present itemized receipts for all expenses they are seeking reimbursement for.
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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.