10-14 June 2019 | Shangri-La Hotel | Bangkok, Thailand

SeaWeb Scholars Program

Summit Scholars Program 2018

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. 

Preferred Candidates

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: 

  1. Individuals working in fields related to social, environmental and economic sustainability in responsible wild-capture fisheries including:
    • a. IUU 
    • b. Traceability/Transparency/Data integrity
    • c. Port State Measures Act implementation
  2. Individuals working for responsible aquaculture production in developing countries or geographies 

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:

  1. Have no legal or other impediment to securing a visa and traveling to the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain
  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 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.

Financial Support

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.

Important Dates*

*Subject to change

  • 15 January – 12 March 2018 – Scholars program applications open
  • 16 March 2018 – Selected candidates notified
  • 20 March 2018 – Early bird registration rate ends
  • 18 May 2018 – Scholars visa cutoff. Any Scholar without a visa on this date will be replaced by someone on waitlist.

2017 Program Schedule*

*Subject to change

  • 4-8 June – Introductory Skype calls
  • 18 June – Scholars welcome happy hour & networking
  • 19 June – (Seafood Summit, Day 1) – Orientation
breakfast – Scholars and Mentor introductions, overview of schedule and program.
  • 19 June – (Seafood Summit, Day 1) – Seafood Champion Awards Reception
  • 20 June – (Seafood Summit, Day 2) – Q & A with Experts Luncheon with presentation and discussion with sustainability leader(s)
  • 21 June – (Seafood Summit, Day 3) – Working Lunch – Lessons Learned Workshop
  • 21 June – (Seafood Summit, Day 3) – Happy Hour Send-Off – Informal farewell gathering to conclude the program and gather feedback


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.

Apply here >>

© Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.