KINGSTON JAMAICA, 20 January 2011 – – InterRidge (IR) a non-profit organisation concerned with promoting all aspects of mid-ocean ridge research (their study, use and protection), today called for proposals for its 2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in partnership with theInternational Seabed Authority Endowment Fund.

The mission of the Endowment Fund, a program for collaborative marine science research, is to support the participation of qualified scientists and technical personnel from developing countries in marine research activities and to provide opportunities for collaboaration by these persons.

In the 2010 InterRidge/International Seabed Authority programme, the Endowment Fund funded Shinsuke Kawagucci of Japan;  Baby Divya of India and Akumbom Vishiti of Cameroon.

For the 2011 Programme, the ISA Endowment Fund will provide funding for three graduate student or postdoc up to US$5000 per fellowship to be used within 2 years from the date it is awarded.

Application documents to be considered by the ISA Endowment Fund include:

    * General Application Form  [ Word | Pdf ]
    * ISA Application Form  
    * Any additional CV’s for developing country personnel

All application material should be submitted electronically to the InterRidge Coordinator by 31 March 2011.