KINGSTON, JAMAICA, 21 June 2012 – – The InterRidge/ISA Endowment Fund Fellowship Programme recently awarded fellowships to three students from developing countries.

The three successful applicants are Hanchao Jian – a PhD student at Peking University, Beijing, China; Sanitha Sivadas – a postdoctoral researcher at NIO, India; and Andrew Thaler – a PhD student at Duke University, USA, who will train Freddie Alei, from Papua New Guinea.

The InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme continues to develop and reach out to the global community of young ocean scientists.

In the past years a successful partnership has been established between InterRidge and the ISA Endowment Fund, designed to support early career scientists from developing countries in collaborative marine scientific research.