Active Opportunities

Call for Applications: 2018 Summer Programme at the Marco Polo-Zheng He Academy (2-20 July)

The summer programme at the Marco Polo-Zheng He Academy of International Oceans Law and Policy offers a series of lectures and workshops on oceans law and policy over three weeks in Xiamen and is co-sponsored by the Xiamen University South China Sea Institute, the Center for Oceans Law and the China Seas and the International Seabed Authority Endowment Fund.

Details of the 2018 Marco Polo-Zheng summer programme together with the applications forms are available on . All queries should be emailed to . 

Deadline for applications is 10 June 2018.

2016  [CLOSED]

  • Call for Applications: 2016 Xiamen University and Dalian University Summer Programs 
    - Brochure  EN
    - Poster      EN | CH

Details of the Xiamen Summer Program together with application forms are available on Queries should be emailed to

Details of the Dalian Program together with the application forms are available on the University of Dalian China website. Enquiries should be emailed to

Application deadlines for both Summer Programs is 20 June 2016.

The Xiamen Summer Program will be held 4-15 July in Xiamen and the Dalian Session will be held 18-29 July in Dalian.

The ISA Endowment Fund will provide financial assistance to support selected participants from developing countries. The programs are co-sponsored by the South China Sea Institute, Xiamen University and the School of Law, Dalian Maritime University of China.


  • Workshop:  Biodiversity and connectivity of deep-sea cosystems in areas targeted by deep-sea mining 
    Swakopmund, Namibia, 11 – 21 April 2016


2015 [CLOSED]

  • Call for Applications for ISA Endowment Fund Travel Bursaries to attend the 14th Deep Sea Biology in Symposium in Portugal 31 August - 14 September.  Applications should be submitted to Dr Maria Baker ( and Dr Bhavani Narayanaswamy (
    Deadline for Applications :  Friday 8 May 2015
    Application Form : docx | pdf

UPDATE: 30 October 2015
INDEEP Endowment Fund Bursary Report for the 14th Deep Sea Biology Symposium (Aug-Sept 2015, Portugal)

UPDATE: 29 July 2015 
ISA and INDEEP congratulate bursary winners : 1) Judith Gobin - Trinidad & Tobago; 2) Naiti Morales - Chile; 3) Kerry Sink - South Africa; 4) Mauricio Shimabukuro - Brazil; 5) Ignacio Chiesa - Argentina; 6) Yadong Zhou - China; 7) Eulogio Soto - Chile; 8) Baban Ingole – India

2013  [CLOSED]