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ACU Blue Charter Fellowships

Applications have recently opened for a new programme of fellowships aimed at researchers who are working to combat marine plastics pollution, open exclusively to PhD students and post-PhD researchers at ACU member institutions.

The ACU Blue Charter Fellowships provide funding of up to £10,000 GBP for 2-3 month research visits hosted by any of the ACU’s other 500+ member institutions overseas, as well as industry hosts. Fellows’ research areas can include, but are not limited to:

– preventing plastics from getting into the sea

– developing alternatives to plastics

– researching the effects of plastics on aquatic life

– education around plastics use and consumer behaviour

– the potential for cleaning up the seas

The closing date for the Fellowships is 7th November 2018