[Coral-List] 2010 Duke Global Fellowships

Debbie Pease drpease1 at duke.edu
Wed Feb 3 11:40:57 EST 2010

Good Morning,

I am the administrator for the Duke Center for Marine Conservation at 
the Duke University Marine Lab. Our purpose is to offer educational, 
research and collaborative opportunities for person or organizations in 
the field of marine conservation.

Each year, the Duke University Marine Laboratory/Duke Center for Marine 
Conservation offers an exciting opportunity for international students. 
Duke’s Integrated Marine Conservation Program teaches the principles 
necessary to the conservation and preservation of the coastal and 
oceanic environment. The focus is on interdisciplinary problem 
solving—using natural and social science theory to resolve real world 
environmental problems. This program is a tremendous opportunity for 
students at any level to think about conservation biology and policy in 
an environment full of students and faculty grappling with the same 
issues. The core class (BIO 109/ENV209 Conservation Biology and Policy) 
involves field trips, discussion groups, role play, lecture and a final 
project that focuses on the integration of science and policy. Students 
will leave the class with an appreciation of the policy process, as well 
as knowledge in the fundamentals of marine conservation.

Please see the announcement below that I would like to post/have posted 
to your list serve. This is a wonderful opportunity. I do hope you will 
help me get the word out. Time is short…..our final application date is 
March 1, 2010. I am sorry for the short notice, but will appreciate any 
and all efforts on our behalf.

In anticipation of a positive response, I thank you.


My Contact Information is as follows:

Debbie Pease, Executive Assistant
Duke Center for Marine Conservation
Duke University Marine Lab
135 Duke Marine Lab Road
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: 252-504-7636
Fax: 252-504-7638
Email: drpease1 at duke.edu

(Summer Term II)
Deadline: 1 March
For additional information regarding the Global Fellowships in Marine 
Conservation applicants are encouraged to contact 
ml_admissions at nicholas.duke.edu.
Fellowships for international students will fully cover travel expenses, 
room and board, and tuition for both BIO 109/ENV 209 Conservation 
Biology and Policy and one elective course subject to availability.
This fellowship is available to any international applicant with 
interest and qualifications in conservation biology.
Application Form
There is no separate fellowship application form. Intent to apply for a 
fellowship should be made known on the reverse of the summer course 
enrollment form.
Required Credentials
In addition to the summer application for courses and current college or 
professional school transcript*, each Global Fellowship applicant is 
required to submit (1) a brief essay (one page or less) describing the 
applicant’s education, research, and work experience background (a 
Curriculum Vitae does not take the place of this essay); (2) a brief 
statement of purpose, i.e., describing the applicant's reason for taking 
the course, how the applicant will be able to apply the training in 
his/her home country, the applicant's future goals; (3) a letter of 
recommendation from academic faculty or employer addressed to Dr. Larry 
Crowder; and (4) a Curriculum Vitae. All credentials may be posted (135 
Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort NC 28516, USA) or faxed (252-504-7648) to 
the attention of Debbie Pease or scanned and sent in Word or pdf form as 
an email attachment to drpease1 at duke.edu. We do not offer guidelines 
about the information to be included in your reference letter. These 
letters typically include how the referee knows you, his/her opinions of 
your work together in the past, and thoughts about whether he/she feels 
you'd be well suited to this program.
* If at all possible, a copy of the transcript is preferred. A scan 
(sent in Word or pdf form as an email attachment to drpease1 at duke.edu) 
or fax (252-504-7648) to the attention of Debbie Pease, an unofficial 
version of the transcript is fine. If this is impossible, then please 
send a copy of your degree. An ordinary (non certified) translation of 
the transcript is fine.
Due Date
All Global Fellowship credentials must be received no later than March 
1, 2010 by the admissions office of the Marine Laboratory. All 
fellowship applicants will be notified of their award status shortly 
after the deadline date.

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