[Coral-List] Women in Ocean Science Awards Scholar and Intern Positions Available

Beth Chafin bchafin at reefresearch.org
Mon Oct 18 21:40:47 UTC 2021

CCMI is excited to launch the search for the second cohort of our Women in Ocean Science Award (WIOSA).

What is the purpose of WIOSA?

WIOSA seeks to facilitate the advancement of women in ocean sciences… so they become world-leading professionals by establishing a network and providing mentorship, funding, and field access for a cohort of women in ocean science coming through the ranks to push the frontiers of science.

We are looking for a WIOSA Scholar and 2 interns for 2022:

WIOSA Scholar 2022

This will be a post-doctoral level researcher, looking to progress their career in the field of ocean sciences, preferably with a focus on coral resiliency. The scholar can promote a project via their own organisation and/or may work in conjunction with an already running project at CCMI. This award is for 2 years (2022-2024) and the WIOSA Scholar will have full resources to establish a new field research experiment on the topic of coral reef/ocean resiliency over a two-year period, based at the Little Cayman Research Centre.  A $10,000 USD financial fellowship award will be granted to the scholar, per annum. A further $10,000 USD per annum will be awarded to support a full month of field research activity (diving, boat, transportation, room and board, equipment) at the Little Cayman Research Station as well as participation in a relevant international scientific conference. The scholar will have the ability to select one intern (see below), via a fair and transparent process. International applications are welcome.

Application: please apply, including a cover letter, application form and CV to WIOS at reefresearch.org<mailto:WIOSA at reefresearch.org>

Deadlines: Application round opens 1st November 2021, closes 15th January 2022.

WIOSA scholar will be announced 1st March 2022, with a view to begin fieldwork in June 2022.

The WIOSA 2022 Internships

We have two intern positions available for 2022. The applicant will be a graduate studying for their master's or PhD, who wants hands on experience with a cutting-edge researcher. The topic of study will be coral reef resiliency. Interns will need to be experienced scuba divers and be looking for a career in the field, within the theme of protecting coral reef ecosystems from climate change and protecting biodiversity. Each internship will be 3 months, including time spent at the Little Cayman Research Centre. The intern receives a $500 USD per month stipend, plus full room and board. The scholar will oversee the fieldwork and project deliverables. International applications are welcome.

Deadlines: Application round opens 1st January 2022, closes 1st March 2022.

WIOSA intern will be announced 1st April 2022, with a view to begin fieldwork in June 2022.

Full application details can be found here: reefresearch.org/wios

Beth Chafin

Science Communications & Development Manager

Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)

Cayman Islands


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