The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation provides fellowships to outstanding scientists and other individuals across the globe to support innovative, applied projects aimed at developing and implementing solutions to critical challenges facing the world’s oceans.
Each year, five individuals or, occasionally, teams are selected by a prominent international panel of experts to receive the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. Each Pew Fellow is awarded a $150,000 grant, allocated over three years, to complete an original, research-based marine conservation project. Fellowships applications are by nomination only.
Who We Are
The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation is part of the Ocean Science Division at Pew. Working to address critical marine conservation issues in the United States as well as in Europe, Australia, Antarctica and elsewhere, Pew contains one of the world’s largest marine programs in science and environmental advocacy.
Application for the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation is by nomination only and unsolicited applications are not accepted.
Each year a group of international marine conservation leaders are invited by the Pew Fellows Program to nominate outstanding individuals engaged in interdisciplinary, innovative work on marine conservation. Those nominees for the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation are asked to submit applications that are then reviewed and scored by the Pew Fellows Program Advisory Committee, comprised of experienced global experts in marine conservation.
The fellowship proposals are ranked based on the applied conservation merit of the proposal, the potential impact of the project and the individual's professional achievement. Pew Marine Conservation Fellowships are targeted to mid-career professionals whose future contributions to marine conservation will be significantly enhanced by receiving a Pew Fellowship.
Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation Awards
Granted over a three-year period, the $150,000 Pew Fellowship award is a project-based grant. Pew Fellowships support projects that are designed to contribute to marine conservation research, enhance leadership capacity, support outreach, promote conservation education and inform policy decision-making. Communication and outreach that support improved policies and action for the global environment are at the core of every Pew Fellow's project.