InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

As part of InterRidge’s mission to promote international, collaborative, and interdisciplinary studies of oceanic spreading centers, we invite proposals for InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships of up to $5000 US each. These Fellowships are designed to encourage international collaboration on any aspect of ridge-crest science by graduate students or postdoctoral researchers, fostering long-standing partnerships for their future careers. The Fellowships can be used for any field of ridge-crest science. In particular these awards are encouraged to be used for international cruise participation, international laboratory use, and adding an international dimension to the Fellow’s research. We expect to offer a number of Fellowships each year. Fellowships funded by InterRidge are open to graduate students or postdocs from any nation. Two Fellowships per year are funded by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Endowment Fund, with the requirement that the graduate student or postdoc is either from a developing country or will assist in training those of a developing country. The ISA Endowment Fund is a new program for collaborative marine scientific research, with details and brochure available at: The mission of the ISA Endowment Fund is to support the participation of qualified scientists and technical personnel from developing countries in marine research activities and to provide opportunities for collaboration by these persons. For more information on the partnership with the ISA for the InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, please see:

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InterRidge Fellows:

2015, Jotautas Baronas

2014, Emily Fallon, Sun Jin, Michele Paulatto, Matthew Hodgkinson

2013, Florent Szitkar, Lily Muller, Philipp Nasemann, Rajasabapathy, Xinxu Zhang

2012, Cathy Cole, Emanuele Fontana, Alessio Sanfilippo, Jessica Till, Hanchao Jian, Sanitha Sivadas, Andrew Thaler

2011, Donato Giovannelli, Eoghan Reeves, Girish Beedessee, Srinivas Rao, Sabyasachi Sautya

2010, Shinsuke Kawagucci, Baby Divya and Akumbom Vishiti

2009, Susan Lang and Surya Prakash

2008, Michelle Harris and Kerry Howard

IR Fellows are also featured in the annual InterRidge News.