InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2019

The next call for applications for InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships will be announced in 2020 after the transition of the IR Office to the next host country.

InterRidge Fellows since 2008:

2019: Jakub Ciążela, Guilherme Weber Sampaio de Melo

2018: Simone Pujatti, A. Srinivas Rao, Loes van Dam, Unyime Udoudo Umoh

2017: Seyedeh Elnaz Naghibi, Surya Prakash, Egidio Marino, Julia Machon, Inmaculada Frutos and Guangyu Xu

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



Announcement 2019

The InterRidge Office is pleased to announce the launch of call for Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in 2019. 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 research in line with the Third Decadal Plan (2014-2023) of InterRidge. Proposals out of this scope will not be considered. These awards may be used, for instance, for cruise participation or laboratory work by adding an international dimension to the Fellow’s research. In 2019 we may offer up to 6 IR Fellowships.

All application materials are to be submitted electronically to the InterRidge Coordinator ( by 31st March 2019 8 April 2019 (new deadline).

Required Application Materials

InterRidge Fellowship application form_2019 (.docx)

Amount and Duration of Fellowship

The amount awarded to each successful applicant will be determined based on the project needs and is up to 5000 US$ per Fellowship. The Fellowship must be used within 1 year from the date the Fellowship is awarded.

Proposal and Application Review

Research proposals and related documents should be written in English. They will be reviewed for scientific merit by two topic-relevant reviewers, one a native- and the other a non-native English speaker. All applications will be ranked based on the quality and expected significance of the work as well as the opportunity provided by the Fellowship to the applicant.

The final selection will be made by the InterRidge Steering Committee. All successful Fellows will be announced in the second half of 2019.

Award Reporting Requirements

Fellows will be required to submit the final report upon completion of the Fellowship.

If you have questions, please contact the InterRidge Coordinator (