Education and Outreach


In its second decade plan, IR pledged its commitment to education, outreach, and capacity building. By investing the time, energy and resources necessary to build a successful E&O program, InterRidge will ensure that its message of responsible exploration and discovery of the world's deep ocean is heard by students, the future stewards of the environment worldwide; policy-makers; and other members of the general public. The hope is that reaching out, educating and motivating people to learn more about the mysteries of the deep sea - a place few will ever see in person - will engender a healthier respect for the Earth system at large.


InterRidge Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Part of InterRidge’s mission is 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.


InterRidge Cruise Bursary Program

InterRidge supports Cruise Bursaries to help early career ridge-crest scientists to participate in mid-ocean ridge research cruises. Bursaries are awarded for travel and subsistence costs required to join the cruise. We invite graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to apply. Up to 2000 US$ will be awarded for travel and subsistence costs to facilitate cruise participation.


InterRidge Student & Post-doc Travel Awards to CBE6

InterRidge Student & Post-doc Travel Awards to CBE6
To facilitate international exchange and promote new collaborations by increasing the participation of early career scientists at symposia, InterRidge is awarding Student and Postdoc Travel Awards. Ten 500 US$ grants will be offered to motivated students and postdocs to join the 6th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems (CBE6) in Woods Hole (USA). More details on the CBE6 Symposium website.

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 is the deadline for submitting applications for InterRidge Travel Awards.


Publicity material

IR_Flier_2008 Click for PDF of IR Flyer

Education websites

FLEXE: Opportunity for ridge scientists to participate in secondary school education and outreach.

SEA VENT VIEWER: Interactive website on hydrothermal vents by the National Science Foundation.