Latin American Fisheries Fellows Program
Fellowship Support for the Master of Environmental Science and Management Degree
Call for Applicants
The Bren School is now accepting applications for the Latin American Fisheries Fellowship program! This fellowship offers full funding for the two-year Master of Environmental Science and Management degree at the Bren School. It includes a living stipend as well as intensive English language training (if needed), summer funding, and airfare for two international trips to and from Latin America per year. Applications are due January 3rd, 2014. Note that all applicants must study for and take the GRE and TOEFL exams before applying and must apply to the Bren School in addition to the LAFF program. Follow this link for complete information and to access the LAFF supplemental application.
Made possible by the generous support of the Walton Foundation, the LAFF Fellows program provides full fellowship support for up to four highly qualified students who are pursuing a two-year Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) degree with a concentration in Coastal Marine Resources Management and are dedicated to pursuing a related career in Latin America.
The LAFF program builds upon the the Bren School's mission, which is to play a leading role in researching environmental issues, training scientists and environmental management professionals, and identifying and solving environmental problems around the world. The Bren MESM program is an interdisciplinary, solution-oriented curriculum that includes rigorous coursework, a capstone-thesis Group Project or Eco-Entrepreneurship Project, training in communications and career placement assistance.
Where the Fellows Work
The Latin American Fisheries Fellowship program has sponsored over a dozen fellows from eight countries. While at the Bren School, the fellows have worked on thesis projects ranging from vaquita conservation in the Gulf of California, to artisanal anchoveta fleet management options in Peru and using eco-tourism in Colombia to mitigate negative marine impacts. Additionally, fellows have used their funding to develop a variety of summer internships that include examining stakeholder uses of the Galápagos Marine Reserve, Latin American trawling policy with the United National Food and Agriculture Organization. See the map below for more details about the fellows and their projects; or click here for their bios.