Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd Trevor Platt Fellowship. They welcome applications from outstanding early career researchers to undertake a research project at PML in any aspect of biological oceanography (fieldwork, earth observations, theoretical, ocean stewardship etc..), following on the legacy of Prof. Trevor Platt.
Professor Trevor Platt FRS FRCS was a British and Canadian biological oceanographer who was distinguished for his fundamental contributions to many aspects of oceanography and in recent years, to limnology as well. He was committed to the stewardship of the ocean. His research interests were broad, and included, but were not limited to:
- Primary production, physiology and ecology of marine phytoplankton
- Thermodynamics of aquatic ecosystems
- Physical and biological interactions in the ocean
- Marine optics
- Size structure of marine communities
- Remote sensing of ocean colour
- Ocean carbon cycle and climate change
- Water quality and human health
- Time series of ocean observations and their analyses
- Ecological approaches to fisheries management
- International collaboration and capacity building
- The fellowship will provide a bursary of £15k to include travel, visa, accommodation and living expenses. The aim is to allow a visit of between four to six months depending on distance, living costs and science activity.
- They welcome applications from outstanding early career researchers to undertake a research project at PML in any aspect of biological oceanography (fieldwork, earth observations, theoretical, ocean stewardship etc..)
The Application Panel will use five main criteria to shortlist applicants, based on assessing the quality and relevance of the documents submitted during the application process:
- Quality of the application
- Quality of applicant/CV
- Relevance of the application to PML’s science priority areas
- Evidence that the training will lead to capacity-building with potential lasting impact on regional observations
- Relevance of PML host
To apply for the fellowship, each ECR applicant will be required to develop a research proposal and identify a relevant PML host scientist.
Applicants will be required to submit their research proposal, CV, capacity building & impact statement and a supporting statement by the PML host, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. PML hosts can only support 1 application.
The submission period will open on the 1st September 2023 and close on the 15th December 2023 but candidates will be encouraged to contact a PML host before the submission period opens to start the proposal development process.