The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation awards fellowships annually to midcareer professionals whose future contributions to marine conservation will be significantly enhanced by their Pew-funded projects.
Each recipient is awarded a $150,000 grant, allocated over three years, to complete an original, research-based marine conservation project. The program supports work that contributes to marine conservation research, enhances leadership capacity, supports outreach, promotes conservation education, and informs policy decision-making.
Consideration for the fellowships is by nomination only, and unsolicited applications are not accepted.
Each year, an independent advisory committee composed of experienced global experts and leaders in marine conservation is invited by Pew to nominate outstanding individuals engaged in interdisciplinary, innovative work on marine conservation. The nominees are asked to submit applications that are ranked based on the applied conservation merit of the proposal, the potential impact of the project, the plan for communicating about the project’s findings, and the individual's professional achievement. The advisory committee reviews and scores each nominee’s plan and then makes the final selections.
The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation is part of the environmental science division of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Working to address critical conservation issues on land and at sea around the globe, Pew’s marine projects in science and environmental conservation are among the world’s largest in size and scope.