Ocean Graduate Excellence Network (OGEN)
Shape the future of the ocean
Opportunity status:
Ocean Graduate Excellence Network
Open until
Open until funds are fully allocated
Expected to open fall 2024/winter 2025

About the Ocean Graduate Excellence Network

The Ocean Graduate Excellence Network (OGEN) unites graduate training with industry and government partners to provide a full-spectrum experience and shape the future of ocean research and the ocean workforce.

Students pursue a graduate degree at their home institution, while also participating in additional skill-developing activities. In addition to a generous stipend, students receive a dedicated budget for co-curricular activities that support professional development beyond academia.

Academic supervisors and government and industry partners have the opportunity to leverage funds and attract the brightest minds to join the Canadian ocean research ecosystem.

Academic partners

Industry and government partners


The Academic Advisory Committee (ACC) for the Ocean Graduate Excellence Network is focused on academic quality and integrity.

The committee advises on processes, provides strategy recommendations and coordination and a point of contact for collaboration between universities and the program.


  • Dean of Graduate Studies, Vice President Research, or equivalent from partner institutions
  • Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director – Ocean Frontier Institute
  • Associate Scientific Director – Ocean Frontier Institute
  • Chief Administrative Officer – Ocean Frontier Institute
  • Manager of Ocean Graduate Excellence Network – Ocean Frontier Institute
  • Chief Innovation Officer – Ocean Frontier Institute

Diversity and inclusion

The Ocean Graduate Excellence Network is committed to fostering a culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The program welcomes and will seek participation from:

  • Indigenous people
  • Persons with a disability
  • Racially visible persons
  • Women
  • Persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities
  • Committee members who would contribute to the diversity of our community

Past opportunities

Previous OGEN opportunities