Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography
Opportunity status:
Centre of Excellence
Open until
Open until funds are fully allocated
Expected to open December 2024


The training program will fully support 10 scholars that have at least a bachelor's degree in science.

Applications will be evaluated on core criteria, including:

  • Minimum educational background (or equivalent experience)
  • Relevance of the training program to ongoing or planned ocean observations in their home country
  • Motivation for participating in the program
  • Commitment to building capacity in ocean observation in their home country
  • Past or planned commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility practices
  • Interest in trans- and/or multidisciplinary work would be considered an asset
  • Minimum English language requirement

Priority consideration will be given to candidates from developing and emerging nations who hold positions at research, academic, or governmental institutes in their home country, and who anticipate returning there after completion of program.

Successful applicants will require a valid passport and Canadian Study Permit. Information will be provided to the ten successful scholars.

Eligible expenses

Scholars will be supported financially with accommodation, monthly stipend and program travel costs paid for the duration of their program.*

* Subject to confirmation of funding.

How to apply

The application period has closed.

Selection process

10 scholars will be selected.

  • February 2024: A review of all applications is expected.
  • March/April 2024: Candidates will be invited for online interviews with the selection committee.
  • April 2024: Final decisions and letters of offer are expected.
  • October 2024: The first cohort will commence in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • July 2025: The first cohort will graduate from the program in Halifax, Nova Scotia.