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Visiting Fellowship Program

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The application deadline for next term MEL Visiting Fellowship Program is Nov 15, 2016

The State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL) at Xiamen University launched a "Visiting Fellowship Program" for visiting scholars in marine sciences to conduct collaborative research with MEL members. Combined with the MEL Open Science Fund, the program offers visiting scholars financial support for 1-6 month stays in Xiamen.

Supported fields

The fellowship supports research in the general area of marine environmental science with emphasis on ocean carbon biogeochemistry, ocean nitrogen biogeochemistry, marine biogeochemistry of organic matter and metals, marine microbial ecology, ecological processes of plankton, ecological impacts of ocean acidification and UV radiation, ecotoxicological effects of marine pollutants, coastal ocean dynamics and ecosystem response, ocean observation, and other disciplines related to the scientific questions with which MEL is concerned.


It includes three types of fellowships : Distinguished & Zhengzhong Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Senior Visiting Fellowship, and Young Scientist Visiting Fellowship.


Supported by MEL, the fellowship covers international/domestic travel expenses and accommodation, and provides research fund (Young Scholar only), laboratories and office facilities with a monthly allowance of 30,000 Yuan, 20,000 Yuan and 10,000 Yuan respectively.

How to apply ?

  • Applications are accepted all year round.
  • The applicant must have a collaborative partner established in MEL prior to his/her application.
  • Application form must be filled in by the applicant and his/her research partner.
  • Reviews are organized every March 15, July 15 and November 15, and the outcome will be announced within a month.

Contact : Angela Liu 0086-592-2181571

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