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student grants-in-aid

We are pleased to announce the 2024 AMLC Student Grants-in-Aid of Caribbean Marine Research Program. These awards support student research and increase collaboration and diffusion of knowledge among the member institutions of the AMLC.  Awards are available to support research by AMLC student members working (but not necessarily permanently based) at AMLC member institutions.  This program is specifically for proposals that involve comparisons or collaboration among AMLC institutions.  Awards of up to US $2000 are available for work at and travel to member labs.  Evaluation of applications will be based on scientific merit as well as the likelihood that the proposed work will foster collaboration and exchange between AMLC members.  Research focused on any aspect of Caribbean marine science, policy or management will be considered.

Many AMLC member labs have pledged in-kind support in the form of fee-waivers to awardees. Applicants must contact the laboratory they are interested in working at to determine details. Students will need to request a letter of support from the laboratory for their applications.

AMLC host institutions must be in good standing at the time of the application and award.  A full list of AMLC member institutions in good standing can be found in our Institutional-member directory.

Requirements:  Applicants must be: (1) a member of the AMLC in good standing at the time of submitting the proposal. Annual student dues are US$ 10, and (2) enrolled in a degree program. In addition, the proposed research must involve at least one AMLC member institution in good standing.

Applicants must submit:

  1. This Application Form (at the link below)
  2. Description of the proposed research (maximum five-pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, standard margins)
  3. Budget with justification (maximum one-page)
  4. Letters of recommendation (two from a research supervisor or instructor or equivalent)
  5. Letter of invitation from the proposed host laboratory indicating any in-kind support given

Applications must be submitted in English, and e-mailed in PDF format to

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2024. Awards are typically announced in June.

Evaluation process: Applications will be evaluated by the AMLC Awards Committee comprised of no less than three members of the AMLC board and past recipients of AMLC student awards. Wherever possible, a short evaluation of proposals will be provided to applicants.

We are looking forward to reviewing your proposals!