How to Apply

Application Process for the Coastal Solutions Fellows Program

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We are pleased to announce our call for applications for the 2022 cohort. For more details, please click on the link to download our Call For Applications.

Interested candidates should read carefully the Guidelines to Prepare a Pre-Proposal before preparing and sending an application. Pre-proposals must be submitted through the Coastal Solutions platform, where the pre-proposal file can be uploaded in PDF format. The deadline for Pre-Proposals is October 15, 2021.

Here you can find more information on how to find a mentorhow to select a host institution, and  how to select a cross-sectoral collaborator.

Application Process & Important Dates

Pre-proposalCandidate prepares and submits a two-page pre-proposalDeadline: October 15 2021
Pre-proposals are evaluatedSelected candidates receive an invitation to submit a full proposalNotification: November 2021
Full proposalCandidates prepare and submit a full proposalDeadline: December 3 2021
Final decisionSelected fellows are notified and receive a confirmation letterNotification: January 2022
Fellowship startsFellowship begins with the fellows/mentors training retreatFellow begins: March 21 2022

Evaluation Criteria

Pre-proposals will be evaluated and prioritized using the following criteria:

  • Leadership abilities of the candidates and their capacity to integrate different sectors and disciplines in their professional development.
  • Desired outcomes of the project are feasible and align with the goals of the CSF Program.
  • Strong multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaborations.
  • Impact on priority sites along the Pacific Coast of Latin America.
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Next steps

The program staff will notify candidates on the status of their pre-proposals in November 2021.

Candidates whose pre-proposals are approved will receive an invitation to submit a full proposal.

The deadline for full proposals is December 3, 2021, and the selected fellows will be announced in January 2022.

The new cohort will begin their fellowship on March 21, 2022.