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 September 2, 2022.

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 three-page pre-proposalDeadline: September 2, 2022
Pre-proposals are evaluatedSelected candidates receive an invitation to submit a full proposalNotification: September 23, 2022
Full proposalCandidates prepare and submit a full proposalDeadline: November 4, 2022
Final decisionSelected fellows receive a confirmation letterNotification: January 2023
Fellowship startsFellowship begins with the fellows/mentors training retreatFellow begins: March 20, 2023

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 November 4, 2022, and the selected fellows will be announced in January 2023.

The new cohort will begin their fellowship on March 20, 2023.

Coastal Solutions Fellowship Program

The Coastal Solutions Fellows Program builds and supports an international community to design and implement solutions that address coastal challenges across the Pacific Americas Flyway. Our main goal is to conserve coastal habitats and shorebird populations by building the knowledge, resources, and skills of Latin American professionals, and by fostering collaborations among multiple disciplines and sectors.