The Coral Bleaching Research Coordination Network (CBRCN): Early Career Training Program – Deadline 20 December 2021

The goal of this program is to give post-candidacy PhD students and postdocs an opportunity to learn a new skill such as a laboratory or field method, data analysis tool, or other skill relevant to the study of coral bleaching.

This program seeks to foster inter-disciplinary approaches in coral bleaching research. Three individuals will be selected each year on a competitive basis to work with a PI at an institution other than their own, or in a department other than their own, for about one month. Awardees will receive $2,500 toward travel, materials, and supplies. Travel expenses such as airfare, train travel, and housing will be paid directly. Per diem, materials, and supplies will be reimbursed. Awardees must have letters of support from the host institution PI and their current advisor or supervisor at the time of application submission to be eligible.  Potential PI hosts include the Coral Bleaching RCN Workshop participants, though applicants are not restricted to those individuals on the list. Successful applicants will have one year to complete the proposed activity (extensions are available to all 2020 recipients due to COVID19). All awardees will be required to participate in an online information session and submit a 2-page final report within 30 days after completing the exchange or repay the award. Any publications or presentations resulting from the Early Career Training Program are asked to acknowledge the NSF Coral Bleaching RCN and inform the Coral Bleaching RCN Director of the publication. Applicants must be post-candidacy PhD students or postdocs at a US institution and the proposed work/training must be at a US institution or facility. Applicants need not be US citizens / permanent residents. Additional application details are given on the application form.

Application Deadline for 2022 call: 20 December 2021

Eligibility: Post-candidacy PhD students and postdocs
Application form: Complete this form (along with all requested documents listed in the form) as a single .pdf to Dr. Rob Toonen (

Program Coordinator: Robert Toonen (
Co-Coordinator: Andréa Grottoli

For application and further information, please follow this link.

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