The award consists of $30,000 and can be used towards:
- The Fellow’s academic year and summer stipend.
Examples of charges NOT considered legitimate include:
- Tuition – it is expected that the Fellow’s institution will waive or assume tuition charges.
- Summer salary or other compensation for the research advisor.
- Pooled or overhead costs, and salary for support staff (e.g. secretarial or clerical help).
- The applicant must be working toward a Ph.D. in an academic institution. (Please note: the applicant must have already been accepted into a Ph.D. program.)
- No limitations are placed on citizenship.
- Fellowships are only tenable at U.S. and Canadian Universities.
- Fellows must be enrolled on a full-time basis for the duration of the award.
Application Evaluation Information
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts in the fields of ocean engineering and ocean instrumentation. The main criteria for evaluation include:
- The project – Is it innovative? Is it technically sound?
- The candidate – Important criteria include intellectual ability and achievement, evidence of creativity and initiative, and potential for a career that will impact ocean engineering and instrumentation.
Preference will be given to candidates who have a well-defined thesis direction, but who still have enough remaining time to work toward their Ph.D. such that the receipt of a Link Foundation Fellowship could make a difference.