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 mentor, how to select a host institution, and  how to select a cross-sectoral collaborator.


Application Process & Important Dates

Pre-proposal Candidate prepares and submits a two-page pre-proposal Deadline: October 15 2021
Pre-proposals are evaluated Selected candidates receive an invitation to submit a full proposal Notification: November 2021
Full proposal Candidates prepare and submit a full proposal Deadline: December 3 2021
Final decision Selected fellows are notified and receive a confirmation letter Notification: January 2022
Fellowship starts Fellowship begins with the fellows/mentors training retreat Fellow begins: March 21 2022


Pre-proposal Application Submission

Pre-proposals should be submitted through the Coastal Solutions platform, where candidates can upload their pre-proposal in a PDF format, using the following naming criteria: NameLastname_Preproposal2021 (e.g., JohnSmith_Preproposal2021). You will receive an e-mail confirming your submission.

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.