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 2020 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. The deadline for Pre-Proposals is June 15, 2020.

Here you can find more information on how to find a mentor, and here you can consult the information on how to select a cross-sectoral collaborator.


Application Process & Important Dates

Pre-proposal Candidate prepares and submits a two-page pre-proposal Deadline: June 15 2020
Pre-proposals are evaluated Selected candidates receive an invitation to submit a full proposal Notification: mid June 2020
Full proposal Candidates prepare and submit a full proposal Deadline: August 7 2020
Final decision Selected fellows are notified and receive a confirmation letter Notification: October 2020
Fellowship starts Fellowship begins with the fellows/mentors training retreat Fellow begins: January 4 2021


Pre-proposal Application Submission

Please submit your pre-proposal as a PDF file to using the following naming criteria: NameAndLastName_Pre-proposal2020 (e.g., JohnSmith_Pre-proposal2020). 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 mid June 2020.

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

The deadline for full proposals is August 7, 2020, and the selected fellows will be announced in October, 2020.

The new cohort will begin their fellowship on January 4, 2021.