Finding a Host Institution

Requirements for Host Institutions:

  • The institution should have a strong interest in coastal conservation and in multidisciplinary and intersectoral collaborations.
  • Their mission, objectives and activities should be aligned with the mission of the Coastal Solutions Fellows Program.
  • Should be willing to provide support and resources to the fellow during the implementation of the project, and should be willing to integrate the project within their work plans and operations.
  • Should be established in the same country and city than the fellow (preferred).

Host Institution


Candidates must select a host institution that supports them during the implementation of their project. The institution should be based in the same country than the fellow, and can be from the public, private, non-profit or academic sector.

The mission and activities of the host institution must be aligned with the goals of the project and the professional development vision of the candidate. The institution must be a relevant actor in the selected site and in the implementation of the project and must commit to provide institutional support and resources to the fellow during the project, including on issues of project management, communications, human resources and equipment. The funds of the fellowship are typically allocated directly to the fellow, and thus the program does not consider funds for indirect or administrative costs.