News 11 Apr, 2024

West P&I are delighted to continue supporting the Science Bursary with National Oceanography Centre

Initially launched in 2020, in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), West are proud to be involved with the West P&I Science Bursary. This initiative continues to highlight their commitment to foster talent and innovation within the marine science and oceanography community.


Bursary recipients: (top left to bottom right) Marianne, Leonardo, Ehoumi, Ahkil and Genia

The 2023/24 bursary is available for five applicants following successful completion of the competitive application process. Selected students will benefit from 6 months of mentorship from esteemed NOC scientists. As part of the second part of this bursary, financial support will be provided for 2 of the 5 chosen applicants to gain practical experience of ship borne science, by joining a research expedition in 2024 alongside NOC crew.

Genia Fernanda, a student from the University of the Basque Country, Spain, selected for this year’s bursary said: “I’m particularly excited about the prospect of being mentored by professional researchers from NOC. Moreover, the chance to establish collaborations and connections with other researchers is something I eagerly anticipate. I believe that engaging with a diverse community of scholars will significantly broaden my horizons within my focused research area. It’s not just about individual growth; it’s about contributing to and learning from a collective pursuit of knowledge.”

Holly Evans, Head of Strategic Partnerships at NOC, states, “We are excited to be partnering with West P&I once again to deliver valuable experiences to oceanography and marine science students around the world. NOC has a vital role to play in supporting the next generation of ocean scientists and this is a great opportunity for the students as well as the mentors.

You can find out more by visiting WEST P&I bursary.