Student grants for Caribbean marine research

Marine laboratory

The Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean (AMLC) is supporting student research among their members. Awards are available to support research by AMLC student members working (but not necessarily permanently based) at AMLC member institutions. Preference will be given to proposals that involve comparisons or collaboration among AMLC institutions.

If students are not AMLC members, they can join here.

Awards of up to $1000 are available for work involving travel among member labs and awards up to $400 are available for work that does not involve travel among laboratories, but nevertheless involves collaboration and comparisons among them.

Evaluation of applications will be based on scientific merit as well as likelihood that the proposed work will foster collaboration and exchange between AMLC members. Research focused on any aspect of Caribbean marine science, policy or management will be considered.

AMLC members must contact the laboratory they are interested in working to determine details and to request a fee-waiver.


Applicants must be: (1) a member of the AMLC in good standing at the time of submitting the proposal (2) enrolled in a degree program. In addition, the proposed research must involve at least one AMLC member institution in good standing.

Applicants must submit:

  • Application form
  • Description of the proposed research (approximately five pages, double-spaced, 12 point font)
  • Budget with justification (one page)
  • Letters of recommendation (two from a research supervisor or instructor or equivalent)
  • Letter of invitation from the proposed host laboratory indicating any in-kind support given

Applications must be emailed in pdf format to before the April 1, 2020 deadline. Awards will be announced after the AMLC Board Meeting in early June 2020.