ACU Blue Charter Fellowships


The Commonwealth Blue Charter affirms our collective commitment to preserving and nurturing the world’s oceans. Part of this includes tackling marine pollution – specifically the issue of marine plastics, which are drastically affecting the health of our oceans, marine life, and the Blue Economy.

Maurice Beseng data collection - working with fishermen in Cameroon

Maurice Beseng - a Blue Charter Fellow, who travelled from the Uinversity of Coventry, UK, to the University of Buea, Cameroon - carrying out data collection with fishermen

As part of the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research & Innovation Framework (MPRIF), through generous funding from Waitrose & Partners, the ACU is launching a second round of our Blue Charter Fellowship Programme that will provide 10 academic fellows with placements of up to six months at ACU member universities across the Commonwealth, as well as in industry.

These fellowships will support world-class research and innovation in marine plastics, and help fulfil the objectives of the MPRIF.

Research and research translation areas will cover the broad area of marine plastics, specifically the following priority areas of the MPRIF:

  • preventing plastics from getting into the sea
  • developing alternatives to plastics
  • the potential for cleaning up the seas 

Applications are now closed.


For any queries about the fellowships, please contact [email protected]

Funded by

Waitrose & Partners

In support of

Blue Charter

Contact us

[email protected]