Call For Applications: Ocean Fellowship Programme 2020, TBA21–Academy, Italy

Publish Date: Dec 29, 2019

Deadline: Jan 20, 2020

Ocean Fellowship Programme 

TBA21–Academy welcomes application for the first Ocean Fellowship Programme in the context of the exhibition Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation, located at Ocean Space (Venice, Italy). Oceans in Transformation is the culmination of a long-standing dialogue between the London-based architectural team Territorial Agency and TBA21–Academy. Assessing the latest scientific knowledge on the effects of a wide array of human-induced interferences on marine and coastal ecosystems, the project reiterates the critical role of the oceans in respect to planetary survival.

The three and a half months Ocean Fellowship offersa total of eight candidates the opportunity to investigate the most advanced research on the Anthropocene Oceans conducted by Territorial Agency and TBA21–Academy. Further, the fellows will gain insights into the institutional context of Ocean Space, develop their own unique perspectives and share their research with audiences, peers and experts. Stemming from an alternative, indeed Pacific approach of what is considered to be ‘deep learning’ the programme invites participating students and scholars to ‘dive deep’ into the conceptual and systemic aspects of the exhibition.

In addition, TBA21–Academy is also seeking one experienced candidate to act as Research Mentor to the group, for the entire duration of the programme. The research mentor will supervise, follow and advise the fellows on the direction and progress of their project.


You are an undergraduate, master or PhD student, or a recent graduate and are specialised in one of the following fields: Art and Art History, Architecture and Spatial Research, Oceanography, Chemistry and Fluid dynamics, Political Theory and Political Science, Postcolonial Studies, Posthuman Feminist Studies, Anthropology and Indigenous studies, Accessibility and Educational Sciences, Environmental Humanities.

Fluent in spoken and written English. Italian is a strong plus.
For the Research Mentor, a graduate or post-graduate degree, as well as relevant experience in teaching or mentoring, is required.

Budget and duration

The Ocean Fellows Programme will offer a total allowance of 3,000 EUR per fellow for the 3.5-month duration of the programme. The allowance may be subject to tax and the fellowship status will have to be determined on a case by case basis. Travel and visa costs are not covered.

Tuesday, March 10–Sunday, June 14, 2020: First Ocean Fellows group (4 in total)
Monday, June 15–Sunday, September 27, 2020: Second Ocean Fellows group (4 in total)

The Research Mentor is expected to be in Venice throughout the full duration of the Ocean Fellowship programme. A total allowance of 15,000 EUR is set for the full duration. The allowance may be subject to tax and employment status will have to be determined on a case by case basis. Travel and visa costs are not covered.

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