The Ocean Fellowship Programme by TBA21–Academy [Venice, Mar 10-Sep 27]: Apply by Jan 20

By: Srishti Srivastav | 14 Jan 2020 1:17 AM


The Ocean Fellowship Programme at Ocean Space (Venice, Italy) is a research fellowship launched by TBA21–Academy in conjunction with the exhibition Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation, curated by Daniela Zyman and commissioned by TBA21–Academy. The three and a half months Ocean Fellowship offers a total of eight fellows the opportunity to investigate the most advanced studies on the Anthropocene Oceans.

In the context of the Ocean Fellowship Programme 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.


TBA21–Academy welcomes application for the Ocean Fellowship Programme from undergraduates, master or PhD students, or recent graduates who 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.

Allowance & Duration

The Ocean Fellows Programme will offer a total allowance of 3,000 Euro (Rs. 2,36,261 approx) 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.

  •  Tue, March 10 – Sun, June 14, 2020: First Ocean Fellows group
  • Mon, June 15– Sun, Sept 27, 2020:  Second Ocean Fellows group


To apply, please download the application form and attach the following information:

  • Filled out application
  • Letter of motivation, in English outlining ideas to be explored during the Ocean Fellows Programme (700 words) and indicating your period preference for joining the programme
  • CV/resume in English
  • University Transcripts
  • Names and contact details of two professionals or academic referees familiar with the research of the applicant

Application Deadline: Please send the material compiled in one single .pdf file by January 20, 2020 to

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