2020 TBA21–Academy Ocean Fellowship Programme

Deadline: January 20, 2020.

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.


1. 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.

2. Fluent in spoken and written English. Italian is a strong plus.

3. For the Research Mentor, a graduate or post-graduate degree, as well as relevant experience in teaching or mentoring, is required.


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.


To apply, please visit the application page here.

Documents required:

A. Filled out application
B. 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 (March–June) (June–September)
C. CV/resume in English (maximum 4 pages)
D. University Transcripts (optional)
E. 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 byJanuary 20, 2020, to oceanfellows@tba21-academy.org.



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