Research Fellowship

Research Fellows

This exclusive program is intended for those currently involved in marine science and conservation, and are looking for the complete professional experience to dramatically enhance their prospects as future scientists. As a Fellow for IMR, not only will you gain experience in the field working with innovative and fine-scale research techniques, but engross yourselves in the knowledge and responsibilities required to lead each component of our research project. IMRs Fellows are our leaders in the field, maintaining and developing our current research projects, processing and analyzing our data, whilst learning how to create new research questions and build a research project from the beginning. With this knowledge, our Fellows will also be key lecturers and mentors to our upcoming Research Assistants. IMR proudly creates professional and well-rounded Marine Scientists, who leave with the knowledge and confidence to develop independent research projects and work with Institutes around the world to develop and communicate our current understanding of coastal ecosystems.

In order for our Fellows to take complete leadership and responsibility over each of our research projects, spaces are limited to 4 Fellows at a time. Suitable applicants must attach their Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application form, and be available for a Skype interview.

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Skills Acquired

  • Intimate knowledge of Coral Reef Ecosystems and Processes.
  • Intimate knowledge of Coral Reef Species Identification within the Coral Triangle.
  • Experience lecturing on Coral Reef Ecology topics.
  • Leadership experience within a Non-Profit NGO.
  • Experience working with Marine Scientists in a professional environment.
  • Experience realising, teaching, and cultivating innovative research techniques.
  • Experience leading each component of our Research Assistant program (4x rounds on 4x research techniques).
  • Experience operating advanced underwater survey equipment.
  • Data processing, statistical and analytical skills.
  • Experience working directly with Marine Scientists.
  • Communicate science through Community Outreach Activities.
  • ~50 training and science dives each month.
  • Career guidance and job placement training.
  • Minimum 18 years old.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months.
  • PADI Divemaster (or equivalent).
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science (or equivalent).
  • Minimum 3-month commitment.
  • Ability to conduct independent research projects within the organisaiton.
  • Knowledge of R or Statistica Software.
  • Fellows are encouraged to assist in advancing the program by bringing innovative ideas, as well as starting their own research project through the Institute.
  • Available to begin the Fellowship on the 1st of the month.
  • Airport or Ferry Pick-up from Dumaguete.
  • Accomodation
  • 3 meals Monday – Saturday (Inlcuding Water, Tea and Coffee on site).
  • Internet Access
  • In-country Support
  • All training and survey dives (~50 per month).
  • 11x Coral Reef Ecology and Species Identification Lectures conducted by experienced Marine Scientists.
  • 2x IMR T-shirts
  • Welcome and Good-Bye Dinner

All prices are marked in Philippine pesos

₱205,500 (₱68.5000 p/m)
  • Flights
  • Visa (beyond 30 days)
  • Travel and Diving Insurance
  • SCUBA Equipment (Gear hire available)
  • Additional drinks and excursions
  • Recreational dives (available on Sundays)

2019 Course Dates

31st January

28th April

28th February

28th May

31st March

28th June

30th April

28th July

31st May

28th August

30th June

28th September

31st July

28th October

31st August

28th November

30th September

28th December

31st October

29th January 2020

Additional Courses

Research Assistant

Research Assistant + Divemaster

Research Assistant + Instructor Development