Marine Policy Fellowship Program Reference


PLEASE NOTE: We have adopted an on-line application review process. In order for reviewers to view all portions of the application, we are requesting that reference writers submit thier letters electronically using the links to the right. Thank you for your assistance in making this electronic review process successful.

We recognize the considerable time and thought required of professionals in providing letters of recommendation. We have provided this form to guide your evaluation for the WHOI Marine Policy  Fellowships. The selection process is very rigorous and competitive. Applicants are required to provide three written references from non-WHOI personnel. It is helpful if the letter of recommendation provides an indication of the relative ranking of the candidate within his/her peer group and field of scholarship.  Letter writers are encouraged to complete both the on-line form with the ranking, as well as upload a more detailed reference letter using the links to the right.  Please note that references submitted not using the on-line or upload process will not accepted.

Marine Policy Fellowship awards are made annually, on a competitive basis, to applicants who have completed a doctoral level degree or possess equivalent professional qualifications through career experience. We welcome experienced professionals who can arrange a leave or sabbatical. WHOI's objective is to provide a year-long advanced learning experience in ocean policy problems involving the interdisciplinary application of social science and natural science to marine policy problems. Fields currently emphasized are economics, law, statistics, public policy, natural resources management, and international relations. Awardees are encouraged to pursue a research project in association with a member of the resident research staff.

Letters of Recommendation are a key factor in the Fellowship Committee award decisions. Thank you for the time and effort you have devoted on behalf of the applicant and in assisting us in the selection process.


References for Applicants to the Marine Policy Fellowship Award can be completed be completed online and/or uploaded using the reference submission links, in the related links box to the right.

Completed references will be accepted until January 5th. Specific questions about the fellowship should be addressed to

Further information may also be obtained by writing directly to:

The Marine Policy Fellowship Committee
Academic Programs Office, Clark 223, MS #31
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541
Telephone: (508) 289-2950
Fax: (508) 457-2115

Please note: E-mailed and faxed references will not be accepted; references must be submitted on-line.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Organization