Scholarships

We are proud to support excellence and provide scholarships for those working towards a career in marine conservation and research. Please read through the requirements for our scholarships carefully before applying. If you would like to be considered please begin your application process and state which scholarship you would like to be considered for. Before you can be considered for a scholarship you must first complete the admissions process and be accepted into our general program.

For more information on our scholarships please contact lauren@indooceanproject.org

Current grants and scholarships:

  1. The Purple Grant (Marine Research Fellows)
  2. Multi-Media and Communications Scholarship (Divemaster and Research diver)
  3. Academic & Research Grant (Marine Research Fellows)
  4. Indonesian Scholarship/Beasiswa Warga Indonesia (Divemaster and Research diver)

The Purple Grant

*Eligible for Indonesian women only

Number awarded per year: 2

Value: Approx 10,000,000 IDR each (exact amount announced 6 months prior to start date and varies depending on Purple Dive Penida’s donation per quarter)

Application due: 31st July for January the following year or 30th December for July the following year

Awarded: 15th August and 15th January yearly

Start date: From January – June and July – December

Location: Any location

ABOUT THE GRANT

We are delighted to unveil the Purple Grant in collaboration with Purple Dive Penida, an initiative designed to empower Indonesian women in the field of marine sciences. This grant, awarded twice a year, is made possible through Purple Dive Penida’s dedication to environmental sustainability and their partnership with 1% for the Planet.

Both Indo Ocean Foundation and Purple Dive Penida share a unique connection as they are both founded and led by women. This partnership not only underscores our joint commitment to empowering women in marine sciences but also highlights the importance of female leadership in driving positive change for our oceans. Through our collective efforts, we aim to inspire more women to pursue careers in marine sciences and make significant contributions to environmental conservation.

The Purple Grant operates on a quarterly basis, with funds accumulating from Purple Dive Penida’s sales contributions. This unique funding model is made possible by Purple Dive Penida’s commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility. As part of their dedication to giving back, Purple Dive Penida has joined the 1% For the Planet community and pledged to donate 1% of its sales to nonprofit and conservation initiatives close to their heart.

PREREQUISITS

Only apply if you meet the following requirements prior to your start date:

  • Female Indonesian citizens
  • Enrolled as a student in Marine Sciences or related field
  • Required to conduct an independent research project for your Bachelors or graduate studies
HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for the Purple Grant you must first submit your research proposal.

You can download the MARINE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION FORM and submit it along with a letter of introduction to pascal@indooceanproject.org.

Depending on your topic of interest, you may qualify for water, intertidal, or land-based analysis projects. Please have a look at our Marine Research Fellowship page for more information.

If you are combining your Research Fellowship with a dive master and research diver internship you must start by submiting the online application form HERE before completeing your Research Fellowship proposal.

Grants are awarded based on the research proposal’s potential for success and impact in our regions of study.

Multi-Media Scholarship

Number awarded per year: 1

Value: 24,000,000 IDR

Application due: 30th June

Awarded: 31st July

Start date: Following January

Location: Nusa Penida

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

Indo Ocean Project is proud of offer 1 yearly scholarship for an exceptional multi-media and communications intern worth 24,000,000 IDR.

This scholarship is open to international candidates and located at the Penida Project. Applications are due yearly by 30th June for a start date of January the following year. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview and winner announced on 31st July.

PREREQUISITS

Only apply if you meet the following requirements prior to your start date:

  • Rescue Diver certification from any internationally recognized agency
  • Valid Emergency First Responder/CPR/)2 Provider
  • 2 years experience in a social media, communications, or SEO position
  • Excellent written and spoken English
HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for the Multi-Media Scholarship you must first be accepted into the program.

Submit your online application to the Nusa Penida Project and in the section we ask you to tell us why you are applying include that you would like to be considered for the Multi Media scholarship in the first line. 

Once you acceptance is confirmed and a place has been offered to you we will send over a short interview questionnaire and request supporting documents like links to portfolio or previous work. 

Short listed candidates will be contacted the first week of July for interviews. The winner will be announced at the end of July.

Academic & Research Grant

Number awarded per year: 1

Value: 30,000,000 IDR

Application due: 31st October

Awarded: 20th November

Start date: Within the following year

Location: Any location

ABOUT THE GRANT

Our Academic & Research Grant is awarded one time per year and is available for those currently completing undergraduate or post graduate studies in the marine field with the intention to complete an independent research project (Marine Fellowship) with Indo Ocean Project.

Up to 30,000,000 IDR scholarship awarded every year to apply to your program fees or research costs.

This grant will be awarded for the first time in 2023

PREREQUISITS

Only apply if you meet the following requirements prior to your start date:

  • Qualify for our Marine Research Fellowship 
  • Enrolled as a student in a marine science or related field of study
  • Has a mentoring professor from institution
  • Intending to compelte their program the following year
  • Intention to publish research in peer reviewed journal
  • Submitted complete project proposal to Indo Ocean Project
HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for the Academic & Research Grant you must first be accepted into the program.

If you are joining as a Research Fellowship only please follow the application instructions on website HERE

If you are combining your Research Fellowship with a dive master and research diver internship you must start by submiting the online application form HERE before completeing your Research Fellowship proposal.

Grants are awarded based on the research proposal’s potential for success and impact in our regions of study. 

Grants are awarded on the 20th November to be applied for the following year.

Indonesian Scholarship (Beasiswa Warga Indonesia)

Number awarded per year: 3

Value: up to 56,500,000 IDR

Application due: 30th June & 31st December

Awarded: within 1 month of due date

Start date: January, April, and September

Location: 1 scholarship awarded at each project

TENTANG BEASISWA

One of the primary aims of Indo Ocean Project is to inspire and promote conservation throughout Indonesia by Indonesians. Therefore we are proud to offer a scholarship program available to 1 male and 1 female Indonesian citizen per year who meet our requirements . This scholarship covers all program fees accept for the processing of diving master certifications..

You will be treated exactly the same as every other candidate with the same expectations, program length, and living conditions. 

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Salah satu tujuan utama dari Indo Ocean Project adalah menginspirasi dan membudayakan konservasi ke seluruh Indonesia oleh warga Indonesia. Maka dari itu, kami dengan bangga menawarkan program beasiswa kepada 1 laki-laki dan 1 perempuan warga negara Indonesia per tahun yang memenuhi persyaratan. Beasiswa ini mencakupi semua biaya-biaya program, kecuali biaya pemrosesan sertifikasi selam.

Anda akan diperlakukan dengan sama seperti kandidat lain, dengan ekspektasi yang sama, panjang program yang dan kondisi tempat tinggal yang sama.

Termasuk:

  • Akomodasi selama 8 minggu di rumah bersama pemagang lainnya
  • Transportasi dari Bali Selatan ke kantor pusat Nusa Penida
  • Sertifikasi Diver Stress & Rescue
  • Sertifikasi React Right- first responder CPR/02/AED
  • SSI Dive Guide
  • SSI Science of Diving
  • SSI Dive Master
  • 5 sertifikasi spesialisasi konservasi: Scientific Diver, Shark Ecology, Manta Ecology, Turtle Conservation, Coral ID and Resortation
PERSAYARATAN BEASISWA
  • Warga Negara Indonesia
  • Memiliki sertifikasi Advanced Open Water atau lebih tinggi 
  • Bisa percakapan Bahasa Inggris (semua pelajaran diajarkan dalam Bahasa Inggris, tetapi bahan dapat disediakan dalam Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Memiliki riwayat dalam bidang konservasi, biologi kelautan, atau bidang yang berkaitan
  • Menunjukkan minat untuk melanjutkan karir dalam konservasi laut di Indonesia
  • Dapat berenang sepanjang 800m tanpa bantuan dan 20 menit mengambang di air
CARA MENDAFTAR

Silahkan mendaftar langsung melalui situs web DISINI dan beritahu kami alasan mengapa Anda harus kami pertimbangkan untuk Program Beasiswa Penida ini. Setelah menyelesaikan pertanyaan wawancara singkat, Anda akan diminta untuk menyelesaikan esai pendek menjelaskan apa yang menginspirasi Anda untuk mendaftar ke Indo Ocean Project dan apa yang Anda harapkan dari program ini.

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To be considered for a scholarship you must first complete the admissions process. Please state in your initial application which scholarship you would like to be considered for.

Good luck!

Location

Nusa Penida (Bali), Tanjung Bira (South Sulawesi), Raja Ampat (West Papua)

info@indooceanproject.org