A Joint NAM S&T Centre – ZMT Bremen Fellowship scheme was initiated in 2008 for providing opportunities to scientists from developing countries to affiliate themselves with ZMT to upgrade their research skills and conduct joint research in Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Modelling and Tropical Coastal Marine Systems.
Some of the aims of the Joint NAM S&T Centre – ZMT Bremen Fellowship Programme are:
a) To provide opportunities to scientists and researchers from developing countries to work with senior researchers and faculty members in ZMT Bremen for upgrading their research skills in the fields related to Ecology, Social Sciences and Tropical Coastal Marine Systems.
b) To facilitate the scientists and researchers from developing countries to undertake short-term joint research projects at ZMT Bremen.
c) To provide a mechanism to the scientists and researchers from developing countries to use the equipment and facilities of ZMT Bremen for their own research activities on mutually agreed terms and conditions.
d) To facilitate exchange of information and contacts and create a network between the scientists and researchers from Germany and other developing countries.
e) Depending on the research topic, the Fellows can also benefit from the ZMT's association with the University of Bremen, Jacobs University, the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology and other well-established marine institutes.
To be eligible, candidates must atleast hold an MSc or equivalent in a relevant field, and should be actively engaged in research.