“Engaging students from around the world has been an exciting part of Falkor’s mission, so that they have opportunities to see what the practice of ocean science really looks like from trips on board, or from their classrooms, or online, taking part in citizen science projects.”

Wendy Schmidt • Founder

Schmidt Ocean Institute seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate students (limited to those 18 years and older) with a chance to take part in seagoing scientific research aboard Falkor in coordination with our organization and the principal investigators leading at-sea research projects. Schmidt Ocean Institute aims to support technologically advanced research at sea and openly communicate the findings of our supported research cruises. The Student Opportunities Program enables us to support training of the next generation of ocean scientists and technology developers and ignite the spark of passion for ocean exploration in their minds. We hope that by offering indispensable ocean-going experience, participating students will gain invaluable skills at sea while working with advanced oceanographic tools and technologies.

Student berthing space may be made available if a science party has unused berthing. Students will work alongside a science team already scheduled to conduct research aboard Falkor. Applicants should possess knowledge in at least one of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, geology, oceanography, or marine technology (e.g. engineering, software, etc.). Interested students must be enrolled full time in an accredited institution seeking a college, baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degree, or be serving in a post-graduate position. Time will be given to students to keep up with their studies while they are on board.

Upcoming OpportunIties

We are currently not accepting applications to the Student-at-Sea program. If you would like to be added to our contact list for when we open our call please fill out this short form. Please do not send emails.

Please review the program details above and the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us with any other questions.