Danielle de St. Jorre Scholarship

The scholarship has been established to honour the memory of the late Danielle de St. Jorre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Environment and Tourism of the Republic of the Seychelles, and a member of the Governing Board of the International Ocean Institute, in consideration of all she did in her short life for the benefit of her country, small island developing states and the world at large. She died in 1997 at the age of 54.


Since 1999, the IOI, through the support received from the Ocean Science and Research Foundation (OSRF), presents a Scholarship of Swiss Francs 10,000 annually for one woman from a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) involved in marine-related research activities. The candidate may use this scholarship attend specialised training programmes or University Degree programmes in ocean affairs. Candidates are selected in consultation with the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), and the scholarship is administered by the IOI Headquarters.


Calls for applications for the Danielle de St. Jorre Scholarship are usually issued towards the end of each calendar year; inquiries or expressions of interest may be sent to IOI HQ on ioihq(at)ioihq.org.mt requesting an application and application guidelines.


Scholarships Awarded since 2000 have been assigned on an annual basis to deserving candidates from the Seychelles,  Barbados,  Mauritius, Fiji, Tonga, Cuba, Samoa, Jamaica, St Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Lucia,  Antigua and Barbuda.


2015 Scholarship


IOI’s Danielle de Saint Jorre Scholar in 2015 was Ms Annabel Fuller from Antigua and Barbuda who chose to use this award to fund her attendance at the 2015 Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management Course held in Dalhousie, organised by the IOI Centre in Canada. 


Further information about the 2015 Danielle de St. Jorre Scholar may be downloaded  here.



(Photo courtesy of IOI-Canada)


2016 Scholarship




The IOI hereby invites applications/nominations for the 2016 Danielle de St. Jorre Scholarship. Further information on the Scholarship as well as the application form and explanatory notes may be either requested/obtained by sending an email to ioihq(at)ioihq.org.mt or antonella.vassallo(at)ioihq.org.mt.


The deadline for receipt of applications is 29th January 2016.