The Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust Fellowship application deadline is December 15 annually.

The Marine Biological Laboratory, a hub for research and education and an affiliate of the University of Chicago, convenes biologists from around the world each year to advance the mission of biological discovery.

The Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust Fellowship provides support for Resident or Visiting investigators to conduct research at the MBL on biological and ecological questions that relate to striped bass.

The E. Barbey Fellowship provides funds for research laboratory space, housing, and supplies if needed.

The E. Barbey Fellowship is open to all investigators including Visiting Scientists and Resident Scientists at the MBL and other Woods Hole institutions. Eligible applicants must hold appointments at accredited universities, colleges, or research institutions anywhere in the world.

While applications will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit, we are especially interested in individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, especially those underrepresented in science. Applicants with prior experience at the MBL are also eligible (includes previous fellowship awardees). Although priority is given to investigators who work on striped bass, research questions that relate to their predators and prey will also be considered.

The duration of the fellowship is 4 to 10 weeks either during the summer or during the off-season.

December 15th Annually. Decisions will be announced by the last week in January.

For more information, please contact Scott Bennett at

Apply for the Edwin Barbey Fellowship