Pew Fellows Program
"Pew Marine Conservation Fellowships, which are regarded as the world's preeminent awards for marine conservation, have been granted since 1996 to fund innovative work in marine ecosystems, fisheries management, coastal conservation, and marine contamination. The fellowships are granted by the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, which is dedicated to conducting, sponsoring, disseminating and promoting world-class scientific activity aimed at protecting the world’s oceans and the species that inhabit them. Established in October of 2003 in partnership with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science, The Institute is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and other philanthropic individuals and organizations. The Institute is headed by 2000 Pew Fellow and renowned marine scientist, Dr. Ellen Pikitch."
Source: Pew Fellows Program website