FSBI Fellowship Program

AFS and FSBI Fellowship Exchange Program


The International Fisheries Section (IFS) and the Education Section (ES) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) support an exchange program with the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI).  Each year a student or young professional member of each Society is selected as a Fellow and they are provided expenses to attend and present at the annual meetings of the FSBI and AFS.

2019 Application info coming soon!


The Award

The IFS and ES provides the travel funding (airfare and ground travel) for the chosen Fellow to attend the FSBI annual meeting in the UK.  The FSBI provides the costs of registration, hotel, and per diem for the IFS Fellow during the FSBI meeting.

Similarly, the FSBI selects a student or young professional member to attend and present at the AFS annual meeting.  The FSBI covers the travel funding (airfare and ground travel) for the FSBI Fellow to the AFS meeting.  The program provides the registration, hotel, and per diem costs for that FSBI Fellow during the AFS meeting.

Local hosting of each exchange scholar is carried out by the hosting society, ensuring that attendees have the greatest exposure to the membership and meeting as possible.

The Fellow will:

  • Attend the 2018 FSBI Annual Symposium and present an oral or poster presentation.
  • Submit to the Committee Chair a travel report and photographs for print publication by August 12, 2018.
  • Submit travel receipts to the Committee Chair by August 12, 2018 for expense reimbursement.
  • Attend the AFS Annual Meeting and IFS committee meeting in Atlantic City, NJ, USA, August 19-23, 2018.
  • Act as a site host at the Atlantic City AFS meeting for the FSBI Fellow.
  • Serve as the Deputy Committee Chair of the IFS Fellow Award in 2019 and the Committee Chair in 2020.


This award is open to all AFS Student Members and Young Professional Members (within 3 years of graduation) of the American Fisheries Society, especially those working on topics of international interest or those associated with the FSBI Conference Theme. However, all interested Student and Young Professional Members are encouraged to apply. Current membership with the American Fisheries Society is mandatory to apply for and receive this award.





Mary Fisher. University of Washington, USA



Jane Sullivan. NOAA Fisheries, Alaska
Lauren Laing, Exeter University, Exeter, UK



Charlie Waters, University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Natasha Phillips, Queen’s University, Belfast



Jeremy Higgs, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Dominic Andradi-Brown. Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK



Zachary Penny, Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
Daniel Jeffries, School of Biological, Biomedical & Environmental Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, UK



Patrick Cooney, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Rachel Emma Ball, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK




Steve Midway, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA
Serena Wright, Swansea University, School of the Environment & Society, Wales, UK



Marybeth Brey, North Carolina State University, Department of Zoology, North Carolina
Ana Lewis, University of Southampton National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK