ACES EMJMD Guest Scholars

How to Apply

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES) welcomes applications from leading academics and practitioners in aquaculture-related subjects as guest scholars. Guest scholars need to spend between one and eight weeks with our programme on the teaching and/or assessment of our students and will be provided with funding to cover their travel, subsistence and additional expenses.

We are seeking guest scholars to participate in teaching and assessment across the EMJMD ACES programme around the following topics:

University of the Highlands and Islands, UK Sept – Feb Latest techniques for predicting environmental interactions, current legislation, societal processes which influence the management and sustainability of the aquaculture industry, emergent technology fields in aquaculture.
University of Crete, Greece March -July Current issues / challenges in the sustainable global expansion of finfish aquaculture, including production of feed, fish quality and welfare.
University of Nantes, France Sept – Feb Current issues / challenges in the sustainable global expansion of shellfish/ crustacean aquaculture, including product quality and nutrition.


Eligibility criteria

The EMJMD Guest Scholars can be based in institutions either inside or outside the European Union and must spend a minimum of 4 working days at the Host Institute.

They must commit to:

  • actively participate in the EMJMD ACES programme for the full duration of their visit
  • bring concrete added value to the programme and students (through teaching of specific classes, leading and participating in seminars or workshops, monitoring and tutoring student research/project activities, participation in assessment)
  • contribute, after their visiting scholar activities, to the promotion and dissemination of the EMJMD ACES programme.

Terms of the grant

The allowance for EMJMD ACES guest scholars is €1,950 per week, including travel and accommodation costs.

Enquiries and applications

If you are interested in applying, please email us at, with a summary of your teaching strengths, qualifications and preferred dates, together with your C.V.

Applications can be made on a rolling basis, ideally three months before the proposed stay with the EMJMD ACES programme.  There is no need to send references or proof of qualifications/skills/employment at the initial application stage, but these may be requested at a later stage.