Minorities in Shark Sciences would not be able to run our workshops without the generous donations we have received. We hope to continue to offer new opportunities and experiences for our members and due to that, we need your help. By becoming a corporate sponsor, you will be knocking down financial barriers and furthering the development and advancement of women of color in our field. We are committed to developing a sponsorship package that will benefit you and your company.
Domestic Internship Sponsor: You can sponsor a scholarship for a student to participate in an internship experience with a $5,000 donation. These scholarships will help MISS members overcome financial barriers often associated with participating in unpaid internship experiences. Your donation could help with relocation fees, rent, groceries, and more for the MISS member who receives this award.
Oceans Research Internship Sponsor: With a $5,000 donation, you can sponsor a scholarship for a student to participate in a 1 month internship experience in South Africa with our partner, Oceans Research. Bimini Shark Lab Internship Sponsor: With a $6,000 donation, you can sponsor 2 scholarships for 2 students to participate in a 2 month internship experience with our partner, Bimini Shark Lab.
Scientific Achievement Award Sponsorship: You can sponsor this award with a $2,000 donation. Your donation would fund awards for 2 MISS members who have demonstrated exceptional scientific achievement this year.
Service Award Sponsorship: You can sponsor this award with a $2,000 donation. Your donation would fund awards for 2 MISS members who have demonstrated exceptional service to the MISS mission of promoting diversity in shark science.
Educational Support Sponsorships
Workshop sponsorship: You can sponsor a 3-day intensive workshop with a $25,000 donation. This workshop provides members with the opportunity to gain valuable field experience, participate in professional development seminars and network aboard the R/V Garvin. For more information about your workshops, please visit our workshop page.
Camp sponsorship: You can sponsor a 5-day camp with a $40,000 donation. This camp would provide the opportunity for girls from underserved communities to participate in a hands-on camp experience. The camp would allow students to not only experience the joy of the outdoors and marine environment, but also learn about marine biology and shark science in a fun and interactive setting.
Teacher Training Course Sponsorship: With a donation of $80,000 you can sponsor a week long teacher training course where teachers from underserved communities can come together aboard the R/V Garvin to learn about shark science and create curriculum to be used in classrooms all over the United States to teach shark science.