Due to the significant uncertainties in summer courses and research planning caused by Covid-19, this call has been extended to 29 May 2020.
Please note as well that due to the current situation we are accepting applications for training events both in-person and online, and these events may take place up to 30 September 2021.
In 2020, EuroMarine is organising three distinct, parallel calls:
- A call for proposals of activities
- A joint EuroMarine-EMBRC call for access to EMBRC facilities
- A call for application for individual fellowships (the present call), targeting EuroMarine early career scientists, to let them attend an advanced training activity of their choice
The general terms of these calls were preannounced on 27 February 2020.
FELLOWSHIP GRANT DESCRIPTION
The Individual Fellowship Programme is administered by EuroMarine's early career scientist group OYSTER. A grant of up to €500 to contribute towards covering direct costs related to participation in a training event. Eligible costs are participation fees, and travel & subsistence expenses. If total participation costs exceed the grant amount, successful applicants must cover the additional costs from other sources.
- Call Opens: Tuesday 1 April 2020
- Deadline for Submissions:
Thursday 30 April 2020Friday 29 May 2020
- Results Announced:
Monday 18 May 2020Monday 8 June 2020
ACTIVITIES - ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
- Training courses or workshops with topics relevant to the EuroMarine domain, both in Europe and globally (organised by EuroMarine members or external courses/workshops).
- Any type, on-site as well as e-learning/online courses.
- There is no limit to the duration of the activity, but it must run and be completed between 1 June 2020 – 30 September 2021. Please note that while we are honouring the original course dates, due to the extension those choosing courses that begin the first week of June 2020 may not know whether their application has been successful or not until after the course has begun.
APPLICANTS - ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
- Young scientists: PhD students or scholars holding a post-doctorate position within 5 years of their PhD contract are eligible for this funding.
- The young scientist must be a student or employee of a EuroMarine full Member Organisation (having committed to pay its 2020 contribution to the EuroMarine budget) or an Invited Member from one of the following countries: Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Tunisia, or Turkey.
- Only one application per individual per call. There is no limit on how many young scientists per organisation can apply but a maximum of three individuals from any one organisation can be awarded grants in any one call round.
Applications must be submitted by email to fellowshipseuromarinenetwork [dot] eu. All applications will receive a confirmation email acknowledging submission. If a confirmation is not received within 2 working days, please send a follow-up e-mail to ensure your application was received.
- Applicants must write an application letter (no more than 1.5 A4 pages) justifying why they should receive funding to attend their targeted training activity. The letter should cover the following aspects:
- How the activity relates to and supports you in your marine research career;
- How your participation is in line with EuroMarine objectives;
- How you will recognise and promote the fact that EuroMarine helped fund your participation; and
- How you will share knowledge with colleagues in your own institution about your experience.
- Applicants must complete and sign a declaration form (see document below). Please note:
- Applicants are required to contact their EuroMarine Member Organisation representative to approve their application prior to submission and have their supervisor/manager or EuroMarine Member Organisation representative countersign the declaration. The official EuroMarine Member Organisation representatives and their contact details can be found here.
- A scanned copy of the signed declaration form should be attached to the application email.
Funding is conditional on acceptance to and participation in the activity.
For more information on the call procedures, application requirements, application assessment and selection, and engagement conditions, please see the call document below.