Preannouncement of EuroMarine 2020 CallsInternal

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Update or reminder related to: EuroMarine 2020 call for FWS and WG proposals

Covid 19 crisis note: The calls are progressing as planned and the submission deadlines are maintained. Flexibility will however be introduced as concerns deadlines to actually carry out activities. Please refer to each call page and terms for details.

The terms of EuroMarine 2020 calls were outlined by the Steering Committee (SC) during its 17 Jan. 2020 meeting. These terms are summarised below, in advance of the actual launch of the calls, with the purpose of letting scientists at EuroMarine member organisations start preparing applications and/or liaise with potential EuroMarine partners.

In 2020, three distinct calls will be organised. The final budget of the calls will be determined by the SC at a later stage based on EuroMarine final 2020 resources.

To check the current membership status of your organisation or that of a possible co-proposer of a foresight workshop or working group, please refer to the 2020 membership list. Please note that this is still a provisional list and that you are invited to contact the EuroMarine General Assembly representative of an organisation in case of doubt. Links to the membership list and to the list of General Assembly representatives are provided at the bottom of this page. You can also contact secretariatateuromarinenetwork [dot] eu for any contact information.

Access to EMBRC facilities

For the first time, EuroMarine and EMBRC-ERIC will co-organise a call for access to EMBRC facilities that is exclusively available to early career researchers belonging to EuroMarine member organisationsEMBRC has provided the funds and access for this call in order to support the continued forward thinking embodied in the mission of EuroMarine.

This call will fund ten projects up to 5000 €, with the following criteria:

  • These funds are only applicable to service provisioning by an EMBRC operator. They do not cover travel and stay expenses, which successful applicants will have to cover otherwise.
  • Proposals must involve mobility on the part of the young researchers, who must visit at least one EMBRC facility located outside the country they are based in.
  • The research project that EMBRC services would serve must fit into the EuroMarine Scientific Strategy as outlined in EuroMarine's 2018 publication Ocean Frontiers for Sustainable Development Manifesto.
  • Proposals will be pre-selected based on their scientific merit; in a second step the feasibility and cost of services envisioned in the pre-selected proposals will be assessed and a final selection of ten successful proposals will be made.

Timeline (tentative):

  • 4 March: Publication of the call
  • 19 April: Deadline for proposal submission
  • May: Final funding decisions (after a joint EuroMarine-EMBRC review process)
  • Second half of 2020: research visit / provision of services

Call for proposals for FWS and WG

The eligible categories of activities that will be funded in 2020 include:

  • Foresight Workshops ('horizon scanning', FWS) – maximum funding: 7,500 €
  • EuroMarine Working Groups (WG) addressing strategic services or issues – maximum funding: 5,000 €

To be eligible: 

  • FWS proposals should have a real foresight dimension and target a publication. While the call is open to any topics, the Steering Committee would welcome proposals addressing EuroMarine priorities, as defined in EuroMarine's 2018 publication Ocean Frontiers for Sustainable Development Manifesto
  • WG proposals should reinforce the network and advance its strategy.

Proposals should involve at least three 2020 Full (paying) Member Organisations of EuroMarine, from at least two different countries

Activities should preferably be carried out in 2021 and any exemption should be justified in the proposal.

The two sets of proposals corresponding to the above two categories will be reviewed separately using specific criteria and specific pools of EuroMarine referees. The EuroMarine Steering Committee will make final decisions.

Pending the 2020 call launch, please refer for further information to the previous (2019) call webpage (notably to the text of the call and the terms and conditions of funding). 

Timeline (exact dates to follow):

  • 1 April: Publication of the call
  • 1 June: Deadline for FWS and WG proposal submission
  • June - Sept.: Review process
  • Oct.-Nov. (depending on the scheduling of the SC meeting during which final decisions will be made): Notification of the results to applicants

Call for applications for individual fellowships to participate in advanced courses

In 2020 as in the previous 3 years, instead of directly funding Capacity Building and Training activities, EuroMarine will grant individual fellowships to let EuroMarine PhD students and scholars in their first post-doctoral position attend an advanced course of their choice. This year, EuroMarine has expanded the eligible courses to include both training courses and workshops (including EuroMarine foresight workshops). Applicants will be expected to describe how their selected course or workshop will benefit their career and research development.

  • Individual fellowships (500 €; PhD students and scholars holding a post-doctorate position within 5 years of their PhD degree)

Applicants must either belong to a EuroMarine Full Member Organisation or to one of EuroMarine Invited Member Organisations in Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Tunisia, or Turkey (please refer to the membership list).

The courses targeted by the applicants must run and be completed between 1 June and 30 November 2020.

Proposals will be assessed by the EuroMarine early career researcher group OYSTER.

Funding will be subject to official acceptance onto the course, and will be granted by EuroMarine and OYSTER through AquaTT or the EuroMarine Association.

Timeline (exact dates to follow):

  • 1 April: Call opens
  • 30 April: Deadline for submissions
  • May: Results announced