Preannouncement of EuroMarine 2018 callsInternal

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Update or reminder related to: EuroMarine 2018 call for FWS and WG proposals

The terms of EuroMarine 2018 calls were specified by the Steering Committee (SC) during its 19 Jan. 2018 meeting. These terms are outlined below, in advance of the actual launch of the call, with the purpose of letting scientists at EuroMarine member organisations start preparing applications and liaise with potential EuroMarine partners.

In 2018, as in 2017, two distinct calls will be organised. The budget of the calls will be determined by the SC at a later stage based on EuroMarine final 2018 resources.

Call for proposals for FWS and WG

The eligible categories of activities that will be funded in 2018 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 address EuroMarine priorities, as defined in the 2015 summary text on EuroMarine scientific strategy; WG proposals should reinforce the network and advance its strategy.
 
Proposals should involve at least three 2018 Full (paying) Member Organisations of EuroMarine, from at least two different countries. (Please refer to the provisional 2018 membership list and the corresponding list of General Assembly representatives, both attached to the present announcement, and do not hesitate to contact secretariatateuromarinenetwork [dot] eu for any contact information).

Activities should preferably be carried out in 2019 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 2018 call launch, please refer for further information to the previous (2017) call webpage (notably to the text of the call and the terms and conditions of funding). 

Timeline:

  • Wednesday 4 April 2018: Call opens
  • Thursday 31 May 2018: Deadline for FWS and WG proposal submission
  • 1 June - 1 September 2018: Review process
  • Friday 9 November 2018 (at the latest): Results announced to proposers (Note: the initial target of 19 Oct. had to be changed because the Steering Committee meeting during which final decisions will be made needs to be rescheduled; an earlier target than 9 Nov. might be set in the end, depending on the new meeting date).  

Call for applications for individual fellowships to participate in advanced courses

In 2018 as in 2017, 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

  • Individual fellowships (500 €; PhD students and scholars in their first post-doctorate)

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 attached membership list).

The courses targeted by the applicants must run and be completed between 1 June and 30 November 2018.

Proposals will be assessed by the EuroMarine Young Scientist Working Group (YSWG), which was funded under a previous EuroMarine call and which is managed by AquaTT.

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

Timeline:

  • Wednesday 4 April 2018: Call opens
  • Friday 27 April 2018: Deadline for submissions
  • Monday 14 May 2018: Results announced