EuroMarine 2018 call for fellowship applicationsInternal

Call Overview

Call Category: Fellowship applications
Managing Body: EuroMarine
Preannouncement: March 5, 2018
Opening: April 4, 2018
Closing: April 27, 2018
Outcome: May 16, 2018

In 2018 (as in 2017), EuroMarine organises two distinct, parallel calls: 

  • A call for proposals of activities
  • A call for application for individual fellowships (the present call), targeting EuroMarine PhD students and scholars in their first post-doctoral position, to let them attend an advanced course of their choice

The general terms of both calls have been preannounced on 5 March 2018.


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: Wednesday 4 April 2018
  • Deadline for Submissions: Friday 27 April 2018
  • Results Announced: Monday 14 May 2018 - UPDATED TO WEDNESDAY 16 MAY 2018


  • All training courses with topics relevant to the EuroMarine domain, both in Europe and globally (organised by EuroMarine members or external courses).
  • 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 – 30 November 2018.


  • Young scientists: PhD students or individuals undertaking their first post-doctorate 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 2018 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 fellowshipsateuromarinenetwork [dot] eu. All applications will receive a confirmation email acknowledging submission.


  1. Applicants must write an application letter (no more than 1.5 A4 pages) justifying why they should receive funding to attend their targeted training course. The letter should cover the following aspects:
    1. How the activity relates to and supports you in your marine research career;
    2. How your participation is in line with EuroMarine objectives;
    3. How you will recognise and promote the fact that EuroMarine helped fund your participation; and
    4. How you will share knowledge with colleagues in your own institution about your experience.
  2. Applicants must complete and sign a declaration form. Please note:
    1. 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 on:
    2. 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.

Twenty-four early career marine scientists were selected to receive funding from EuroMarine to attend a wide array of training events as part of the marine science network's Young Scientist Individual Fellowship Programme in its second year. The initiative, launched in March 2018, received a significant number of applications from students of EuroMarine member organisations. EuroMarine aims to support as many applicants as possible, and although four of the selected candidates were unable to attend their chosen courses for non-funding related reasons, EuroMarine ultimately provided much-needed funding to sixteen PhD students and four post-docs.

The funding was awarded to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities, highlighting the breadth and ambitious scope of the EuroMarine network. 17 EuroMarine member organisations from 10 countries are represented by the successful applicants. The list of successful applicants can be found below. The training events ranged from online courses to summer schools and workshops, covering various topics and skills such as data analysis, programming, blue growth, biogeochemistry in a changing ocean, operating on the science-policy-interface, genomics, microbial processes, scientific diving and taxonomy.

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