EuroMarine 2019 call for FWS and WG proposalsInternal

Call Overview

Call Category: Proposals
Managing Body: EuroMarine
Preannouncement: March 6, 2019
Opening: April 2, 2019
Closing: June 1, 2019
Outcome: November 12, 2019

 In 2019 (as in 2018), EuroMarine organises two distinct, parallel calls: 

  • A call for proposals of activities (the present call)
  • A call for application for individual fellowships (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 6 March 2019.

Overview - Call for proposals for FWS and WG

The eligible categories of activities that will be funded in 2019 are limited to:

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

In order to be eligible, FWS proposals should have a real foresight dimension and target a publication. While the call is open to any FWS topics, the Steering Committee would welcome proposals addressing EuroMarine priorities, as defined in EuroMarine's 2018 publication Ocean Frontiers for Sustainable Development Manifesto

Proposals should involve at least three 2019 Full (paying) Member Organisations of EuroMarine, from at least two different countries. (Please refer to the provisional 2019 membership list and the corresponding list of General Assembly representative, both attached to the present call, and do not hesitate to contact secretariatateuromarinenetwork [dot] eu for any contact information).

Activities should in principle be carried out in 2020 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.

How to submit a proposal

Documents and links relevant to the present call are provided at the bottom of this page.

Please refer to the full text of the call and to the terms and conditions of funding for details on eligibility criteria, eligible costs and constraints linked to funding.

Please refer to the other supporting documents or links to check out EuroMarine priorities or to find potential co-organising EuroMarine partners.

To submit a proposal, please fill in and return the application form (using either the Word or the Open Office template) following instructions therein.


  • 6 March: Preannouncement of the call
  • 2 April: Publication of the call
  • 31 May (included): Deadline for FWS and WG proposal submission
  • 1 June - 22 Sept.: Review process
  • 2 Oct.: SC meeting where funding decisions will be made
  • Week 41 (most likely 7 Oct.)Notification of the results to applicants
  • The outcome will be made public when all leaders of funded proposals will have confirmed they accept funds (and the possible conditions set by the SC)  

Selection process

The two sets of proposals corresponding to the above two categories will be reviewed separately using specific criteria and specific pools of referees (EuroMarine volunteers).

The EuroMarine Steering Committee will be in charge of the final selection and moderation to ensure a balance of disciplines and topics within the available budget.

Notification and publication of outcome - Participation in funded activities

All proposers will receive a notification by the announced deadline and the outcome will be posted on the EuroMarine website once proposers will have confirmed their acceptance of EuroMarine funds.

Activities funded by EuroMarine are open (within budgetary and logistic constraints) to EuroMarine members (beyond those identified by the proposers at proposal stage).

Each of the activities funded by EuroMarine will be described on a specific webpage on the EuroMarine website and will be announced in a timely manner on the EuroMarine mailing list so that EuroMarine members can apply to participate. EuroMarine members can refer to the online the list of all future EuroMarine activities, which includes all future funded scientific activities and will include activities funded under the present call after the outcome publication date. 

The EuroMarine Steering Committee made funding decisions based on the outcome of the review process during its 2 Oct. 2019 meeting in Dublin.

The outcome of the call was notified to proposers on 12 Oct. and will be presented to the General Assembly during its 16-17 Jan. 2019 meeting in Piran.

Of 21 applications received, 2 proved ineligible and were not sent out for review.

Of the 19 eligible proposals10 could be funded within the available budget (53% success rate).

The EuroMarine Steering Committee (in charge of the call procedures and the final moderation process) thanks all co-proposers, as well as the 45 referees from EuroMarine organisations who made the call possible and contributed to a robust referring and selection process.

Exceptionally, an additional activity - the surprise dance performance of the opening ceremony of IPBES 7th plenary meeting (Unesco, Paris, 29 April 2019) called Steps for a change - was funded outside the call upon a decision of the Chairs and using budget remnants from the Secretariat.

 For details, please refer below to the printable list and online list of the 11 funded activities as well as to the report on the call outcome (see the Documents and Links sections below).

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