12 May 2022

EuroMarine 2022 Calls for Funding

The full 2022 EuroMarine Calls for Funding will be published soon.

The terms of EuroMarine’s 2022 calls were outlined by the Steering Committee (SC) during their 2022 meeting in March. The terms are summarised below in advance of the public launch of the calls throughout the year. This will enable scientists in EuroMarine member organisations to begin preparing applications and/or to liaise with potential EuroMarine partners.

To check the current membership status of your organisation or that of a possible foresight workshop co-proposer, please refer to the 2022 membership list. Please note that this list is provisional - please contact your organisation’s EuroMarine General Assembly representative for confirmation. 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 director@euromarinenetwork.eu with any queries.

In 2022, several calls will be organised by both EuroMarine and the Early Career Researcher Working Group OYSTER (Orienting Young ScienTists of EuromaRine), funded by the EuroMarine.

EuroMarine will also open specific calls to support Ukrainian marine researchers to maintain and strengthen their ongoing collaboration with other European Marine Research Institutions.

Updated information on these calls and opportunities will regularly be published in the Opportunities page of the EuroMarine Website. Check this page regularly and subscribe to our newsletter to consult the open calls and the information on how to apply, as well as all other opportunities to get involved in EuroMarine activities.

Call for proposals of Foresight Workshops (FSW) - Maximum funding: €10,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Proposals should have a clear foresight dimension and target a scientific publication. While the call is open to any marine topic, the Steering Committee particularly welcomes proposals addressing EuroMarine priorities, as defined in EuroMarine's 2018 publication Ocean Frontiers for Sustainable Development Manifesto. Proposals with scope within the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and pledge are also welcome.
  • Proposals should involve at least three Full Member Organisations of EuroMarine (2022 members), from at least two different countries.

Activities should be carried out within 2023. In the Covid-19 context, however, there is flexibility around physical meetings: EuroMarine will accept their postponements, as well as hybrid or online events.

Evaluation Procedure: Proposals will be reviewed against criteria of scientific excellence and using specific pools of EuroMarine referees. The EuroMarine Steering Committee will make the final decision.

Provisional Timeline (exact dates to follow):

  • Call Opens: 16 May 2022
  • Deadline for proposal submission: 31 August 2022
  • Review and Evaluation: 1 September 2022- 15 Oct 2022
  • Results Announced: Third week of November 2022

Call for Applications for Individual Fellowships - Maximum funding: €800

In 2022 EuroMarine will again grant individual fellowships to enable EuroMarine PhD students and scholars in their first post-doctoral position to attend an advanced course of their choice. For this year’s call, eligible courses include both training courses and workshops (including EuroMarine foresight workshops) as well as participating in field work and sampling campaigns. Applicants will be expected to describe how their selected course, workshop or field campaign will benefit their career and research development.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be PhD students and scholars in their first post-doctorate position.
  • Applicants must either belong to a EuroMarine Full Member Organisation or to one of the EuroMarine Invited Member Organisations .
  • Exceptionally this year, Ukrainian Early Career Researchers in marine sciences who were last employed in a Ukranian Research Institute within the last 16 months, fulfilling the requirements stated above are also welcome to apply.
  • The applicants’ chosen course must start and finish between 1 June and 31 December 2022.

Evaluation Procedure: Proposals will be assessed by OYSTER. Funding will be subject to official acceptance onto the course and will be granted by EuroMarine and OYSTER through the EuroMarine Association.

Provisional Timeline (exact dates to follow):

  • Call Opens: 16 May 2022
  • Deadline for Submissions: 30 June 2022
  • Results Announced: 15 July 2022

Call for Proposals to Organise a EuroMarine School on Ocean Transformation - Maximum funding: €25,000

EuroMarine will fund the organisation of a School on Ocean Transformation. Proposals should contribute directly to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’s “the science we need for the ocean we want” programme. In particular, topics should cover solution-oriented training and research activities addressing one or more of the global ocean challenges . Proposals should involve at least three Full Member Organisations of EuroMarine, from at least two different countries. The EuroMarine School should be held in 2023 or 2024.

Evaluation Procedure: Proposals will be reviewed using specific criteria determined by the EuroMarine Steering Committee.

Provisional Timeline (exact dates to follow):

  • Call Opens: 16 May 2022
  • Deadline for proposal submission: 31 August 2022
  • Review and Evaluation: 1 September 2022- 15 Oct 2022
  • Results Announced: Third week of November 2022

Call for Long-Term EuroMarine Scientific Working Groups - Maximum funding: €12,500

The EuroMarine Consortium has allocated funding for the establishment of inclusive and multidisciplinary Long-Term Scientific Working Groups (WG). The aim of this Working Groups is to provide an open forum for discussion among EuroMarine members. In 2022, EuroMarine will fund two Working Groups:

  1. Working Group on UN Ocean Decade and EU Mission Ocean: Overview of what has been done so far, what is coming next and where there is a gap that this WG could cover, and new funding programmes needed.
  2. Working Group on a scientific topic relevant to the EuroMarine Objectives.

The outcomes of these working groups will be a set of recommendations, and/or a scientific paper developed by WG members.

Evaluation Procedure: Proposals will be reviewed using specific criteria determined by the EuroMarine Steering Committee.

Provisional Timeline (exact dates to follow):

  • Call Opens: June 2022
  • Deadline for proposal submission: September 2022
  • Review and Evaluation: October 2022
  • Results Announced: November 2022

Pilot Call for Research Grants for EuroMarine Early Career Researchers - Maximum funding: €7,500

OYSTER considers supporting capacity building for young scientists a key priority. Therefore, the group will launch its first Call for Research Grants for EuroMarine Early Career Researchers, with support from EuroMarine. This call for proposals will offer a €7,500 grant to Early Career Researchers from EuroMarine Full Member Organisations to undertake an original and collaborative research project. The project must be led by 2-3 young scientists, from at least two different EuroMarine Organisations from two different countries.

Evaluation Procedure: Proposals will be reviewed using specific criteria determined by the OYSTER Working Group, and one representative of the EuroMarine Steering Committee. The EuroMarine Steering Committee and OYSTER co-chairs will make the final decision.

Provisional Timeline (exact dates to follow):

  • Call Opens: 1 September 2022
  • Deadline for proposal submission: 31 October 2022
  • Review and Evaluation: 1 November 2022- 30 November 2022
  • Results Announced: Second week of December 2022

EuroMarine Activities 2022

EuroMarine OYSTER Working Group

EuroMarine provides annual support to OYSTER. OYSTER is an independent Working Group dedicated to promoting and supporting opportunities for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in marine science.

OYSTER provides different services for ECRs such as:

  • The mentorship programme: to allow European marine science Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to develop personal and professional connections with experienced EuroMarine researchers. Watch the OYSTER video to learn more.
  • Early Career Platform: containing a database with interesting resources for marine science ECRs including jobs, training courses and other opportunities.

Check the OYSTER page to stay up to date on all their activities!

OYSTER Call for Mentors

OYSTER are currently seeking volunteers for their mentorship programme. The Mentors’ main role will be to respond to requests from Early Career Researchers (undergraduate to post-doctoral) in marine science and share knowledge, insights and perspectives with them. Mentors must be a principal investigator or a postdoctoral researcher in one of the EuroMarine member organisations. To become a Mentor, or for more information about the programme please contact: mentorship@euromarinenetwork.eu.

EuroMarine PEARL Working Group

The EuroMarine members have expressed an interest in funding the PEARL Working Group (WG). The PEARL WG will comprise of early retired marine researchers. A budget of €7,500 has been reserved for the creation and initiation of this WG. The aim of this WG will be to:

  • To provide mentorship to the OYSTER WG;
  • To lead the development of a white paper on EuroMarine’s role and scientific activities;
  • To provide advice on how to engage with private/public funding organisations.

This Working Group will kick off in 2022. Visit the EuroMarine website to get the latest news on their activities!

Increasing Capacity Building of EuroMarine Members

Addressing Global Ocean challenges and developing a sustainable Blue Economy are priority areas for the European Union and its Member States in the coming decade. This policy focus and corresponding funding coming online presents a major opportunity for marine researchers. At the same time, there has been a shift in the design of many funding programmes and the requirements set out within call topics that requires some reflection and potential adjustment vs the status quo. Research & Innovation projects are now expected to contribute to specific impacts and work in multidisciplinary, multi-actor cross value chain partnerships co-producing results and solutions. EuroMarine will provide free upskilling training for its members to help them access European funding for marine research.

Check the EuroMarine website regularly to stay updated on our training opportunities!

EuroMarine Call for Volunteer Reviewers

EuroMarine is seeking senior researchers from EuroMarine member organisations to volunteer for reviewing the applications for the EuroMarine Foresight Workshop calls in 2022. If you are interested, please contact Emma Bello Gómez at director@euromarinenetwork.eu.

EuroMarine Call for Candidates for 2022 Steering Committee Positions

EuroMarine will open an extraordinary call for candidates to join its Steering Committee (SC) in June 2022. In this call three positions will be opened.

SC candidates commit to devote part of their time to serve the EuroMarine community (during and outside of meetings). Participation in SC meetings is an in-kind contribution of Member Organisations. SC candidates must therefore obtain support of their organisation to apply, or otherwise fund their participation in any physical meetings on their own budget.

Provisional Timeline (exact dates to follow):

  • Call Opens: June 2022
  • Deadline for proposal submission: September 2022
  • Review and Evaluation: October 2022
  • Results Announced: November 2022

For further information, please contact Emma Bello Gómez at director@euromarinenetwork.eu.