IMBRSea Call for Thesis Research Lines

This year, around 100 students started the International Master in Marine Biological Resources (, the follow-up of EMBC+. In the programme, students are obliged to do a thesis in the spring of 2019. With this call for thesis lines, students will have to conduct thesis work in their fourth semester. Interested institutes should propose suitable research thesis lines within their institute. A research line is considered as a broad research field in which you would be willing to accept students for specific thesis projects.

IMBRSea Call for Professional Practice Topics

In the past month, 92 students have started the IMBRSea programme, titled 'International Master in Marine Biological Resources' students re expected to do a Professional Practice in spring 2018, and so IMBRSea are looking for institutions who are interested to offer opportunities. The aim of the module is to facilitate a chance to gain experience in a professional environment to assist students in making an informed decision concerning their career path.

Ideally, a Professional Practice will take place between the beginning of April and the end of June 2018. 

Marine Infrastructure Call 2017

The Marine Institute has announced the launch of a €2m Marine Infrastructure Call 2017, with awards of between €20,000 and €200,000. The call was launched by Minister Creed, and it aims to raise the performance of the marine research and innovation community across all areas. 

The value of funding awarded depends on the scope of the successful applications. Applications for equipment for less than €20,000 will not be accepted.

ERA-PLANET Joint Transnational Call

This is a transnational call for collaborative projects.  The call is open to ERA-PLANET beneficiaries. It will use a two-step selection process to choose the most innovative and competitive proposals related to four specific themes:

  • Smart cities and resilient societies
  • Resource efficiency and Environmental management
  • Global changes and Environmental treaties
  • Polar areas and Natural resources

The call is now entering its second stage, with the first stage having concluded. 

POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (POGO) is currently promoting its Visiting Fellowship Programme for 2017. A joint programme between POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), the programme is designed to support training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. A success for over 15 years, the programme has awarded over 160 fellowships since 2001.

International Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, LabexMER

The LabexMER partners have created a new post-doctoral program, inspired by successful similar programs such as the U.S.A. NOAA Climate Change and Global Change postdoctoral program or WHOI postdoctoral fellowship. It allow young scientists to propose their own research project in marine sciences (within the LabexMER research axes) to be carried out in one or several LabexMER laboratories.  The competitive awards are designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis placed on the individual's research promise and relevance to Labex Mer research Axis.

Call Open: Training Through Research Surveys Scheme 2017

The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research & Training (SMART), in collaboration with the Marine Institute, has announced a number of marine research placements on a range of research surveys on board the National Research Vessels, RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager. On-board placements provide the experience and skills required to work at sea and facilitate career development in ocean science. Participation also serves as a valuable opportunity to network with leading Irish and European marine scientists.