ENVRIplus launches the third and final call for proposals to access European multi-disciplinary environmental research platforms. ENVRIplus offers opportunities for free-of-charge transnational access to selected user groups to six research facilities in cross-cutting areas in Europe: ATMOSPHERE, BIO-ECOSPHERE, HYDRO-MARINE, AND SOLID EARTH domain.
Interreg Baltic Sea Region opens the third call for project applications in three thematic fields: capacity for innovation, management of natural resources and sustainable transport. In this way, the Programme intends to financially support transnational projects contributing to the development of a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region.
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the American Salvage Association (ASA) are now accepting applications for the Marine Science Call for Papers Competition! This competition is for high school and undergraduate students who have demonstrated a passion for the marine sciences through a research project - either on marine industry, conservation, or technology. Students are invited to submit an abstract and technical paper describing their projects. Submissions will be reviewed by the education committees of NAMEPA and ASA.
The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council is expanding for 2018 by adding 10 new young ocean leaders from around the world. The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council helps to expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day, on 8 June, and year-round. Council members are instrumental in helping shape the development of World Oceans Day as it grows, providing new and unique perspectives, ideas, and recommendations. Launched in 2016, the inaugural Council had 11 members. In 2018, World Oceans Day will double the size of the Council to seek out youth in a wider range of countries.
Calls for the 2018 European Young Researchers' Award are now open. The Award is granted each year; in odd years, the prize is dedicated to PhD candidates, and in even years to post-doctoral fellows. The prize-giving ceremony is held every two years at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) where the two recipients will present their work. In 2018 the forum will be held in Toulouse, France from July 9 to July 14.
ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators (PIs) at the career stage at which they are starting or consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. ERC grants are open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has opened invitations for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel.
The mandate of all members of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel will come to an end at the close of the 6th session of the Plenary, on 24 March 2018. The Plenary will therefore be invited to elect 25 members, who, in accordance with rule 26 of the Rules of procedure for sessions of the Plenary of IPBES, are to be proposed by members of IPBES for nomination by regions and election by the Plenary.
BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum have jointly announced the 2017-2018 international call for research proposals on “Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”.
The call will predominantly deal with the following two priorities:
EMBRC‐France is launching its 4th funding call for projects in marine biology with a focus on the development or utilization of marine model organisms, and the use of biological resources already available. Projects requiring access to in situ populations of marine organisms and marine ecosystems to tackle questions in the areas of biodiversity, biological oceanography, ecology and evolutionary biology are also welcome.
Interreg Baltic Sea Region has opened a call for applications for project platforms, which enable projects to team up, and in this way increase the impact of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region’s projects and other EU-funded projects in the area. The total budget for a project platform can be up to EUR 1 million. In total 4-6 platforms are expected to be funded depending on the quality of the applications.