European Research Council Starting Grants

Researchers of any nationality with two to seven years experience since the completion of their PhD (with some exceptions being allowed) are eligible for the call. Applicants are expected to have a scientific track record showing great promise, and it is essential to have an excellent research proposal. Applications can be made in any field of research. Research must be conducted in a public or private research institution.

Call to Provide Support for Capacity Building Events on the Biodiversity Science-Policy-Society Interface

EKLIPSE is inviting representatives of networks, organisations, projects and other entities to submit proposals to develop capacity building events relevant to the Science-Policy-Society interface, regarding biodiversity, ecosystem services, and related challenges. EKLIPSE seeks to be responsive to community development needs across the European Union by supporting multinational events that add value to science, policy and society.

MSCA-COFUND-2017 Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

This will be achieved by co-funding new or existing regional, national, and international programmes to open up to, and provide for, international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.

Areas of particular environmental interest in the Atlantic

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) wishes to enter into a service contract for a study on ‘Areas of particular environmental interest in the Atlantic’. The main objective of this study is to prepare a strategic environmental plan (SEP) for the Atlantic area beyond national jurisdiction, and to propose a representative network of areas of particular environmental interest (APEIs).

Joint Call: Impacts of Deep-Sea Nodule Mining


On August 1, 2017, a number of JPI Oceans member countries will launch a joint call for preproposals to study the environmental impacts and risks associated with seabed mining. This call is being conducted as a follow-up of the Joint Action on "Ecological aspects of deep-sea mining" under the framework of JPI Oceans. It calls for cruise proposals for the RV SONNE in early 2019 in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ), subequatorial eastern Pacific.

Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge

UN Environment in collaboration with Think Beyond Plastic™ invites university students from all over the globe to take part in the 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge. The challenge, which is the first of its kind, seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem. The innovation challenge is organized around the following four tracks:

Scientific Committee of AlgaEurope 2017 opens Call for Abstracts

All abstracts will be submitted to peer-review, coordinated by the Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the corresponding author together with detailed information and guidelines.  Registration for the Conference is mandatory for those wishing to submit scientific contributions. When sending in an abstract you agree with publication in the book of Abstracts of AlgaEurope 2017. Next to that you agree with publication of your presentation through the AlgaEurope 2017 website.

INTERREG 2 Seas Fifth Call for Proposals opens

The 5th round of proposals for the INTERREG 2 Seas is now entering its initial stages. The first step closes on Friday, 27 October 2017, and the second step will then commence on 2 February 2018, and close on 2 May 2018. The main objective of the call are the following seven objectives:

  • Framework conditions for innovation
  • Technological innovation
  • Social Innovation
  • Low-Carbon Technologies
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Efficient Use of Resources and Materials
  • Circular Economy