EuroMarine 2017 call for fellowship applicationsInternal

Call Overview

Call Category: Fellowship applications
Managing Body: EuroMarine, EuroMarine Young Scientists Working Group
Email: fellowships [at]
Preannouncement: March 13, 2017
Opening: April 10, 2017
Closing: May 2, 2017
Outcome: May 12, 2017

In 2017, EuroMarine organises two distinct, parallel calls: 

  • A call for proposals of activities (targeting foresight workshops and working groups in 2017)
  • A call for application for individual fellowships (the present call, targeting EuroMarine PhD students and scholars in their first post-doctoral position, to let them attend an advanced course of their choice)


EuroMarine considers supporting capacity building for young scientists a key priority. Therefore, EuroMarine has launched a new Young Scientist Fellowship Programme focused on financially supporting individual early career scientists from EuroMarine Member Organisations to participate in training courses.

  • Fellowship Grant Description: A grant of up to €500 to contribute to covering direct costs related to participating in a training event. Eligible costs are participation fees and travel & subsistence expenses. If total participation costs exceed the grant amount, successful applicants must cover the additional costs from other sources. A minimum of 10 grants are available for the current call.
  • Training Courses Eligibility Criteria:
    • All training courses with topics relevant to the EuroMarine domain, both in Europe and globally. These can be courses organised by EuroMarine members or external courses.
    • Any type, on-site as well as e-learning/online courses.
    • There is no limit to the duration of the training course, but the course must run and be completed between 1 June – 30 November 2017.
  • Applicant Eligibility Criteria:
    • Young scientists: PhD students or individuals undertaking their first post-doctorate contract are eligible for this funding.
    • The young scientist must be a student or employee of a EuroMarine full Member Organisation (having committed to pay its 2017 contribution to the EuroMarine budget) or an Invited Member from one of the following countries: Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Tunisia, or Turkey. See the link below for more information on the Membership Status of EuroMarine institutes.
    • Only one application per individual per call. There is no limit on how many young scientists per organisation can apply but a maximum of three individuals from any one organisation can be awarded grants in any one call round. Only one grant per young scientist per 12-month period is possible.
  • Application Process: Applications must be submitted by email to fellowshipsateuromarinenetwork [dot] eu. All applications will receive a confirmation email acknowledging submission.

For more information please read the full terms of the call below.

The declaration form can also be downloaded below.

Please contact fellowshipsateuromarinenetwork [dot] eu if you have any further questions.

Twenty-three early career marine scientists have received funding from EuroMarine to attend a wide array of training events as part of the marine science networks new Young Scientist Individual Fellowship Programme.

The initiative, launched in March 2017, received a significant number of applications from students of EuroMarine member organisations. EuroMarine aims to support as much applicants as possible, and will ultimately provide much-needed funding to 16 PhD students and seven post-docs.

The funding is being awarded to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities, highlighting the breadth and ambitious scope of the EuroMarine network. 13 EuroMarine member organisations from nine countries are represented by the successful applicants. The list of successful applicants can be found below. The training events range from online courses to summer schools and workshops, covering various topics and skills such as DNA phylogenies, genomics, ocean processes, modelling, and data analysis.

EuroMarine is a leading marine scientific network in Europe, and currently has a consortium of 73 members. Capacity building and training for young scientists to advance Blue Skills and Blue Growth is considered to be a key priority of the network. The participation of young scientists in valuable training programmes ensures the continued success of research and development in the European marine science community in the future.