The Marine Research Grant (MARG) Programme

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The Marine Research Grant (MARG) Programme seeks to enhance capacity to conduct research and increase our understanding on various aspects of marine sciences and offer opportunities for the presentation of results of the research work in different regional and international fora.

Support offered:

The Marine Research Grant programme of WIOMSA covers all subject areas of marine science and technology.

However, preference is given to research in those areas that are designated as being high priority within the development plans of the WIO member states.

Three types of grants are awarded:

MARG-I: Awarded to individual scientists to carry out well-defined research activities in their countries/institutions.

The initial duration (term) of MARG-I is 1 year, renewable for a maximum of one term. The maximum amount offered for MARG-I is US $ 6,000.

MARG-II: Awarded to individual scientists for the purpose of sharing or gaining technical experience as well as data processing and manuscript write-up within the WIO region and where necessary outside the region.

The duration of MARG-II is three months.

The maximum offered for MARG-II is US$ 6,000.

MARG-III: Travel support to individual scientists to attend scientific meetings and conferences, giving them opportunities to present their work and learn from others. The maximum offered is US$ 3,000.

Granting procedures and requirements Applications for MARG support should be made on forms obtainable from WIOMSA Secretariat or downloaded from the WIOMSA website.

The forms are available in three languages: English, French and Portuguese and they contain all the necessary information.

Once received, the proposals are pre-screened at the Secretariat then reviewed by a specially convened review group.

The composition of the group will change depending on the contents of the proposals.

The reviewers will consider the qualification of the applicant, the scientific quality and feasibility of the proposal, financial requirements and the relevance of the expected results.

The final decision on funding a particular proposal is made by the WIOMSA Board of Trustees.

Submission of application:

Those interested in getting support are invited to submit research proposals that are comprehensive, well justified and argued, and that are well presented with sufficient details on all items included in the form.

Proposals for MARG I should contain the title, introduction, literature review and research problems, specific objectives and hypotheses to be tested, methodology, a detailed work plan with timing, expected results, bibliography and budget.

Deadline: For MARG I is 30th April of every year, while MARG II and III can be submitted any time.

For more information and scholarship applications, see: WIOMSA website

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