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Call for the VLIZ Marine Science Awards 2021

Added on 2021-10-20
Have you recently graduated as a bachelor or master with a thesis on a marine research topic? Or have you lately obtained a PhD in a marine scientific discipline in a country bordering the North Sea? Then you can apply for one of the three scientific prizes of the Flanders Marine Institute: the VLIZ Professional Bachelor Thesis Award 2021, the VLIZ Master Thesis Award 2021 or the VLIZ North Sea Award 2021. Candidates can register until 31 December.

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With these prizes, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) wants to recognize meritorious marine research, encourage young marine professionals to continue doing this in the future, and promote marine scientific research in Flanders. The award ceremony will take place on VLIZ Marine Science Day 2022 on Wednesday 2 March in cultural centre De Grote Post in Ostend.
 
  • VLIZ Professional Bachelor Thesis Award 2021
    Every year, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) awards a prize to a professional bachelor thesis. Both fundamental and applied research in all branches of marine sciences are taken into consideration. The prize amounts to 500 EUR each and is reserved to young researchers who have successfully graduated as a professional bachelor from a Flemish college in the past two years (2020 or 2021), or to Flemish young researchers who, in the past two years (2020 or 2021) graduated from an international university of college.
    [More information] [Regulations] [Online registration] [Former laureates]
  • VLIZ Master Thesis Awards 2021
    Every year, VLIZ rewards two master theses. Both fundamental and applied research in all branches of marine sciences are taken into consideration. The prizes amount to 500 EUR each and are reserved to young researchers who graduated from a Flemish university or college in the past two years (2020 or 2021), or to Flemish young researchers who, in the past two years (2020 or 2021) graduated from an international university of college.
    [More information] [Regulations] [Online registration] [Former laureates]
  • VLIZ North Sea Award 2021
    VLIZ awards an annual scientific prize to foster innovative fundamental or applied research on the structure and functioning of the North Sea. The prize will be awarded to a researcher or a research team active and residing in a country by the North Sea. The prize amounts to 1 000 EUR and is indivisible. It will be granted to reward a recent and original scientific work on the structure, operation and/or sustainable management of the ecosystem of the North Sea, with special attention to the shallow coastal areas and estuaries of the Southern Bight and the English Channel. The contribution has to be of postgraduate or postdoctoral level, referring to a maximum of three years of postdoctoral research since obtaining the PhD.
    [More information] [Regulations] [Online registration] [Former laureates]
All prizes will be awarded on 2 March 2022 during the VLIZ Marine Science Day at De Grote Post in Oostende, Belgium.

The regulations for all three awards can be downloaded on www.vliz.be/en/scientific-awards. The online participation form is available on registration.vliz.be/awards2021.

Your participation is only final after receipt of the participation form and all requested documents. An overview of the necessary digital and printed documents can be found in the regulations. The deadline for applying is 31 December 2021.

Later this autumn, another call will be launched for the Dr Edouard Delcroix Incentive Award, worth 2.500 EUR. This prize, which will be awarded annually  from now on, is reserved for a young scientist at the start of his/her research career.  The prize is awarded to recognize scientific research on the links between the ocean and human health. The award was established in honor of Dr. Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973), Belgian orthopedic surgeon and pioneer in thalassotherapy. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

For any further information, please contact the VLIZ secretariat, by mail to awards@vliz.be or by phone at +32 (0)59 34 21 30.
 

Link: www.vliz.be/en/scientific-awards



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