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Travel grants north-south cooperation

Within the framework of international collaborations between VLIZ and scientific institutes in the South, VLIZ awards some travel grants on a yearly basis. With these grants, promising students and young researchers in marine sciences can, during a short stay, exchange knowledge and gain practical experience in the labs of several marine research groups in Flanders.

Philantropy travel grants 2017

Within the framework of the ongoing collaborations between VLIZ and Kenya, VLIZ awarded 3 travel grants to students affiliated to Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) and University of Nairobi (UoN).

During a short stay of 1 week (Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March 2017) in Flanders, these promising researchers had the opportunity to participate in the VLIZ Marine Science Day 2017 (3 March 2017). Furthermore, they gained hands on experience onboard the research vessel Simon Stevin and in the labs of several marine research groups in Flanders.

For each of the three institutes mentioned above, direct contact persons at the institute were asked to select one student for the travel grant and provide a short CV of the student. The student had to be enrolled in an MSc or PhD program in marine science at the institute and be younger than 35. Each travel grant was EUR 1500 and was managed by VLIZ for booking the flight (lowest fare), accommodation and providing the student with a small per diem for local expenses.

The activities of the awarded students in Belgium, could be followed on the VLIZ Facebook page.

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