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Convince us of your brilliant research idea and claim a 5000 euro grant

Added on 2022-10-25
The Sea as a Good Cause offers no less than 6 (!) grants, of 5000 euro each, for young, original-thinking marine researchers. PhD students and junior postdocs in Flanders, as well as PhD students from the South, who dare to think outside the box, are eligible for this research funding. Deadline for submitting your proposal is 27 January 2023.

Photo: With a BMRI grant, a PhD student or junior postdoc can develop a brilliant idea. © VLIZ | Decombel

BMRI grants aim to inspire and support PhD students and young postdocs to carry out a brilliant idea in the context of their marine research. The BMRIs are unique in Flanders and distinguish themselves from other grants because of their focus on thinking out-of-the-box.

Because marine research is an excellent field where innovation from science and industry reinforce each other, companies are given the opportunity to sponsor a BMRI grant. The total available budget to spend on BMRI grants in 2023 is 30.000 euros, for which we can count on financial support from DEME and from a private donor, each of whom is prepared to take on one grant financially.

Eligible topics to apply for the grant are amongst other the VLIZ philanthropy themes, including pollution, the ocean and human health, marine biodiversity, climate change, ocean-related disasters and marine explorations. The private donor follows the philanthropy themes, whereas DEME gives preference to marine subjects linked to engineering and technological sciences, material sciences, economic sciences and biological sciences.

The grants of up to 5.000 euros serve to assist young marine scientists in their lab and/or field work, data acquisition and analysis, visits to other institutes to use specialized facilities, purchase of equipment or software needed for a particular analysis, etc.

The various calls for proposals and the application forms can be found here.


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