Ship-Time Call 2011

RV Celtic Explorer and RVCeltic Voyager

The Marine Institute invites applications for grant-aid towards the cost of ship-time on-board the national research vessels (R.V. Celtic Explorer and R.V. Celtic Voyager) during 2011.




Grant-aid will be provided for ship-time to carry out:

Applications will be accepted from research performing organisations (Higher Education Institutions, Public Research Bodies and Industry) within the island of Ireland to carry out ship-based research activity within the following thematic areas:

• Ecosystems Approach to Marine Resource Management
• Seabed Processes & Resources
• Climate/Environmental Change
• Renewable Ocean Energy
• Biodiscovery/Biodiversity
• Novel Marine Technologies
• Marine Policy/Legislation


Dedicated Training Programmes:

Applications will be accepted from Higher Education Institutions within the island of Ireland, to provide dedicated undergraduate and/or postgraduate training programmes on-board the vessels.
In the case of research activity applicants will be expected to demonstrate how the proposed work addresses national priorities within the above themes and to provide clear evidence of expected deliverables/outputs. Collaborative and/or multi-disciplinary applications are encouraged.


How to Apply:

For further information and details on applying for Research Surveys, please see Grant-Aid Guidelines—Research Surveys (PDF 268kb) and Grant-Aid Application Form - Research Surveys (Doc 643kb).
For further information and details on applying for Ship-Based Training, please see Grant-Aid Guidelines—Ship-Based Training (PDF 227kb) and Grant-Aid Application Form-Ship-Based Training (Doc. 633kb).

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16:00 hours on Friday 1st October 2010.

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