Marine Institute announces new Eoin Sweeney Scholarship Award

Marine Institute announces new Eoin Sweeney Scholarship Award. Image credit PLOCAN.12 June 2020 - The Marine Institute in collaboration with PLOCAN (Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands), Spain is pleased to announce a call for proposals from academic institutions for a structured 4-year PhD scholarship in advanced ocean technology development and/or ocean observing stems.

The award is named in honour of Eoin Sweeney (1947-2017) who was a key figure in establishing Ireland's nascent ocean energy sector, including the development of crucial test-bed sites off the Irish coast opening opportunities for researchers and technology developers.

The Eoin Sweeney Scholarship Programme aims to provide research training opportunities for scientists in oceanography, marine engineering and related marine science disciplines. The Programme will also establish collaboration between Ireland and Spain though research undertaken using the test-bed and demonstration facilities in both countries.

Proposals are invited from suitable Research Supervisors at Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Ireland with the necessary competence to host and supervise the PhD scholar.

The scholarship also provides an invaluable opportunity for the scholar to spend two or three months per annum utilising the state-of-the art facilities in PLOCAN, Spain. Maximum funding of €120,000 over 4 years is available. Please see the Proposal Outline for summary details of the scholarship.

Full details on the Terms & Conditions and application procedure are available in the Eoin Sweeney Scholarship Programme Terms. All applications must be submitted through the Marine Institute's online grant management system (RIMS). Call close date is 4pm, Tuesday, 21st July 2020.

The Eoin Sweeney Scholarship is funded by the Marine Institute under the Marine Research Programme with the support of the Irish Government.