Marine Law and Ocean Governance Call 2017

The Marine Institute is pleased to announce a call for proposals under the topic Marine Law and Ocean Governance under the Marine Research Programme. The Marine Institute invites applications for a Project-Based Award to be led by a senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Marine Governance and Ocean Law. The project will support a suitably qualified and motivated small team who will act as a focal point researching case studies, best practice and providing legal perspective and expertise to other research groups working in cross cutting areas such as socio-economics and marine spatial planning.

Project Rationale

A detailed understanding of the law of the sea and the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, together with a legal perspective of marine governance, are key enablers for all three goals in Harnessing our Ocean Wealth. Currently there is no specialist ocean law or marine governance academic group in Ireland. It is envisaged that the support of a senior Post Doctoral Research Fellow within this team, with a specialisation in ocean law and an active research interest in marine governance, will act as a catalyst between other groups working towards the implementation of Ireland's Integrated Marine Plan Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth. The team will support others such as socio-economic and marine spatial planning research groups, as well as the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), in increasing the knowledge base to support regulation and policy.


The funding available will be a maximum award amount of €800,000. The duration of successful awards under this call is expected to be 48 months.


Applications are invited from eligible legal entities with the appropriate scientific and technical qualifications and research expertise. The lead institution must be a higher education institute based in the Republic of Ireland. Partnerships are permissible, with eligible partners being higher education institutes, research institutes or other public bodies and industry (e.g. legal firms) from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland or elsewhere.  SME's may participate as a project partner or a sub-contractor (subject to normal public procurement procedures)

Application Process

Applications must be made through the Marine Institute's online Research Information Management System (RIMS). Please see the Guidelines for Applicants for full details of the application process. The Application Form, Budget and Declaration Form are available through the online application. The closing date for submission of applications is 16:00 on Thursday 20th July 2017. This is a Project-Based Award and therefore applicants must apply via the Project-Based Award/Desk Study call type under the Open Calls tab on their portal.  Please email to register on the online system.

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