Networking & Marine Research Communication Awards 2022

The Marine Institute Networking & Marine Research Communication Awards are currently open for 2022 submissions. While society is transitioning to the post-pandemic situation, the Marine Institute encourages applicants in 2022 to consider eligible supports that do not require travel, including Open Access Publications, media-productions and virtual events (conferences, workshops and training courses). The Institute will continue to follow the public health advice of the Irish Government. Applicants applying for overseas travel must confirm that travel undertaken complies with current public health requirements and the policies of their employer/host institution. An email from an applicant's supervisor/line manager with the same confirmation must be included as part of the application form.

Award Categories:

Grant support is provided in the following categories:

A. Hosting Workshops & Conferences: Maximum grant-aid available €2000.
B. Research Awards - Event and Training Opportunities: Minimum grant-aid €300 and maximum grant-aid €1,200.
C. Marine Research Communication: Maximum grant-aid €2,000 for an Open Access Publication and €2,000 for a Media Production.

Submission Deadlines:
  • Thursday 24th February 2022
  • Thursday 28th April 2022
  • Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Thursday 25th August 2022
  • Thursday 27th October 2022 (for events up to 28th February 2023)
Application Process:

Applications must be submitted via the Marine Institute's online Application System Research Information Management System (RIMS). Application Forms are available to download from RIMS. Please refer to the Applicant Guidelines for information on the types of initiatives supported, how to register for RIMS, and the application procedure. Please see the FAQ document for general questions and queries in relation to the payment process. Applications submitted on the incorrect form or incomplete applications will be ineligible and will not go forward to the evaluation process.

This initiative is funded by the Marine Institute under the Marine Research Programme with the support of the Irish Government.


Applicants cannot receive more than 2 awards in any calendar year. Networking Awards are payable to organisations only. Applications are capped at max three applications per Research Group/Department per event. Applications must be submitted one month in advance of the event. Applications may be submitted for events taking place up to February 28th 2023.


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