Our Shared Ocean – Mobility and Travel Grants 2023

Our Shared Ocean - Mobility & Travel Grants

(Note: Support under this call is primarily aimed towards the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS (Africa, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea).

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) though Ireland’s development cooperation programme, Irish Aid, and the Marine Institute (MI) have established a new programme called ‘Our Shared Ocean’ to support research, knowledge exchange and capacity building in partnership with Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The programme will run until December 2026 with a total investment of €3.8 million funded by the DFA, and administered by the MI.

The Mobility and Travel Grants 2023 is one of a suite of competitive calls under the Our Shared Ocean Programme that will address specific ocean, climate and sustainable blue economy related challenges faced by SIDS; support the building of scientific and technical capacity to address such challenges; and promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise between Irish institutions and their counterparts in SIDS to underpin longer-term cooperation.

Featured Conference
Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute Annual Conference Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, November 6-10

Our Shared Ocean is travelling to the upcoming GCFI76 in Nassau in November to learn about the vital research being conducted by the Institute and its partners across the Caribbean. We hope to meet stakeholders and discuss the Our Shared Ocean programme and opportunities to build research partnerships between Ireland and Caribbean Small Island developing States (SIDS).

To support student travel to the Conference via our Mobility & Travel Grants we have added a new Submission Deadline of Friday 6th October. If you are presenting research (a talk or poster) or are formally participating in one of the work-shops you may be eligible to apply.
Note - Eligibility rules are the same as per existing Applicant guidelines. 

Award Categories:
Grant support is provided in the following categories:
1.    Research Conferences and Workshops - Minimum grant-aid €500 and maximum grant-aid €2,000.
2.    Training Courses - Minimum grant-aid €500 and maximum grant-aid €2,000.
3.    Research Visits - Maximum grant-aid available €6,000.

Submission Deadlines:

•    Friday, 3 March 2023
•    Friday, 5 May 2023
•    Friday, 7 July 2023
•    Friday, 1 September 2023
•    Friday 6th October 2023 (GCFI76 only)
•    Friday, 3 November 2023 (for events up to 31st March 2024).

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 access to RIMS, and the application procedure. Please note you must include your organisation name and address when submitting a registration request. Please see the FAQ document for general questions and queries in relation to the application, award and payment process. Applications submitted on the incorrect form or incomplete applications will be ineligible and will not go forward to the evaluation process. Please contact the Our Shared Ocean Team (oursharedocean@marine.ie) with any queries.

This initiative is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs though Ireland’s development cooperation programme, Irish Aid, administered and managed by the Marine Institute on behalf of Irish Aid/DFA.

Applicants cannot receive more than two awards in any calendar year. Awards are payable to organisations only. Applications are capped at max three applications per Organisation per event. Applications must be submitted one month in advance of the event. Applications may be submitted for events taking place up to 31st March 2024.







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