ECORD Research Grants 2023

Deadline: 31 March 2023

ECORD Research Grants 2023

The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) is sponsoring merit-based awards for outstanding young scientists to conduct innovative research related to the International Ocean Discovery Program. The research may be directed toward the objectives of completed DSDP/ODP/IODP expeditions. The research should utilise available core material and/or data from DSDP/ODP/IODP expeditions. The ECORD Grants will cover travel and lab expenses or other approved costs related to the study.

Studies should be conducted in a laboratory/institution other than the applicant’s home Institution, and involve mobility to promote new collaborations and/or the acquisition of new scientific expertise.
Grant budgets must not exceed 3000 €.

Applicants should be enrolled in either a PhD programme or hold a post-doctoral research position at an institution within an ECORD country. Eligible post-doctoral scientists will completed their PhD within the last 6 years. (see Q&A for details)

Applications should take the form of a mini-proposal, detailing the aims of the study and relevance to IODP, the availability of material and/or data to be worked on, the project partnership and estimated costs. Applications can be strengthened by including the benefits of the proposed study to current work and why the proposed ins.tu.on is the most appropriate place to carry out the planned study. A final report, including details of the final expenditure, must be completed within 12 months of the grant being awarded.

How to apply?

ESSAC issue a call for ECORD Research Grants on an annual basis. Applications should take the form of a mini-proposal, detailing the aims of the study and relevance to IODP, the material/data to be worked on, the project partnership and estimated costs. Applications can be strengthened by including the benefits of the proposed study to current work and why the proposed institution is the most appropriate place to carry out the planned study. A final report, including budget and some details of the anticipated results, must be completed within 12 months after the grant has been awarded.

To apply, you need to send the following documents to the ESSAC Office – essac@ogs.it:

  • your application, including a detailed mini-proposal (max.5 pages) with a detailed budget plan;
  • a letter of support from the host institution;
  • your CV;
  • a letter of support from the main supervisor (PhD students) or home institution (post-doctoral researchers).

Applications are evaluated by ESSAC according to the following criteria:
(1)  Mini-proposal (40%) + Budget plan (10%);
(2)  CV (30%);
(3)  Letter of Support (20%).

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