ECOSUMMER: ECOsystem approach to SUstainable Management of the Marine Environment and its living Resources
HOW DO I APPLY?
Please check that you are eligible
to apply for a Marie Curie early-stage training placement.
Identify a project area that is
within the general scope of the training site theme.
Contact possible supervisor(s), referring to the list of
staff available at the host institutions. If in doubt about who to contact,
write to the Training Site Co-ordinator.
In consultation with the supervisor(s), write a project proposal.
The proposal you submit should have been approved by the supervisor(s) before
it is submitted.
Submit your application to the Training
Site Co-ordinator. The format for applications is described below.
Applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee
within 2-4 weeks of the next closing date and you then will be informed of
There will be closing dates every 6 or 12 months
during the next 2-3 years, depending on the rate of uptake of training places.
FORMAT FOR APPLICATIONS
The application should consist of the following
documents in Word or pdf format.
Your Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 sides A4, using text no
smaller than Times font size 12 and allowing margins of no less than 2 cm).
A project proposal (maximum 4 sides A4, using text no smaller
than Times font size 12 and allowing margins of no less than 2 cm). This should
The project title, your name, the name of the supervisors
and the duration of the proposed project.
BACKGROUND - the rationale for the proposed project
METHODOLOGY, including a timetable for the programme
WIDER VALUE OF THE PROPOSED WORK
BIBLIOGRAPHY (if appropriate)
The names of two academic referees. You should ask your referees
to send us their references by the relevant closing date.
If any part of the application is missing your
application may not be evaluated.
SELECTION OF APPLICANTS
The Selection Committee will judge all applications,
following criteria as described below. They will take into account the quality
of the candidate as well as the quality of the proposed research. Programmes
involving stays at more than one partner centre will be favoured and the programme
of research must be such that there is a reasonable expectation of generating
publishable results. The Scientific Committee may suggest or require modifications
to the research proposal if some elements are judged to be impractical or inappropriate.
The Committee will judge all applications, taking
- Fulfilment of eligibility criteria
- Presentation of a project already agreed in principle with
a supervisor in one of the partner institutions and meeting the broad aims
of the ECOSUMMER project. The general theme is an ecosystem-based approach
to sustainable exploitation and management of living marine resources. The
1992 Convention on Biological Biodiversity provides the key international
framework, defining the ecosystem approach as a strategy for the integrated
management of land, water and living resources that promotes conservation
and sustainable use, where the "ecosystem" refers to the structure,
process, functions and interactions among organisms, humans and their environment.
- The academic qualifications and scientific potential of the
candidate, as based on the Curriculum Vitae and the academic references.
- The scientific quality of the proposed research. Original,
innovative science will be favoured and the programme of research must be
such that there is a reasonable expectation of generating publishable results.
- Research involving stays at more than one partner centre
will be favoured.
- For candidates wishing to register for 36 months, the proposed
research must normally be considered suitable for a PhD.
The decision of the Selection Committee will be
Applications will normally be reviewed every six
months. If the number of good applicants or training months requested differs
from the total allotted for the relevant round of applications, the Selection
Committee may decide to make more/fewer awards than planned and, if appropriate,
amend the schedule of application rounds.
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