Scotia-Canadian Ocean Research Exchanges (SCORE)

Short-term study grants for visits to Scotland for PhD students and Early Career Researchers of the Ocean Frontier Institute.

The Ocean Frontier Institute invites the submission of applications from current PhD students or Early Career Researchers* (ECRs) at one of the OFI universities, for grants for short-term study visits to one of the constituent organizations of the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS). MASTS is a consortium of organizations engaged in marine sciences and represents the majority of Scotland’s marine research capacity (see below).

The purpose of these grants is to promote collaboration between marine researchers in Canada and Scotland with a view to developing durable research links and promoting marine research in areas of mutual interest. Whilst grants to support ongoing collaboration will be considered, new collaborations will be prioritised.

Up to 5 positions are available for individuals going to Scotland from the Institute (and up to 5 coming from Scotland to the Institute). A form for applicants going from Canada can be found here.

There is no restriction on the subject area (within the broad scope of marine research), but the proposals will need to demonstrate the potential benefits of the grant for both the recipient and their collaborators. Under this first round, applicants will be expected to address subjects relevant to UN Sustainable Development Goals and with reference to COP26 as a legacy. MASTS has provided an indicative list of subject areas for the visits to its constituent organizations, and this can be found here.

*An Early Career Researcher (ECR) is defined as someone who does not hold a permanent research position and who was awarded their PhD after July 23, 2016.

Closing Date for Submission

The closing date for submission of applications is 16:00 (Atlantic) 23 July 2021.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Ocean Frontier Institute is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness, and encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Contact Information

For further information please contact:

Ron Irwin
Collaboration Manager
Email: ron.irwin@oceanfi.ca
Telephone: +1 902 237 2414

MASTS link - constituent organizations in the "SCORE" initiative