Funding Opportunities

JPI Climate & JPI Oceans Joint Transnational Call on Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans

This call is supported by 8 countries: France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Latvia. Ireland, Italy, Norway and Iceland. Funding of participating researchers will be provided by their respective national funding organisations. Budget of 8.1 million EUR

The Joint Call focuses on oceans and climate, using observations and Earth system models in order to address the following topics:

  • Strengthening our understanding of climate variability and extremes resulting from the interactions with the oceans such as extratropical and tropical cyclones, and how they are affected by climate change on a range of time scales.
  • Improving the representation of air-sea interactions, physical and biogeochemical ocean processes in Earth System Models to better represent small-scale non-linear processes as well as water, energy and carbon cycles. Model-data analyses using innovative approaches will be welcome.
  • Improving estimates of climate change induced modifications of ocean physics and ocean chemistry, associated with biogeochemical cycles, including ocean acidification and carbon sequestration.

(Proposals should address one Topic only. Note that some funding organisations do not support all topics)

This joint call aims at funding at most two major projects for each theme encompassing as much as possible all countries participating in the call. Focusing on oceans will shed new light on the stressors impacting on marine life and consequently on marine bio-economy. The joint call will also help inform adaptation policy by bringing key knowledge to increase resilience and adaptation measures for vulnerable areas, especially in coastal and low island areas.

Full proposal deadline 14 June 2019.

For further information:



Call for applicants: 2019 POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellows

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) are pleased to announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2019 is now open for applications.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2019.

The scheme is designed to promote training and capacity development, leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans, and is aimed at scientists, technicians, graduate students (preferably PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Priority is given to applicants in the early stages of their career development. The fellowship offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on aspects of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation. It provides financial support to cover the return airfare from the fellow's home country to the host institution, and a contribution towards accommodation and subsistence for the period of the visit.

For more information and details on how to apply please see:

All applications should be made via the website, at

Please e-mail should you have any queries and feel free to circulate this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.

2019 Call for SCOR Working Group Proposals

The Scientific Committee of Oceanic Research (SCOR) is now accepting proposals for new SCOR working groups.  

The number of proposals funded for start in 2020 will depend on recommendations of the SCOR Finance Committee; two new working groups are usually funded each year.

Deadline for proposals is 15 April 2019.

Download the call for proposals here

The guidelines, a template, and word limits are available at, including a PowerPoint presentation explaining the proposal process.

Please contact Ed Urban ( if you have any questions about the process for working group proposals.

Assemble-Plus marine Infrastructure Access Call

ASSEMBLE Plus is a European Union-funded consortium of more than 30 marine biological stations and research institutes in 16 countries. Within the Transnational Access programme, (TA) ASSEMBLE Plus marine stations provide scientists and PhD students with free-of-charge access to their biological resources, facilities, services, and data.

The first two calls have already resulted in more than one hundred short-term research visits of users from all over the world, with many stories of success. One of our TA users, Diana Catarino (University of the Azores, Portugal) stated: "My project focused on the ichthyoplankton biodiversity on an Atlantic seamount using DNA metabarcoding. ASSEMBLE Plus gave me the opportunity to access cutting-edge high throughput sequencing platforms that are not present in my institute but available at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples (SZN), Italy. The project has been very successful with more than five million sequences generated. The use of the facilities together with the expertise and advice from the local team of researchers were key factors in improving the likelihood of success of my research project”.

The next call for applications will open on 21 January 2019, and close on 17 February 2019. If you wish to apply, please check out how our Access Providers can serve your research needs. The application process involves submitting a short proposal that specifies the scientific context of your research, a research plan, and why you have chosen the access provider. You are encouraged to contact the Access Provider of your choice to explore the feasibility of your proposal. Submitted applications will be peer-reviewed by external experts. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within six weeks of the submission deadline.

If your proposal is successful, your chosen Access Provider will give you access to their labs and facilities at no cost (expensive consumables may incur a charge). Visits can last for up to 30 days and can include up to two persons per project. ASSEMBLE Plus also covers the costs of travel, accommodation and meals, within certain limits.

For more information on the call, including eligibility and how to apply, visit For specific requests, please contact the Access Officer (

Download the announcement flyer at:

Next calls: There will be several calls per year for 2019 and 2020. A calendar for next calls is available on the following web page:

Training Call: NF-POGO Centre of Excellence 2019-2020

Dear Colleagues,

The application window is now open for the next Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE), which provides world class education and training in the field of observational oceanography.

This is an intensive training course for young professionals at the post-graduate level, ten months in duration, with an intake of ten trainees per year.

The course is sponsored by the Nippon Foundation and hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. It is conducted at AWI’s site on the offshore island of Helgoland with focus on open-ocean sciences and also at AWI’s site on the UNESCO reserve Waddensea island of Sylt where shelf/basin interactions are topics of study.

The call for applications will be open until the end of February 2019. Successful candidates will be informed by end of May 2019.
You can read more about what the training involves here:

To submit an application, please visit:

Please feel free to circulate this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.

Fiona Beckman
Communications Officer
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)

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