MEOPAR Postdoctoral Awards

In 2018-19, the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network will offer up to three Postdoctoral Awards. The awards will provide top-up funding ($20,000/year) to highly-qualified postdoctoral candidates who have secured a base level of funding from other sources.

Proposed research activities must address MEOPAR's organizational objective: To connect partners, resources and expertise to prepare for risks and take advantage of opportunities in the changing marine environment. Research must be linked to one of MEOPAR's four challenge areas: Ocean Observation; Forecasting/Projection; Coastal Resilience; and Marine Operations/ Transportation. 

The purpose of these awards is to bring new postdoctoral fellows into the network and to connect them with MEOPAR-funded researchers and Highly-Qualified Personnel (HQP). MEOPAR's top-up funding will empower postdoctoral candidates to take full advantage of professional development and career-building opportunities, providing them with the ability to:

  • Increase their stipend for financial flexibility; 
  • Participate in training and networking opportunities through MEOPAR; 
  • Present and discuss results at national and international conferences and other fora;
  • Purchase or fund specialized equipment, travel, or supplies for their research; or
  • Offset costs associated with publication. 

Application instructions and eligibility criteria are available on MEOPAR's website.

The deadline to apply is 3 July 2018. Questions about the award may be directed to Laura Avery (laura.avery@meopar.ca).

About MEOPAR

Established in 2012 through Canada's federal Networks of Centres of Excellence Program, the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network is a national network of academic researchers, students, government scientists, and partners in the private, not-for-profit and community sectors working together to reduce Canada's vulnerability to marine risk. An independent not-for-profit organization, MEOPAR supports interdisciplinary research, provides training opportunities for students, and mobilizes scientific knowledge and technology through cross-sector engagement. MEOPAR's objective is to connect partners, resources and expertise to prepare for risks and take advantage of opportunities in the changing marine environment. 

Kind regards, 

Laura

Laura Avery
Training Program Coordinator

MEOPAR

1355 Oxford St., Suite 2-41, Steele Ocean Sciences Building, Halifax, NS B3H 4J1
laura.avery@meopar.ca |  tel: 902-494-4385
meopar.ca  |  @MEOPAR_NCE

 

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