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RAC/SPA Grants
SIBM Awards


MedKeyHabitatsRAC/SPA Grants

Grants to cover travel, registration and accommodation for selected 4th MSW participants. Open to participant–attendees from MedKeyHabitats countries. Applications due by 30 March 2015.

The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas, as a partner of the organisation of the 4th Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop, will offer several grants in order to facilitate participation in 4th MSW to be held in Oristano 18–22 May, 2015.

RAC/SPA will cover the attendance (travel, registration and accommodation) of participants from the countries concerned by the MedKeyHabitats project: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Montenegro, Albania and Croatia. Only presenting authors with works (either poster or oral presentations) carried out in the Mediterranean Sea will be considered as eligible.

For the ranking, the scientific committee will take into account the position (student, post-doc, fixed position…), the quality of the work (communications and/or poster) presented to MSW’15 and the distance/costs between residence and congress venue.

The applications must include:

  • a CV with indication of last or current position
  • home address
  • copy of the abstract(s) to be presented at MSW’15

The applications have to be received by 30 March 2015, by email at this address:
msw15.sardinia@gmail.com with the subject: MSW_RAC/SPA_GRANTS_YourSurname, once registration and payment for the workshop have been completed.


Societa' Italiana di Biologia MarinaSIBM Awards

Grants to facilitate youth participation. Open to young SIBM members who present at the 4th MSW. Applications due by 30 March 2015.

The Societa’ Italiana di Biologia Marina (Italian Society of Marine Biology), on proposal of the Benthos Committee, will offer five (5) awards of €500.00 each (25% withholding tax, total net €375.00) to facilitate youth participation in the 4th MSW to be held in Oristano 18–22 May, 2015.

The awards are open to young people enrolled with SIBM, with less than 5 years of graduation, and without a steady job.

For ranking, a scientific committee will take into account the quality of the work (communications and/or poster) presented to the MSW ’15, the graduation mark, the distance between the residence and the congress venue and seniority in SIBM. SIBM favours students who have not receive awards in previous years.

The applications must include:

  • a CV
  • indication of the degree mark
  • date of acceptance to SIBM
  • declaration of having / not having received SIBM awards in previous years
  • home address
  • tax code
  • copy of the abstract(s) to be presented at MSW’15

The completed application form should be sent as a pdf file.

The applications have to be received by 30 March 2015, by email at this address:
msw15.sardinia@gmail.com with the subject: MSW_SIMB_AWARDS_YourSurname, once registration and payment for the workshop have been completed.

Grants will be provided by the SIBM Secretariat, by bank transfer, after the workshop and after receiving the certificate of participation.

the application form is available at:
mediterranean.seagrassonline.org/sardinia/wp-content/uploads/MSW_SIMB_AWARDS_YourSurname.doc