The philanthropy program of VLIZ, The Sea as a Good Cause, launches an annual call for Brilliant Marine Research Idea grants. With the BMRI grant, worth 5.000 EUR, VLIZ aims to inspire and help young, original thinking marine scientists to explore and develop a brilliant research idea. VLIZ seeks to fund a marine research idea that can contribute to solving a hypothesis-based marine research question. Topics of interest are (amongst others) the themes identified in the philanthropy research agenda including pollution, ocean and human health, marine biodiversity, climate change, ocean related disasters and marine explorations.
Young marine scientists (predoc or junior postdoc) affiliated to a Flemish university or a Flemish university college can apply; as well as PhD students working in a southern non-European country while having a strong connection a Flemish Marine Research Group, a Flemish University or Flemish University College.
More information on the selection procedure and the criteria for taking part can be found in the calls for proposals:
- Call for proposals for a BMRI grant 2022 open to PhD-students affiliated to a Flemish university or to a Flemish university college
- Call for proposals for a BMRI grant 2022 open to junior postdoctoral researcher affiliated to a Flemish university or to a Flemish university college
- Call for proposals for a BMRI grant 2022 open to PhD students working in the South and with a strong demonstrable link with a Flemish Marine Research Group, Flemish university or a Flemish university college