OES-Blue energy collaborative scholarship

– LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, AND ASIA

OES-BECS: call for applications 2022 – LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, AND ASIA

INORE is pleased to announce a new 2022 call for BECS (Blue Energy Collaborative Scholarships) proposals sponsored by OES (Ocean Energy
Systems). The aim for this new call for applications is to expand our support and collaborative work mainly to possible collaborations between Latin American, Caribbean, African and Asian Universities. Do you have a research project that has the potential to provide collaborative work with other INOREans? Does your research require use of facilities that are unavailable at your institute, but are available at the institute of a fellow INOREan? Are you looking for funding to help support the travel costs to enable this project to take place or to present your
collaboration with another INOREan in a conference? Are you an early-researcher developing your project in a Latin American, Caribbean, African or Asian University? If the answer to any of the above is YES, then you could be eligible for the upcoming
OES-BECS grant!
It is of our interest to promote further formative research in the field of offshore renewable energy due to the recent rise of scientific development of the aforementioned regions, and therefore to promote collaboration and communication amongst early-career professionals from diverse disciplines, institutions, and Universities. As INOREans, we are determined to encourage the accessibility and participation of fellow INOREans that may have limited access to financial support in order to contribute to the offshore renewable energy field.

The BECS grant, up to 1000€, will be put towards travel expenses and accommodation at the research institutes where the collaborative work will take place or be presented (conference). It is expected that the work will draw a contribution towards the research and development in the field of offshore renewable energy. In addition to providing an opportunity for international work, the OES-BECS grant seeks to advance the field of offshore renewable energy through publication of research results and journal papers, making the results of the work accessible to a wide audience.

Application process

  1. Complete the form and upload the required documents. APPLY HERE!!!
  2. The call will close on 31st October 2022.
  3. On 30th November 2022, INORE will contact the granted group/s and/or reserve group/s and will inform the final decision.
  4. The awarded group/s have time until 9th December 2022 to formally accept or reject the scholarship offer.
  5. The first installment of the grant is approved after the formal acceptance of the offer.
  6. The second installment of the grant must be approved by 30th June 2023. A budget of how the funds will be used (including quotations) and an update of the plan has to be submitted before this date.

Contact [email protected] for more information or with any questions.

Conditions

INORE wants this grant program to be fair and unbiased. Therefore, the following conditions are presented and should be followed by all the participants.

1. OES-BECS applications must involve at least two INOREans, from two different research organizations and must be early-stage career researchers.

2. This year the aim of OES-BECS scholarships is the international collaboration. Due to this, at least two members of the team must be affiliated to institutions from different countries.

3. Work carried out utilizing support from an OES-BECS grant should result in the submission of a journal or conference paper, and information of the work will be provided for use on the INORE website, and for information for sponsors. A summary (in any case), a Power Point presentation (if the results are presented in a conference) and/or a poster presentation (if the results are presented in a journal paper) should be sent to INORE.

4. OES-BECS and INORE should be part of the acknowledgements.

5. INOREans must send an update of the budget and plan before the second instalment is given. The update must include execution and modifications made, including stage information and more details about the research, using the initial version submitted with the application as a reference. INORE assumes that this deadline is enough to organize the work. The plan and budget must be approved in order to get the second instalment of the grant. If this milestone is not achieved the granted INOREans will lose the funding and it will be offered to another project.

6. 50% of the grant will be transferred to the research team at the time of the publication of the awarded teams list. The rest of the grant will be transferred as follows:

  • INORE will refund the costs of the collaboration after receiving tickets for flights and accommodation, or other expenses (up to total funding). This will be awarded as soon as the result of the collaboration is submitted (or planned to be submitted) to a journal or a conference within the 2022 calendar year. The cost of the final expense must be within reason in accordance to the updated approved budget submitted to INORE.
  • The deadline for requesting the money associated to the grant or the expected results of OES-BECS grant is by 30th June 2023. The amount of money that will not be transferred to the research team will be invested in other INORE activities.