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With support from the Swedish Government and WIOMSA, the Marine Research Grant (MARG) Programme seeks to enhance capacity to conduct research and increase our understanding on various aspects of marine sciences, and offer opportunities for researchers from the WIO to present their results in different regional and international fora. In addition provides opportunities for targeting wider audiences and opportunities to learn special skills.

Support offered
The Marine Research Grant programme covers all subject areas of marine science and technology. However, preference is given to research in those areas that are designated as being high priority within the development plans of the WIO member states.

Three types of grants are awarded:

MARG-I: Intended to provide opportunities to emerging research scientists including MSc and PhD students wishing to turn their ideas into real research projects to carry out well-defined research activities in their countries/institutions. The MARG-I Research Grant is awarded for a duration of 1 year, renewable for a maximum of one term. The maximum amount offered is US$ 10,000 per year. Proposals for MARG I Grants are reviewed once a year.

MARG-II: Intended to provide opportunities to individual research scientists for the purpose of sharing their work, or gaining technical experience such as to work at a specific laboratory, as well as data analysis and manuscript write-up within the WIO region and, where necessary, outside the region. The duration of MARG-II is 3 months, and the maximum amount offered is US$ 6,000. Proposals for MARG II Grants are reviewed continuously through the year.

MARG-III: Intended to provide opportunities individual researchers to travel to attend scientific meetings and conferences for the purpose of presenting their work and learning from others. The maximum amount offered is US$ 3,000. Proposals for MARG III Grants are reviewed continuously through the year.

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