The Marine Institute has announced a call for proposals from academic institutions to host Cullen Scholars and provide research training opportunities for scientists in marine and related disciplines leading to the acquisition of a doctorate.
The Cullen Scholars will be based primarily at a Marine Institute location during their scholarship in Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS) in Galway and Newport, the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) in Dublin, and Ocean Science and Information Services (OSIS) in Galway.
The Cullen Scholarship Programme provides development opportunities for the next generation of marine researchers, building marine research capacity. The programme was established in memory of Anne Cullen (1958-2013), who made a significant contribution to the work of the Marine Institute over 35 years.
Details of the individual research topics and Marine Institute co-supervisors are listed here:
- Enhancing farmed Atlantic salmon quality through new production technologies
- Biological changes in key commercially exploited fish in the light of Climate and Ocean Change
- Ecology of Irish tunas
- Improving fishing survey indices through the use of spatio-temporal models
- Biodiversity conservation and restoration in the Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park
- The harbour porpoise (Phocoena) in Dublin Bay: Assessing habitat use and the effect of anthropogenic activity using visual and acoustic methods
- The economic analysis and development of long-term sustainable financial models for an Irish Ocean Observing System
- Machine learning-assisted detection and prediction of climate change related anomalous in complex marine systems
- Novel techniques for the collaboration of high precision sea level monitoring stations and development of associated data quality control techniques
- Seasonal to decadal sea level and ocean waves predictions through numerical modelling and statistical analysis
The closing date for this call is 4pm on Tuesday 7 July. All applications must be submitted through the Marine Institute’s online Grant Management System (RIMS).
Further detail of the Programme Terms and Conditions including a copy of the Grant-Aid Agreement and application procedures are available in the Cullen Scholarship Programme Terms.
Contact the Research Funding Office at [email protected] with any queries on the application process.