West P&I Science Bursary at the National Oceanography Centre

West of England’s  2021 Bursaries will be awarded to five individuals through a competitive selection process (see link at bottom of article)

The West P&I Seagoing Science Bursary provides financial support that will enable students and early career researchers in the field of marine science or oceanography, or those from developing countries who are keen to become involved in the field of marine science or oceanography, to gain practical experience of sea-going science.

Due to Covid-19 the 2021 bursary will be online, consisting of two exclusive NOC workshops in May 2021, followed by a 6-month mentor opportunity with a NOC scientist specializing in the individual student’s area of interest.

The workshops will include a 3D tour of RRS Discovery and an opportunity to engage with a range of NOC scientists.

All recipients of the virtual bursary will receive a completion certificate and priority access to West of England’s 2022 sea-going bursary application process.

It is essential that Bursary applicants are registered as students, or employed as researchers for the period of the Bursary, and that permission for the visit is given by supervisors or line managers (as appropriate).

To be eligible for a West P&I Bursary as a student, candidates must be in postgraduate education (Masters level or PhD).

Applicants are encouraged to contact NOC to discuss the application before submitting. Email WestPandIBursary@noc.ac.uk with any queries or to be put in touch with suitable researchers at NOC who can help.

The deadline for applications is April 9th 2021. Applications received after this date will not be considered.