13 early career scientists from Europe and North Africa were able to participate in EUROLA8 thanks to the Murray Foundation!




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The Murray Foundation has kindly offered to provide Awards up to a total of 7500 euros in support of the 8th European Coastal Lagoons Conference (Athens, Greece, 20-23 March 2018)

The distribution of these funds is foreseen as follows:

Grants (up to 2500 euros in total) for support of European young scientists wishing to attend the next 8th European Coastal Lagoons Symposium, and to present a poster or an oral presentation. Where the grant does not cover the full costs, it can be used as co-financing. Individual grants will cover the registration fee, including the lunch during the symposium days and the symposium dinner.

Furthermore, there will be grants (up to 2500 euros in total) for young scientists from North Africa to attend the Conference. Where the grant does not cover the full costs, it can be used as co-financing.

Additionally, there will be awarded grants (up to 2500 euros in total) to Early Career Researchers attending the Symposium who the scientific committee feel have made a significant contribution to the understanding of lagoon ecosystems. The object of these grants is to allow the students to attend a training course or participate in a research project in a laboratory other than where he or she is studying. Where the grant does not cover the full costs, it can be used as co-financing. The successful students will provide written reports of their experience to the Science Committee and they should be presented in the 9th EuroLag conference.

In order to choose the students for the Awards a small EuroLag Science Committee will be created including Prof. Alice Newton (Universidade do Algarve) and Prof. Pierluigi Viaroli (Università Degli Studi di Parma), Prof. Maria Snousi (University Mohammed V, Morocco) and two members of the organizing committee of 8th Eurolag.

Application should be submitted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the same time as the abstract submission using the Murray Foundation forms that are attached below and indicating the type of fellowship requested. A breakdown of costs (travel, accommodation) should be also included.


Application form Murray Foundation for Grant 8Eurolag

Application form Murray Foundation Support Letter 8Eurolag