Calls - CEMarin

The calls offered by the Corporation Center for Excellence in Marine Sciences – CEMarin are aimed at Ph.D. students who meet the requirements established by the Scientific Committee in 2015. These requirements are summarize in the permanently open Call No. 3.

Current Calls

CALL No. 12: Financial support for doctoral thesis projects in marine sciences and related topics

CEMarin informs the opening of the Call No. 12 of 2018 to offer financial support to CEMarin Early Stage Researchers for their doctoral thesis projects in marine sciences and related topics.

Check the terms of reference by clicking here.

CALL No. 13: Seed Grants

CEMarin informs the opening of the Call No. 13 of 2018 to support CEMarin researchers in preparing a collaborative grant proposal in an emerging field of marine sciences.

Check the terms of reference by clicking here.

CALL No. 3: CEMarin Early Stage Researchers (ESR)

The Category CEMarin Early Stage Researchers (ESR), defined by the Scientific Committee of the Corporation, allows doctoral students who meet the requirements established in Call No. 3 to become official members of  CEMarin, giving them the opportunity to share their research projects with other marine sciences students and researchers. Likewise it allows them to participate in other CEMarin calls and be eligible to financial support for courses, workshops and scholarships.

Within the framework of this call, permanently open since September 10th, 2015, twenty six (26) students have been selected as CEMarin ESR.

Fill the application form  here

Results of the Call No. 3

This call has several cuts in the year. Its results are available by clicking here

FAQ

How can I being part of the CEMarin Early Stage Researchers?

In order to become a CEMarin ESR the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  1. To be a regular student in a Ph.D. program.
  2. The Advisor and/or Co-Advisor of the thesis project must be a CEMarin Researcher.
  3. The Advisor and Co-Advisor of the thesis project must belong to institutions of different countries.
  4. The thesis project should be related to the research topics of the CEMarin Corporation.
  5. The candidate should demonstrate English proficiency at least Level 1, B1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), or the equivalent in the TOEFL examination (500 score or more if the exam is presented in a written manner, 173 or more if the exam has been presented by computer or 61 or more if the exam has been presented by Internet) or minimum 5.0 in the IELTS exam.

If you are interested in becoming an official member of CEMarin with the status of a CEMarin Early Stage Researcher and enjoy its benefits, you should:

  1. Fill the application form that found here
  2. Send an e-mail to info@cemarin.org attaching the required documentation in the application form.

The information will be assessed by the Corporation and if you are accepted you will be notified by e-mail. Once approved, the ESR may participate in future CEMarin calls.

For more information, e-mail your questions to info@cemarin.org or call us to (571) 300 2715.

Who are the CEMarin Researchers?

The CEMarin Researchers are professors and/or leaders of research groups of the founding institutions of the Corporation that have expressed their interest in actively contributing to CEMarin.

Consult the list of CEMarin Researchers by clicking here

What can I do if my advisor or thesis co-advisor is not a CEMarin Researcher, but is member of the founding institutions?

If you meet all the requirements, but your advisor or thesis co-advisor is not a CEMarin Researcher, the director must write to the representative of the CEMarin Scientific Committee of the institution to which he or she belongs requesting to become a CEMarin Researcher. The representative of the Corporation CEMarin Scientific Committee will inform the director the benefits and commitments that are acquired by being a CEMarin researcher and will send the request to the Scientific Committee to make a decision on the matter.

What can I do if my advisor or thesis co-advisor is not a CEMarin Researcher and neither is member of the founding institutions?

If you meet all the requirements, but your advisor or thesis co-advisor is not a CEMarin Researcher and is not member of the founding institutions of the Corporation either, the director must request the Scientific Committee of the Corporation to grant him or her the category of CEMarin Associate Investigator. The Committee will study the petition and make a decision on it.

Who are the CEMarin Associate Researchers?

The CEMarin Associate Researchers are professors and / or leaders of Research Groups of non-founding institutions of the Corporation that have expressed their interest in actively contributing to CEMarin.

Former Calls

During the past three (3) years, within the framework of its calls, CEMarin has provided financial and administrative support to about thirty (30) doctoral students through different doctoral fellowships, thesis co-direction between Colombian and German scientists; internships at partner institutions; funding of thesis projects; and the organization of basic field courses, specialized advanced courses, and workshops and seminars taught in Colombia and Germany.

In the following table you will find information regarding the CEMarin calls since 2015.

If you want to know more about the students that have been supported by CEMarin, you can do so by entering here

In recent years, we have benefitted around fifty (50) students through doctoral fellowships, thesis co-direction between Colombian and German scientists, internships at partner institutions in both countries, funding of thesis projects, and organization of basic field courses, specialized advanced courses, workshops and seminars taught in Colombia and Germany.

These benefits are granted to the participants of Call for Applications 2 for Early Stage researchers of CEMarin, which allows them to obtain this status defined by our Scientific Committee for enrollment and access to financial support. This call for applications opened on September 10th, 2015, and remains open with different deadlines during the year, so that doctoral students who meet the established requirements can form part of our corporation in this category.

Another type of call for applications allows them to obtain support from CEMarin to fund new research projects. We had the support of assessors specialized in the projects’ different topics and the approval of the Scientific Committee’s assessments. This also gives CEMarin Early Stage Researchers the benefit of participating in workshops and conferences of a high academic standard.

Projects that CEMarin has funded:

  • Sustainability drivers for the artisanal fisheries of the Colombian Pacific Coast
  • Pilot treatment for inactivation on port of alien species from ballast
  • Factors that regulate reproductive success in the invasion process of a marine fish in tropical environments
  • Assessment of marine grass as carbon reservoirs: a case study in the Colombian Caribbean
  • Testing the incipient ecological speciation in the Caribbean octocoral Antillogorgia bipinnata (Cnidaria: Octocorallia): an integrative approach
  • Calcification rates & development in octocorals from the genus Pterogorgia guadalupensis under ocean acidification conditions
  • The impact of ocean warming and ocean acidification on coral associated bacteria and their interaction with the coral host
  • Reef-building Vermetidae in the Caribbean
  • Evaluation of the population status of two native sea cucumbers in the Colombian Caribbean and laboratory trials for reproduction and culture
  • Compared phylogeography of marine organisms with ample and limited vagility in the south Caribbean
  • Analysis of gene co-expression associated with imposex induced by exposure to organotin compounds
  • Population dynamics and structure of shallow water shrimp (Farfantepenaeus notialis) in the Colombian Caribbean for management and conservation
  • Molecular characterization of epiphytic bacteria of Ulva lactuca and search for enzymes with biotechnological potential
  • Ecological diversification and phylogenomics of Caribbean octocoral genus eunicea
  • Geomorphological recent evolution of Buenaventura ́s bay: natural dynamic and anthropogenic influences
  • Metagenome and transcriptome assembling of the hermatypic coral Porites rus: a holobiont approach under a climate change scenario
  • Prediction and seasonality of potential fishing areas for common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) and tuna (Scombridae family)

Calls

CEMarin CALL N.12 OF 2018

CEMarin informs the opening of the Call No. 12 of 2018 to offer financial support to CEMarin Early Stage Researchers for their doctoral thesis projects in marine sciences and related topics. Check the terms of reference by clicking here.
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CEMarin CALL N.13 OF 2018

CEMarin informs the opening of the Call No. 13 of 2018 to support CEMarin researchers in preparing a collaborative grant proposal in an emerging field of marine sciences. Check the terms of reference by clicking here.
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Call No 11 – Scientific projects manager

Call No. 11 of 2017, Addendum No. 1 December  1th of 2017 In compliance with principles of equality and transparency CEMarin modifies the terms of the call No. 11 regarding to the deadline for applications and the publication of results, as follows: DEADLINE December 15th of 2017 PUBLICATION OF RESULTS ...
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CEMarin Early Stage Researchers (Call for Applications 3)

In recent years, we have benefitted around 50 students through doctoral fellowships, thesis co-direction between Colombian and German scientists, internships at partner institutions in both countries, funding of thesis projects, and organization of basic field courses, specialized advanced courses, workshops and seminars taught in Colombia and Germany. These benefits are ...
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