MEOPAR – Tracer Release Experiment (TReX) Award – Application
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Memorial Deadline: No RGCS review required
External Deadline: Wednesday 12th, May 2021
MEOPAR is excited to announce an additional funding opportunity with the Tracer Release Experiment (TReX).
Responding to emergencies, managing coastal environments sustainably, predicting the impacts of human activity and climate change on marine ecosystems, and ensuring safety and well-being of coastal communities require having timely access to appropriate information about the state of the ocean and its evolution. This information must be properly used, understood, and communicated among individuals at various organizations involved in response management. The overarching objective of the RQM-MEOPAR Tracer Release Experiment (TReX) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is to develop and demonstrate Canadian capacity for the forecasting of contaminant dispersal and biogeochemical transformation in coastal marine environments. This is linked, explicitly, to a response component involving coastal communities and government agencies responsible for responding to accidental releases of contaminants. The study is designed to act as a research aggregator, drawing together modelling, observational, and response research teams from across Canada, and from government and academia.
TReX is designed to act as a research aggregator, drawing together modelling, observational and response research teams from government and academia across Canada. The new TReX Postdoc Awards aim to attract and support postdoctoral fellows to participate in the project, providing funding ($25,000) over a six-month period while they are carrying on research activities on the TReX project and must result in the submission of at least one publication.
To be eligible, postdoctoral fellow applicants must:
- * Participate full‐time in their respective program at a Canadian post-secondary institution that is eligible for Tri-Council funding
- * Engage in research aligned with the TReX Project
- * Demonstrate support from their supervisor for their proposed work on the TReX project
- * Be supervised by a researcher from any NSERC eligible institution outside of Québec and “co-advised” by a researcher (e.g. university, government, etc.) in Québec who is participating/collaborating on the TReX project OR be supervised by a researcher from any NSERC eligible institution in Québec and “co-advised” by a researcher (e.g. university, government, etc.) outside of Québec who is participating/collaborating on the TReX project.
Because the purpose of these awards is to bring new postdoctoral fellows into the network, PDFs who are currently supported financially from a MEOPAR research project are ineligible to apply to this opportunity.
Interested in more details? Click here. The deadline for applications is May 12, 2021.