About the grant:

Those people who are interested in Marine Biology in Hungary have very little support to start their career or to get connected to international experts in person. Dr. Csilla Ari has established the Lukacs Ari Marine Biology Award in dedication to the memory of her Dad, who was her biggest supporter and provided the most encouragement to pursue her goals in Marine Biology and who passed away in 2015. Starting in 2016, a 200.000Ft Encouragement Grant and a 80.000Ft Momentum Grant will be awarded each year to those young Hungarians who wish to pursue a career in Marine Biology while building the foundation to spread the science and the importance of marine biology in Hungary.

The goal of the grant:

The Lukacs Ari Marine Biology Award was created to support Marine Biology education in Hungary and to assist Marine Biology research projects that require developing long term international collaborations. The larger grant is intended to help attend and present at scientific conferences, get involved in international Marine Biology projects, build collaborations, and conduct independent Marine Biology research projects. The smaller grant will mainly support projects that will be conducted in Hungary in order to help organize conferences, symposiums, invite international speakers, etc. The grant will be awarded to those who will demonstrate his/her ability to conduct independent research, conservation, and outreach with the goal to increase accessibility of Marine Biology in Hungary. These grants do not cover salary.

Who is eligible:

Students and early career scientists (before Ph.D.) of Hungarian nationality who wish to pursue a long-term career in Marine Biology are eligible.

How to apply:

In the Application, describe your 1) proposed project, 2) goal, 3) methods, 4) budget, 5) expected outcome, 6) how the proposed project will impact your personal career development, 7) how the proposed project will help establish Marine Biology education and research in Hungary, 8) international collaborators and their contact information (if applicable). Applicants are encouraged to work together with a mentor who is willing to assist them during their project. The Application must be a minimum of 2 pages and a maximum of 4 pages, single-spaced with 12-point font in MS Word format. The Applicant’s curriculum vitae and two recommendation letters should also be submitted. The Application and CV must be written in English; otherwise, the Application will not be considered. Applicants can apply for multiple grants. Please, send your Application documents to this email address: marine_nsza@hotmail.com by April 10th, 2016. Any questions regarding the applications should be sent to: csari2000@yahoo.com


First round deadline: April 10th, 2016. First round finalists will be announced by the middle of May 2016 and those finalists will be invited for a second round personal interview in Budapest around the end of May 2016. Award finalists will be announced at the beginning of June 2016. 

Lukacs Ari Marine Biology Award

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