Society Awards

Lounsbery Workshop Award 2019
Deadline:1st June 2019
The Lounsbery Workshop Award is an annual Society award towards the costs of organising a focussed workshop related to a particular field of deep-sea biology, or related to a cross-cutting issue, in particular training-focussed such as science communication, policy, taxonomy, ‘big-data’ analysis and analytical methods. It is expected that these workshops would be held over 3-4 days involving 10-30 scientists, with the funds being available for any costs associated with the workshop (e.g travel for senior or junior researchers, catering) but excluding institutional meeting room hire and salary costs. The lead applicant (PI) of the application should be a member of the society (not required for the workshop attendees). Applications are encouraged that include a large training component particularly in new techniques or methods. Partnerships with training organisations or companies are welcomed, especially if cost-sharing is well demonstrated. The scheme provides up to £8000 towards the costs of the workshop, and successful applicants will be expected to write a short report of the workshop in the open-access flexible journal Research Ideas and Outcomes or an open access journal of your choice, as agreed with the Society, (the society will make a contribution to the OA fee).  In addition, you must provide an ongoing social media feed, which must include twitter and or other relevant social media platforms during the workshop with links and credit to the Society. Application here.

Lounsbery Workshop Award 2019 – Terms and Conditions, and additional notes

  1. Lead applicant (PI) must be a member of the Society
  2. Applicants should provide a cost-breakdown of the proposed workshop including any potential co-funding to support their application. Contributions in-kind from training partners are particularly welcome. The Open-Access fee for Research Ideas and Outcomes (or another appropriate open access journal) workshop report will be covered by the Society up to value of £500.
  3. The maximum amount that any Principal Investigator (PI) can be allocated in this funding round is £8000.
  4. Workshop must take place within one year of receipt of funds.
  5. The PI should hold either a permanent position at a research or academic institution or a fixed-term contract at the time that the workshop/meeting will take place. The PI should have access to suitable meeting spaces.
  6. Salary costs and meeting room hire costs (with exception of AV and catering support) are not eligible to be covered.
  7. Applications will be ranked by the Society Trustees on the basis of the scientific quality of the workshop, the quality of the training components of the workshop and the degree of co-funding or in-kind contributions received from partners.
  8. Trustees of the Society are not permitted to be the lead applicants, but trustees and members of their research labs are permitted to take part in and receive support from the applications. Where a Trustee or members of a Trustee’s research lab are linked to a potential application, the relevant Trustee will be omitted from the ranking discussion with regard that application.
  9. Awards will be announced by the end of June 2019 and payments made via bank transfer 70% to be provided prior to the workshop and 30% to be transferred on completion of the workshop provided the terms and conditions have been met.
  10. Payments will be made to institutions or, at the discretion of the Trustees, to individuals where a reasonable financial plan is in place to ensure the delivery of the workshop. No overhead costs are allowed to be included on applications.

‘Dive Deeper’ Research Bursaries
Deadline: 1st May 2019
The Dive Deeper research bursary scheme is designed to support the professional development of deep-sea biology researchers who do not currently have permanent employment. The scheme provides up to £1000 towards activities that can enhance the career prospects of researchers, but does not provide direct salary support. The bursaries can be used for research-related activities that include, but are not limited to, collaborative travel visits, training, oceanographic cruise participation and laboratory work. The bursaries are open to any members of the Society that are without permanent employment, and include PhD candidates who have submitted their PhD and post-doctoral researchers, particularly those seeking further employment in deep-sea biology research. Application here.

Dive Deeper Research Bursaries 2019 – Terms and Conditions, and additional notes

  1. Applications are only open to members of the Society without permanent employment.
  2. Applicants should provide a cost-breakdown of the proposed activities including any potential co-funding to support their application.
  3. The maximum amount that any individual can be allocated in a funding round is £1000.
  4. Projects must be completed within one year of award of funds.
  5. Applications are not permitted from permanent researchers. Researchers holding fixed-term contracts (e.g post-docs or research assistants) must provide evidence of how the bursary will further their professional development and career prospects, priority will be given to those near the end of their contracts.
  6. PhD candidates who have submitted their thesis or dissertation are eligible.
  7. Salary costs are not eligible to be covered.
  8. Applications will be ranked by the Society Trustees on the basis of the scientific quality of the activity and the ability of the activity to support the professional development of the candidate.
  9. Trustees of the Society are not permitted to apply for the bursaries, but members of their research labs are permitted. Where members of a Trustee’s research lab is an applicant, the relevant Trustee will be omitted from the ranking discussion with regard to that application.
  10. Awards will be announced by the end of May 2019 and payments made via bank transfer.
  11. Applicants should provide:
    1. Evidence of recent active research, and evidence or statement of employment status.
    2. Description of the proposed activity including costs and potential co-funding.
    3. A clear statement on how the proposed activity will further their professional development in deep-sea biology research
    4. A short statement from 1 referee in support of the application

 

Deep-Sea Biology Society Paper of the Year
Deadline: Nominations to be received by 1 July 2019
This year the Society is awarding the ‘Paper of the Year’ award, which will be awarded to an outstanding paper published in the period leading up to the 7thInternational Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals and AGM of the Society. The prize will be one-year free membership of the Society and a £100 cash prize. Please email nominations to Rachel Jeffreys: Rachel.jeffreys@liverpool.ac.uk

Paper of the Year  – Terms and Conditions

  1. Nominations may be provided from any member of the society. The recipient (author of the paper) does not need to be a member of the society to receive the award. Papers led by Trustees of the society are not eligible. Papers co-authored by Trustees of the society are eligible. The relevant Trustee will not be present during the ranking discussion.
  2. Publication (in print/citation) date must be between 01 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.
  3. Announcement/presentation of the award will be made by the Society at the Annual General Meeting of the Society at the 7thInternational Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals (ISDSC), Cartagena, Colombia, 29 July – 02 August 2019.

 

Travel Awards: 7thInternational Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals (ISDSC)

Cartagena, Colombia, 29 July – 02 August 2019
Deadline: 01 April 2019
The Society would like to invite applications for awards towards travel to the 7th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals (ISDSC), in Colombia. These awards are open to any members of the society and can be used towards any costs associated with attendance and presentation (oral or poster) at the symposium. The maximum amount that can be requested is £750. Awards will be based on both the quality of the abstract and evidence of financial need. Successful applicants will be required to write a short blog post, report or video blog for the Society website about their experience at the Symposium. Full terms and conditions below. Application form here.

Society Travel Awards 2019 – Terms and Conditions

  1. Applications are only open to members of the Society for the 7thISDSC in Colombia.
  2. Applicants should provide a cost breakdown of the proposed travel including total costs, costs requested from the society, and possibility of co-funding where required.
  3. The maximum amount that any individual can be allocated in any one funding round is £750.
  4. Applications will be ranked by the Society Trustees based on the scientific quality of the abstract and evidence of financial need, for example students/early-career researchers, early-career researchers between positions and researchers from developing nations.
  5. Trustees of the Society are not permitted to apply for awards, but members of their research labs are permitted. Where members of a Trustee’s research lab is an applicant, the relevant Trustee will be omitted from the ranking discussion with regard that application.
  6. Awards will be announced by the end of April 2019 and payments made via bank transfer on receipt of bank details.
  7. If for some reason you are subsequently unable to attend the meeting you are required to return the award to the Society.

Prize for best student Talk and Poster: 7th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals (ISDSC), Colombia.

No Deadline
The Society will award one-year free membership of the DSBSoc and a cash prize to the best student and best early-career oral and poster talks at the ISDSC7. Runners up in each category will also receive prizes.

Society student Talk and Poster Prize DSBS – Terms and Conditions

  1. The Prizes are open to any registered student or early-career individual presenting at the ISDSC7. Early-Career is defined as post-PhD, but pre-tenure, or equivalent permanent position. Prizes will be awarded for best student and early-career Talks and Posters. Similarly highly commended prizes will be awarded to the runner ups for the best talks and best posters. Awards are given at the discretion of the conference’s organising committee.
  2. Desire to be considered for these prizes must be indicated during abstract submission in the conference website.
  3. Presentation will be made by a trustee of the Deep-Sea Biology Society at the ISDSC7.

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