Description: The Council of the International Society for Diatom Research (ISDR) is announcing a grant program for Early Career Researchers (ECRs). The aim of the program is to support ECRs to undertake original projects focusing on diatoms, across all disciplines. The program will provide funding opportunities to facilitate collaboration and networking. We anticipate that a call for applications will be made each year for the next three years (2023-2025). There are two types of ECR funding opportunities that will be described and discussed in the presentation.

Type I: Starter Grant – Luc Ector Bursary. This grant is named in memory of Luc Ector who was prominent and prolific diatomist known for his generosity and concern for young diatomists. The program will award Individual grants to students to accomplish research objectives that are not part of their funded program. Three awards will be given each year of £2,000 (approximately $2571. US).

    Type II: Networking Grant. This grant will fund a collaborative project, involving at least 3 Early Career Researchers. The aim of the grant is to promote collaboration and multidisciplinary research among ECRs. One award will be given each year of £4,000 (approximately $5142. US).

      Target Audience: Students (Master's and PhD level) and Early Career Diatomists (within 8 years of the award of their PhD or MSc) who are members of the International Society for Diatom Research, or soon-to-be members of ISDR!

      For more information, contact:
      Rosa Trobajo
      Andrea Burfeid-Castellanos
      Sarah Spaulding