The Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary (EMB Bursary)
The EMB Bursary was established by IOI as a means of demonstrating both recognition to the host country of the IOI – Malta – for hosting the IOI Headquarters and providing facilities for staff and offices and also to achieve the establishment of a memorial to the founder of the IOI. Thus the EMB Bursary consists of a sum of Euros 3,500 (Euros three thousand five hundred), which may be used by the awardee in furthering her/his research in ocean related studies over the period of an academic year and is awarded to one successful applicant from students or staff of the University of Malta carrying out postgraduate studies in the field of marine sciences, ocean governance and/or maritime affairs. Applicants must be registered with the University of Malta Faculties of Science, Laws, or other Faculty, Institute or Centre where research in the relevant field is carried out. Registration on a programme at the University of Malta should be valid for the duration of the bursary.
The awardee shall use the Bursary to assist in furthering her/his studies/research in ocean/marine-related studies at the University of Malta.
Expected Outcomes: the EMB Bursary
Previous winners of the EMB Bursary since 2010 have worked on diverse research areas in geography, conservation genetics, maritime law and engineering within the scope of marine and maritime related studies at the University of Malta. Past work has focused on proposed stakeholder managed Marine Protected Areas in Malta; the collection of genetic data on the bluntnose sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus,with the aim of working on species preservation; the study of the concept of State of Disembarkation in the context of migration law and its links to principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; a study on renewable energy using ocean thermocline energy extraction; studies on the influence of tuna penning activities on macrofaunal assemblages; and studies on microplastics in Maltese waters (Central Mediterranean) and their impacts on selected marine species in compliance with the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) obligations.
2017-2018 EMB Bursary
The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is once again offering the Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary (EMB Bursary) consisting of a sum of Euros 3,500 which may be used in furthering research studies over the period of a year.
The 2017-2018 Bursary will be awarded to one person/research team carrying out postgraduate studies/research in ocean/marine/maritime related studies at the University of Malta. Staff or students are to be registered with the University of Malta where research in the relevant fields is carried out.
The EMB Bursary was established by the International Ocean Institute as a means of demonstrating recognition to the host country of the IOI – Malta – for hosting the IOI Headquarters and providing facilities for staff and offices. The Bursary also constitutes a further recognition and acknowledgement of the role of Prof. E. Mann Borgese, founder of IOI, and of her considerable achievements; the Bursary is financed through the IOI. Further information and application forms (available by clicking on the link below) may be obtained by emailing IOI Headquarters on ioihq(at)ioihq.org.mt and info(at)ioihq.org.mt. The application deadline is Friday 28th July 2017.
Information can also be found on the University of Malta website here.