[Coral-List] Call For Projects - Institute for Pacific Coral Reefs

Thierry LISON DE LOMA thierry.lison at mail.pf
Thu Sep 22 13:58:44 EDT 2011

Dear listers,

the Institute for Pacific Coral Reefs (IRCP) based in Moorea (www.ircp.pf), French Polynesia, is pleased to announce the 2011 call for projects for research grants for young PhD and/or Postdoc students (or degrees of similar level). Fields of study range from biological to human sciences, but all projects have to relate to coral reefs of French Polynesia. 

For last year's call for project, 4 young scientists were selected, with research subjects ranging from fish larvae physiology to coral nutrition, to coral reefs vulnerability mapping. We  hope that this year's CFP will be as successful as last year's, and particularly encourage young scientists from the Pacific region to submit an application.

Grants descriptions are available at:


Please feel free to pass this information on to colleagues, or connected lists with similar topics/interests.

Best regards,


In the context of a Donation funding from Robert WAN - Tahiti Perles group benefiting the Institute for Pacific Coral Reefs (IRCP), four grants are available to young scientists (< 35 yrs) of French nationality or foreigners for scientific projects to be part of PhD, Postdoc or degrees of similar levels. Research projects will deal with coral reefs or lagoons of French Polynesia.
Four candidates will be selected in December 2011, by an IRCP scientific committee. Two candidates will be chosen by this committee while the two remaining candidates will be chosen by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) from a preselection list established by the IRCP. One of the candidates, at least, will be a South Pacific Island States national, in order to promote training for scientific research in these countries.
Grants of 4500 € (euros) will cover travel expenses to and from French Polynesia, accommodation and research costs.
Selection results will be notified before January 30th 2012. Selected candidates will perform their respective projects in no more than 12 months, following the grant notification. A preliminary report will be written in the month following the end of field work. A final report, including at least one publication project in a peer reviewed scientific journal of good standard, will be provided by the successful candidate in the following year. The grant will be mentioned in reports and publications under the name ‘IRCP – Tahiti Perles’.
Successful candidates will have their names and corresponding research projects communicated to the media. Research field work will also be covered by the media, when in French Polynesia.
The EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes - mother administration of the IRCP) and Tahiti Perles will also seek media coverage in the context of the attributed grants, in French Polynesia, France or any other foreign country.
Applications will include a CV (3 pages max), a research project (5 pages max), a financial appendix (including estimated expenses - 1 page max).
Please send applications prior to November 30th to: admin at ircp.pf

Thierry Lison de Loma, PhD

Directeur adjoint / Associate Director
IRCP (Institut des Récifs Coralliens du Pacifique / Institute for Pacific Coral Reefs)

CRIOBE (Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement) - USR 3278 CNRS-EPHE

BP 1013 PAPETOAI 98729
Ph: (+689) 561345 / 737002 (Cell)

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