Short notice! Schander Memorial Fund – Deadline, May 31!

About the Schander Memorial Fund
The main focus of the fund lies in encouraging scientific cooperation in marine biology by providing financial support for fieldwork (collecting of material for taxonomic and/or biodiversity work) and taxonomic studies in museum collections. 
Visiting marine taxonomists and systematists can apply for funding for travel and accommodation in connection to short term visits at the Marine Biological Station in Espegrend and at the University Museum of Bergen Norway. Likewise, Master and PhD students in marine biology at University of Bergen can apply for support for short-term projects in cooperation with other institutions or support for conference participation where they will present their own results. Projects including fieldwork or work in scientific collections will be prioritized.
Selection will be done by the five member funding board of national and international scientists and family members. Announcements and deadlines are given below.
Next application deadline: May 31, 2015
In 2015, three grants will be funded, with a fixed rate of 10 000 NOK, each.
To apply for a grant, please send your application to:
Prof. Karin Pittman ( subject: Schander fund
Please include a letter of intent, describing the purpose of your stay in Bergen or trip to other institutions, and a short CV. Students should include a letter of support from their supervisor. Applications will be evaluated shortly after the submission deadline and successful candidates will be informed in early June.
Karin Pittman
Fisheries Ecology and Aquaculture Research Group
Dept. of Biology
Thormøhlensgate 53B
PB 7803
University of Bergen
N-5006 Bergen

Gothenburg University and ForBio PhD-course: ”Marine invertebrate taxonomy and systematics”

Dear all PhD-students,
Remember to apply (last day 30 June) for the 2 week PhD-course in the shift of Sept-Oct 2014 focusing on taxonomy and systematics of marine invertebrates with lectures given by experts in the field. See for more information. Remember since ForBio is supporting this course, travel and boarding will be reimbursed (!!! It also means it is open for PhD-students from all Nordic countries to apply (however, students from outside the Nordic countries can not be reimbursed) –
Enjoy the weather right now!