EMBRC Italy partner Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (SZN) has issued a call to support Ukrainian scientists affected by the war in Ukraine.

About SZN

The Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (SZN), National Institute of Marine Biology, Ecology and Biotechnology, is the oldest research institution in Italy (founded in 1872) and was the first marine research institution not belonging to a university. SZN hosts one of the oldest active aquariums in the world, and has inaugurated the new Darwin-Dohrn Museum on evolution of marine life. Its core mission is to understand marine biological systems and  evolution of marine life to improve the eco-sustainable use of marine resources. SZN has the largest Sea Turtles Research Centre of the Mediterranean Sea in Portici. The territorial seats of the SZN span from the Campania region (Naples and Ischia) to Sicily (Palermo and Messina) and Calabria (Amendolara), Marche (Fano Marine Centre), Liguria (Genoa) and Rome. SZN is organised in five Departments (1. Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms; 2. Integrative Marine Ecology; 3. Marine Animal Conservation and Public Engagement; 4. Eco-sustainable Marine Biotechnology; 5. Research Infrastructures for Marine Biological Resources).

Call for Ukrainian scientists

To respond to the international crisis in Ukraine, and in alignment with the indications provided by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, SZN is opening a call to support the Ukrainian scientific community, providing hospitality to students and researchers by means of visiting grants. The visiting grants will enable the Ukrainian scientists and PhD students to continue their research in our structures and laboratories, using the equipment and facilities available to our researchers.

The attached call contains the information requested and the instructions for the submission of the Application (see Annex 1).

Visiting researchers and students are assigned a visiting grant ranging from €20.000 to € 30.000 (calculated on an annual basis) depending on the scientific profile, location of the laboratories and scientific activity planned. The visiting grants are provided for a duration spanning from 1 to 12 months and are corresponded on monthly basis. Visiting scientists can also apply for reimbursement of their travel expenses. For visits of less than a month, the visiting researchers can apply for travel, food and accommodation costs, according to the internal regulation of Stazione Zoologica. The scientists accepted at the Stazione Zoologica will be required to provide at least one seminar on their scientific activities to promote the internal collaborations.

Applications will require: a) a declaration of status of war refugee; b) personal information; c) Scientific expertise. The present call will remain open till the end of the present emergency.

The Applicants need to send Attachment 1 and all the required documents to stazione.zoologica@szn.it and presidenza@szn.it

For further information, please feel free to contact the Stazione Zoologica international office at: 0039 08133306.

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