OERA Student Research Travel Program

The objective of the OERA Student Research Travel Program is to cultivate collaborations between Nova Scotia student researchers and international research facilities or laboratories that will contribute to advancing the offshore energy sector here in Nova Scotia and in building research capacity for the province.

The program is open to full-time senior honours and graduate students* attending a Nova Scotia university or the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), whom are conducting research in marine renewables, marine geosciences or seismic & marine sound.  *Funding for post-doctoral fellows may be considered on a case by case basis.

The program has been designed to support student travel to/from relevant field schools, relevant courses and other learning opportunities as approved by OERA management. Workshops, conferences and other types of meetings are not eligible under this program.

Interested applicants must complete a ‘Student Research Travel Program Application Form.  OERA will consider applications to a maximum amount of CAD $5,000 (inclusive of applicable taxes) per student per fiscal year.  Applications will be reviewed by OERA Management with a decision made and communicated within five (5) days after the deadline.  Please ensure you have read and understand the Student Research Travel Program Guidelines prior to applying.

Application due dates:  Two calls will take place annually; one for travel taking place between November 1 – February 28 (applications due last business day in October) and the other for travel taking place between March 1 – October 31 (application due last business day of February).

Please note, OERA will not consider applications for travel excursions that have already occurred.

Deadline for Application:  October 31, 2016 

Please contact Nalani Perry, Operations Manager for more information.