Canada: OERA Student Research Travel Program Now Open
Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) announces that the Student Research Travel Program is now open for its September 2013 round of applications. The program is available to full-time senior honours & graduate students conducting thesis research at a Nova Scotia based university and undertaking research in marine renewable energy or geosciences.
The objective of the program is aimed at cultivating collaborations between Nova Scotia researchers and Canadian and international research facilities or laboratories which contribute to the advancement of the offshore energy sector in Nova Scotia.
The first round of applications from January 2013 saw students attend various universities including the University of Helsinki, University of West Indies, University of Edinburgh and the University of Tasmania. Students were awarded travel funds ranging from $2,000 to $3,700 each, to support student research projects related to tidal marine energy and offshore petroleum/geoscience research.
Commenting on the success of the student travel program, Stephen Dempsey, Executive Director of OERA, said:
“We are extremely impressed by the quality of the student applications this year. The winning students demonstrate exceptional vision and skill as they research complex project areas. Many of this year’s winners told us that entering the OERA Student Travel Program has validated their ambitions as they look to develop a career that uses their abilities to benefit Nova Scotia’s sustainable energy resources. OERA believes industry has a responsibility to nurture new talent as the economy relies on new ideas to thrive. To stay competitive in the global marketplace, the best way to do that is to support our finest young minds. Their ideas will become the award winning work of the future.”
Press release, July 18, 2013; Image: infogreenglobal