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Funding available for research projects on accidental spills of oil and cargo in the marine environment – ITOPF

We are pleased to announce the 2025 ITOPF R&D Award and invite you to respond to our 2024 call for tenders.

The ITOPF R&D Award provides financial support for projects aimed at enhancing our knowledge and understanding of issues related to accidental marine pollution from ships.

Up to £60,000 is available for short-term projects (1-2 years) and up to £40,000 for PhD projects, plus a student stipend and university fees.

This initiative aims to encourage and facilitate organisations worldwide to develop ideas that can potentially offer solutions to some of the challenges faced by the spill response community.

For more information on the 2025 ITOPF R&D Award, please d visit our website at: ITOPF R&D Award.

Key Dates:

  • Application Process: Open from 2nd September 2024 to 30th November 2024
  • Award Announcement: April 2025

By way of background, ITOPF is recognised and respected globally as a source of objective technical expertise in the area of accidental spills of oil, chemicals, and other cargoes and substances in the marine environment. We operate on a not-for-profit basis, maintained by the world’s shipowners and their insurers, with a mission to promote effective spill response worldwide.

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