Calls and selection

For on-site access the call schedule is as below. Remote access can be applied for all year around.


Submission deadlines for Seasonal projects



Spring deadline

Autumn deadline

Project period



Opening of call




February 28

September 5

Local list done

March 1

October 1

USP meeting & selection

March 15

October 15

Feedback to applicants

April 1

November 1

Selection of users

On-site: The selection of on-site access projects is a two-step process with (i) local TA committees grouping the applications according to eligibility, feasibility, etc., and (ii) an ASSEMBLE User Selection Panel evaluating all proposals andmaking the selection, particularly with regard to scientific excellence of the project and competence of the main applicant. The User Selection Panel comprises four members of the ASSEMBLE Project Implementation Committee (PIC) and four external evaluators:

• Nancy Knowlton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
• Carsten Lüter, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. Manager in SYNTHESYS programme.
• Mari Moren, National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, Norway
• Billie Swalla, University of Washington, USA
• Mike Thorndyke (ASSEMBLE coordinator), University of Gothenburg, The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences - Kristineberg, Sweden
• Ian Probert, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
• Alternating ASSEMBLE member
• Alternating ASSEMBLE member

Remote: Remote access projects are firstly evaluated at the site applied to and secondly by the Remote Access Selection Committtee comprising two external and two internal (ASSEMBLE members involved in the remote access scheme) evaluators. We are aiming at an application process time of 3-4 weeks.

• Valeria Matranga, CNR - IBIM: Institute of Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology "A. Monroy", Italy
• Thomas Friedl, Albrecht-von-Haller-Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften, Göttingen University, Germany
• John Bishop, Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth UK
• Jenifer Croce, Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur Mer, France
• Luca Bergelloni, University of Padua, Italy
• Esther Lubzens, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
• Sam Dupont, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
• Gert Hansen, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark