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Small Grant Rounds

Small Grant Rounds

Click on the links below to download reports from successful and completed MASTS Small Grants Scheme awards.

MASTS Aquatic Stressors Forum Travel Grants 2024
  • ASSG33: International Conference for Aquatic Invasive Species 2024 in Halifax, Canada (Connor Wood, University West of Scotland)
  • ASSG35: Experimental Design & Data Analysis for Marine Sciences (10 days: 3-14 June) at the Tjärno Marine Laboratory of the University of Gothenburg (Kristina Beck, Edinburgh University)
  • ASSG39: 25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Perth, Australia, from 11th-15th November 2024 (Devonne Gardiner, University of Aberdeen)
  • ASSG40: Attend MASTS ASM, November 2024 (Jude Wilson, Heriot Watt University)
MASTS Marine Planning & Governance Forum bursary to attend the Sea Scotland conference in Stirling 3/4 June 2024
  • Julia Steel, Heriot Watt University
  • Anton Kuech, University of Aberdeen
 
MASTS Sponsorship of PGR attendance at the NoWPaS 2024 workshop

Hosted in Scotland in February/March, the 2024 International NoWPaS workshop, (European – formerly Nordic – Workshop of PhD and Post-Doctoral fellows working on anadromous salmonids) aims to build and maintain an international network of young scientists working on salmonids, such as Atlantic salmon and brown trout. Sharing the results of recent research can benefit the conservation of these iconic species and aid fisheries managers in their decision-making process. MASTS provided funding to support the travel costs of two individuals to attend this workshop. Each individual was supported with £200.

  • NoWPaS1 : Awarded to Lauren Chapman – University of Aberdeen
  • NoWPaS2: Awarded to Peter Betts – University of Essex
MASTS Aquatic Stressors Forum Travel Grants 2022
 
MASTS Emerging from Lock-down grants 2022

With awards of up to £5,000, we would like to congratulate the following recipients of the MASTS 2021 Emerging from Lockdown small grants round.

 

2021

Working Group Support Funds (June 2021)
  • Zoe Hutchison (University of St Andrews) – £500 to facilitate engagement with the ICES WG on Marine Benthal and Renewable Energy Developments (WGMBRED).
  • Beth Scott (University of Aberdeen) – £500 to facilitate engagement with the European Marine Board Working Group on Marine Renewable Energy.
  • Tania Mendo (University of St Andrews) – £500 to facilitate engagement with the ICES WG on Spatial Fisheries Data (WGSFD)
  • Marija Sciberras (Heriot Watt University) – £1000 to facilitate Chairing the ICES Working Group on Sea Fisheries Benthic Impact and Trade-offs (WGFBIT).
 
MASTS International Research Initiative Funds (June 2021)
 
MASTS Technology Small Grant Round April 2021
  • T1: Micro-Caster: a low cost winch for robotic kayaks (Phil Anderson, SAMS)
  • T2: Very-high-sensitivity light-intensity measurement in the deep sea (Andrew Brierley, University of St Andrews)
  • T3: A lab on a chip: Using nano-plasmonic tongues for building miniaturised ecosystem sensors (Greig Govenlock, University of St Andrews)
  • T4: Testing a potential low cost conductivity method for determining salinity (Mark James, University of St Andrews)
  • T5: Killer whale predation of seals in the coastal waters of Scotland: investigating the ecological drivers and consequences of an apex predator-prey interaction (Julia Sutherland, University of St Andrews)
 
MASTS Marine Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grant Round March 2021


2020

MASTS Coastal Forum Small Grant Round June 2020
 
MASTS Marine Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grant Round March 2020


2019

MASTS Marine Stressors Forum Small Grant Round June 2019
 
MASTS Oil & Gas Environmental Research Forum Small Grant Round April 2019
 
MASTS Numerical & Experimental Hydrodynamic Modelling Forum Small Grant Round April 2019

 

2018

Small Grants Round – December 2018
 
Marine Renewable Energy Forum INORE travel grants round – June 2018
 
OGER Forum small grants round – June 2018
Marine Biogeochemistry Forum small grants round – June 2018
  • MBFSG34: Understanding microbial oil-degradation processes in the deep sea using an in-situ stable isotope probing (SIP) pulse-chase experiment (Tony Gutierrez & Andrew Sweetman, Heriot Watt)
  • MBFSG36: Geochemical reconstructions of ocean acidification from coralline algae – insights from the Great Barrier Reef (Ellen Macdonald, Glasgow)
 
MASTS Sustainable Aquaculture Forum Student Bursary Grant Round March 2018


PHASE II

Small Grants Round – April 2018


2017

MASTS Oil & Gas Environmental Research Forum Small Grant Round June 2017
MASTS Marine Stressors Forum Small Grant Round June 2017
  • MSSG9: Benthic Ecosystem Response to Increasing Aquaculture Stress (Elena Lo Giudice Cappelli, St Andrews)
  • MSSG11: Ecotoxicology of sunscreen on tropical corals in a changing ocean (Alice Tagliati, Heriot Watt)
MASTS Marine Renewable Energy Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Marine Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Coastal Processes & Dynamics Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Sustainable Aquaculture Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Numerical Hydrodynamic Modelling Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Technology, Platforms & Sensors Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Deep Sea Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Marine Stressors Forum Small Grant Round March 2017
  • MSSG5: Balancing sub-lethal impacts of environmental stressors: enhanced survival in a multiple stressor world? (Jinhua Mao, Glasgow University)
  • MSSG6: Ecotoxicology of sunscreen on tropical corals in a changing ocean (Alice Tagliati, Heriot Watt University)
  • MSSG3: Effects of aquatic noise on the European sea urchin Echinus esculentus in different temperature contexts (Karen Diele, ENU)


2016

MASTS Numerical Hydrodynamic Modelling Forum Small Grant Round November 2016
MASTS Small Grants Round November 2016
MASTS Small Grants Round June 2016
MASTS Marine Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grants Round – May 2016


2015

Technology, Platforms & Sensors Forum Funding Round – October 2015
Coastal Process & Dynamics Form Grant Round – October 2015
Small Grants Funding Round – June 2015
Marine Planning & Governance Forum Small Grant Round – August 2015
Marine Energy Outreach Grant Round – August 2015
Fisheries Science Forum Grants to attend an ICES Working Group or Conference – August 2015
Technology, Platforms & Sensors Forum Funding Round – October 2014
Sustainable Aquaculture Forum Funding Round – March 2015
Fisheries Science Forum Student Funding Round – May 2015
Marine Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grant Round – May 2015
  • MBFSG3: Photochemical and microbial degradation of particulate terrigenous organic matter in intertidal sediments (Evina Gontikaki, Aberdeen)
  • MBFSG4: Investigation into the carbon biogeochemistry of Caribbean mesophotic coral reefs (Tamara Green, St Andrews)
  • MBFSG5: Investigating the effects of flow on the biogeochemistry of an Orkney maerl reef (Jen Loxton, UHI)
  • MBFSG8: Saltmarsh restoration and blue carbon subsidisation (Ben Taylor, St Andrews)


2014

Technology, Platforms & Sensors Forum Funding Round – October 2014
October 2014 Small Grant Funding Round
Coastal Zone Forum Student Grants – September 2014
Marine Biodiversity, Function & Services Theme Small Grant Round – September 2014
Deep Sea Forum Grant Round – September 2014
Marine Energy Forum Grant Round – September 2014
Dynamics and Properties of Marine Systems Grant Round – July 2014
May 2014 Funding Round
Deep Sea Forum Grant Round – March 2014
Marine Energy Forum Grant Round – March 2014
Marine Biodiversity Function and Services Theme Grant Round – March 2014


2013

November 2013 Funding Round
June 2013 Funding Round
Deep Sea Forum Small Grant Round – April 2013


2012

October 2012 Funding Round
June 2012 Funding Round


2011

November 2011 Funding Round
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