Small Grant Rounds

Click on the links below to download reports from successful and completed MASTS Small Grants Scheme awards.
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
  • MBFSG52: Fragile Cold-Water Coral Reefs: 3D Analysis of Lophelia pertusa’s Aragonite Crystal Structure (Kelsay Barnhill, Edinburgh University)
  • MBFSG53: Investigating the Carbon Storage of Marine Sediments in the Moray Firth Region (Kirsty Black, University of St Andrews)
  • MBFSG55: Tracing the source: Terrestrial carbon in marine sediments off the east coast of Scotland (Corallie Hunt, University of St Andrews)
  • MBFSG56: Blue Carbon Sources in Scottish Maerl Beds (Kelly James, Glasgow University)
  • MBFSG59: Investigating geochemical indicators of past coral bleaching on the Belizean Mesoamerican Barrier Reef (Sophie Plant, Glasgow University)

2020

MASTS Coastal Forum Small Grant Round June 2020
  • CSG1: Do organic contaminants influence the formation of calcium carbonate structures in simulated biological environments? (Nicola Allison, St Andrews University)
  • CSG3: 360 Survey of the coastal environment (Miguel Barbosa, University of St Andrews)
  • CSG4: Inclusion of oxygen measurements in survey of greenhouse gas emissions from the human-impacted Clyde estuary: a potential CH4 and N20 source (Alison Brown, University of Glasgow)
  • CSG6: Effects of electromagnetic fields from renewable energy subsea power cables on post disturbance recovery of coastal invertebrates (Erica Chapman, St Abbs Marine Station)
  • CSG12: Effects of climate change on biomarker responses in coastal species (Mytilus sp.) (Glenn Jessen, Heriot Watt University)
  • CSG19: Maerl, horse mussel and/or seagrass 3m core sample analysis – blue carbon audit of Orkney (Jack Sheehy, Heriot Watt University)
  • CSG20: Investigating the spawning period of a Priority Marine Feature (flame shells) using ferry plankton samplers (Danielle Sloan, University of Aberdeen)
  • CSG22: Expansion and upgrade of the internationally important long-term Scottish Coastal Observatory monitoring network (Helen Smith, Marine Scotland Science)
MASTS Marine Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grant Round March 2020
  • MBFSG41: MASTS Biogeochemistry at Reef Conservation UK 2020 (Seb Hennige, Edinburgh University)
  • MBFSG44: Quantifying North Atlantic Current carbon transport (Clare Johnson, SAMS)
  • MBFSG46: Quantifying real-time inorganic carbon production through respiration and calcification by Ostrea edulis (Hannah Lee, Heriot Watt University)
  • MBFSG48: Maerl, horse mussel and/or seagrass 3m core sample analysis – blue carbon audit of Orkney (Jack Sheehy, Heriot Watt University)

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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