The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Student Research Grants is open to postgraduate students studying problems and solutions in fisheries science and management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain.The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) runs an exciting and ambitious program, working with partners to transform the world’s seafood markets and promote sustainable fishing practices. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of environmental and fisheries science are able to further their studies through the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) scholarship research program.
This year, the MSC also welcomes applications from students researching best practice in sustainable seaweed harvesting and management. Direct linkage to a fishery certified or wishing to become certified by the MSC is not a requirement, although this is an additional point of interest for the MSC.
About Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Fisheries that wish to demonstrate they are well-managed and sustainable compared to the science-based MSC standard are assessed by a team of experts who are independent of both the fishery and the MSC. Seafood products can display the blue MSC ecolabel if that seafood can be traced back through the supply chain to a fishery that has been certified by the MSC.
Aim and Benefits of MSC Student Research Grants
- The program provides up to £5,000 per postgraduate student project for travel and other support.
Requirements for MSC Student Research Grants Qualification
- Have the objective of studying some aspect of environmental improvement, performance or best practice in fisheries and seafood product traceability and supply chain management. This may be a direct study of one particular fishery or a comparative study of fisheries problems or management. The project can be desk- or field-based.
- Direct linkage to a fishery certified or wishing to become certified by the MSC is not a requirement, although this is an additional point of interest for the MSC.
- The MSC also has a strong interest in identifying, assessing and managing the risks in seafood supply chains, for example, product substitution and mislabelling, traceability and DNA testing.
- Applications are particularly welcome for research projects in Asia, South America and Africa.
December 6, 2021.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted in English via email to [email protected]
For more details,visit MSC website