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MSC scholarship program

We are now welcoming submissions for the 2015 MSC student scholarship program

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students of environmental and fisheries science are able to further their studies through the MSC scholarship research program
  • The MSC will award travel and study scholarships, up to the value of £4,000 which is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students worldwide;
  • We welcome research projects with a particularly focus on Asia, South America and Africa;
  • The project must be completed within 12 months of the start date stated on the application form, and the final project report must be submitted within 15 months of the start date.


The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 research scholarship. Undergraduates and postgraduates from around the globe are invited to submit their applications before 6 February 2015 to be in with a chance of securing the £4,000 scholarship grant.

For MA and PhD students interested in apply, please complete and return the application form to by Friday 6 February 2015. To help complete the application, please read the Guidance for Applicants and the Terms and Conditions.

Now in its fifth year, the MSC’s research scholarship program helps towards the transformation of the world’s seafood markets and promote sustainable fishing practice by supporting the study of the problems and solutions needed to achieve best practice in fisheries management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain.

Qualifying requirements

To qualify for the program, a project will have the objective of studying an aspect of environmental improvement, performance or best practice in fisheries or supply chain management. This may involve a direct study of one particular fishery, a comparative study of fisheries management, or else focus on the challenges of supply chain transparency. A direct link to an MSC certified fishery or one wishing to become certified is not a requirement, although it will be an additional point of interest for the MSC.

Aspects of the MSC scholarship program

The program aims to support the transformation of the world’s seafood markets and promote sustainable fishing practice, by supporting the study of the problems and solutions needed to achieve best practice in fisheries management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain.

Queries on the scholarship program should be emailed to . Please include MSC scholarship program in the title of any email query.

Students currently participating in the MSC scholarship program

The MSC has two students currently participating in its 2014 Scholarship program:

Josu De Isusi Rivero, an MSc student in marine biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, has been examining the role of seafood market incentives on the sustainable uses of fishery resources in developing world countries.

Fanny Vessaz, who is also working on her MSc in marine biodiversity and conservation at the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil, has been assessing bycatch reduction devices as a management tool in the southern Brazilian artisanal seabob shrimp trawl fishery.

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