MSC scholarship research program
The MSC Scholarship Research Program invites undergraduate and postgraduate students studying problems and solutions in fisheries management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain.
Application for the scholarship program is open until Monday, 17:00 GMT 01 February 2016.
To be considered for 2016 MSC Scholarship Research Program, please read the following documents carefully, and submit your completed application form by 1 February 2016 (17:00 GMT).
- Scholarship program Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 181 KB)
- Guidance for scholarship applicants (PDF, 131 KB)
- Scholarship program terms and conditions (PDF, 163 KB)
- Scholarship application form (Word Document, 123 KB)
The scholarship program supports research that may inform sustainable fisheries management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain, thereby promoting best practice.
To qualify for the scholarship program, a project will have the objective of studying an aspect of environmental improvement, performance, impact or best practice in fisheries or seafood supply chain management. In 2016, the MSC also welcomes applications from students researching in sustainable seaweed harvesting and management.
For further information, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent scholarship recipients
- Cristina Andrés, PhD student from the University of Huelva (Spain), has been investigating the impacts of overfishing and abandoned fishing gear on the distribution of shark and tuna species surrounding a UNESCO World Heritage site, Cocos Island National Park.
- João Rodrigues, PhD student from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), has been studying the environmental and economic challenges of seafood supply chains on artisanal developing world fisheries in Cape Verde.
- Fanny Vessaz, an MSc student in marine biodiversity and conservation at the Federal University of Paraná (Brazil), has been assessing bycatch reduction devices as a management tool in the southern Brazilian artisanal seabob shrimp trawl fishery.
- Josu De Isusi Rivero, an MSc student in marine biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), has been examining the role of seafood market incentives on the sustainable uses of fishery resources in developing world countries
- 2015: Bycatch in Brazil: Collaborating for more sustainable fishing (MSC blog post)
- 2014: Management strategies for the fishery of the red shrimp in Catalonia (MSC Science Series)