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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.

Supporting documents

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). 

The scholarship program supports research that may inform sustainable fisheries management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain, thereby promoting best practice.  

Qualifying requirements

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.

Contact us

For further information, please email us at:

giulia gorelli scholarship

Recent scholarship recipients

2015 winners:

  • 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. 

2014 winners:

  • 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


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