Small Grant Scheme Reports

Click on the links below to download reports from successful and completed MASTS Small Grants Scheme awards.

November 2011 Funding Round
June 2012 Funding Round
October 2012 Funding Round
Deep Sea Forum Small Grant Round - April 2013
June 2013 Funding Round
November 2013 Funding Round
Marine Biodiversity Function and Services Theme Grant Round - March 2014
Deep Sea Forum Grant Round - March 2014
Marine Energy Forum Grant Round - March 2014
May 2014 Funding Round
Dynamics and Properties of Marine Systems Grant Round - July 2014
Marine Energy Forum Grant Round - September 2014
Deep Sea Forum Grant Round - September 2014
  • DSSG18: Improved mixing estimates of water masses in the FSC through enhanced spatial sampling of delta18O and nutrients (William Austine, St Andrews and Bee Berx, Marine Scotland Science)
  • DSSG22: Trench connection internship (Alan Jamieson, Aberdeen)
  • DSSG25: Parasites of the deep (Sonja Rueckert, Edinbugh Napier)
  • DSSG26: Phylogenetic analysis of Valvifera from the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge (Natalia Serpetti, SAMS)
  • DSSG28: A new approach for measuring the sediment tracer thorium-234 in deep sea samples (Robert Turnewitsch, SAMS)
Coastal Zone Forum Student Grants - September 2014
Marine Biodiversity, Function & Services Theme Small Grant Round - September 2014
October 2014 Small Grant Funding Round
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)
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
Coastal Process & Dynamics Form Grant Round - October 2015
MASTS Small Grants Round - October 2015

Technology, Platforms & Sensors Forum Funding Round - October 2015

MASTS Marine Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grants Round - May 2016
MASTS Small Grants Round June 2016
MASTS Numerical Hydrodynamic Modelling Forum Small Grant Round November 2016

MASTS Small Grants Round November 2016
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) 
MASTS Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Deep Sea Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
 MASTS Technology, Platforms & Sensors Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
  • TPSSG24: Acoustic Observation Model (Roland Proud, St Andrews University) 
  • TPSSG25: Filling the White Ribbon (Craig Smeaton, St Andrews University)
MASTS Sustainable Aquaculture Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Numerical Hydrodynamic Modelling Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
  • NHMSG7: Internal wave dynamics of the marginal ice zone (Magda Carr, St Andrews University)
MASTS Coastal Processes & Dynamics Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
  • CPDSG12: Role of the world’s deepest living algae in Pitcairn Island’s blue carbon store (Heidi Burdett, Heriot Watt)
  • CPDSG14: UAV Remote Sensing for Spatio-Temporal Monitoring of Phenological Change of Saltmarsh Vegetation (David Green, Aberdeen University) 
  • CPDSG18: The effect of particle density on the source, transport and distribution of sediment in coastal environments (Craig Smeaton, St Andrews University)
MASTS Marine Renewable Energy Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Marine Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
  • MBFSG22: The impact of ocean acidification and rising seawater temperatures on the DIC chemistry of coral calcification fluids (Nicola Allison, St Andrews)
  • MBFSG28: Multiple stressors and their primary productivity impacts (Bonnie Lewis, Glasgow)
  • MBFSG32: Carbon source to sink journey: Tracing the drivers of saltmarsh sedimentary carbon storage (Ben Taylor, St Andrews)
  • MBFSG33: The influence of seafloor geometry on sediment biogeochemistry (Robert Turnewitsch, SAMS) 
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 Oil & Gas Environmental Research Forum Small Grant Round June 2017