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
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
MASTS Sustainable Aquaculture Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Numerical Hydrodynamic Modelling Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Coastal Processes & Dynamics Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Marine Renewable Energy Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
MASTS Marine Biogeochemistry Forum Small Grant Round May 2017
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

PHASE II

Small Grants Round - April 2018

 

MASTS Sustainable Aquaculture Forum Student Bursary Grant Round March 2018

 

OGER Forum small grants round - June 2018

 

Marine Biogeochemistry Forum small grants round - June 2018
  • MBFSG34: Understanding microbial oil-degradation processes in the deep sea using an in-situ stable isotope probing (SIP) pulse-chase experiment (Tony Gutierrez & Andrew Sweetman, Heriot Watt)
  • MBFSG36: Geochemical reconstructions of ocean acidification from coralline algae - insights from the Great Barrier Reef (Ellen Macdonald, Glasgow)

Marine Renewable Energy Forum INORE travel grants round - June 2018

 

Small Grants Round - December 2018
  • SG478: Attendance at Species on the Move conference, July 2019 (Paul Fernandes, Aberdeen)
  • SG488: ICP 2019 - CO2 sources and sinks from the Northern high latitude oceans - a story of abrupt climate change (Eloise Littley, St Andrews)
  • SG489: Attendance at Benthic Ecology Meeting 2019 (Cornelia Simon-Nutbrown, HW)
  • SG499: Bats as coastal foragers (Steven Benjamins, SAMS)
  • SG501: Identification and ecological role of epibiotic bacteria on developing marine invertebrate eggs (Petra Harsanyi, St Abbs Marine Station)
  • SG506: Liver lipidome of an unwanted phenotype of seawater-farmed rainbow trout (Bernat Morrow, Stirling)
  • SG508: Understanding the mechanistic interaction between noise and heavy metal co-exposure in Nephrops norvegicus larvae (Craig Stenton, ENU)
  • SG509: Probing elemental and macromolecular diversity of calcareous microalgae: new insights for marine ecology and bioprospecting of coccolithophores (Naomi Villot, HW)
  • SG512: Oceanographic Mooring KE Workshop (Matthew Geldart, MSS)

 

MASTS Numerical & Experimental Hydrodynamic Modelling Forum Small Grant Round April 2019

 

MASTS Oil & Gas Environmental Research Forum Small Grant Round April 2019
  • OGSG10: Investigating invasive species settlement in relation to material properties of concrete (Elizabeth Mills, Dundee University)
  • OGSG12: Assessing the use of industry-collected ROV footage for ecological anaysis (Michael Redford, SAMS)
  • OGSG13: Presentation at the "Structures in the Marine Environment" conference (Sally Rouse, SAMS)
  • OGSG14: Impact of marine oil snow on temperate shallow-water sponge Halichondria panicea (Johanne Vad, Edinburgh University)

 

MASTS Marine Stressors Forum Small Grant Round June 2019
  • MSSG13: Investigating the effects of climate change on baseline biomarker performance utilising a multiple stressor approach (Glenn Jessen, Heriot Watt University)
  • MSSG18: Quantifying metal bioaccumulation in Nephrops norvegicus larvae exposed to cadmium and pile-driving noise (Craig Stenton, ENU)