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
  • 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
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
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
 MASTS Sustainable Aquaculture Forum Student Bursary Grant Round March 2018
  • SASG11: Characterising the mitochondrial genome in the marine invasive Didemnum vexillum: implications for management (Maria Kamouyiaros, Aberdeen)
  • SASG12: Isolation and characterisation of shark single domain antibodies capable of binding salmonid alphavirus E2 protein (Danish Munir, Aberdeen)

 

PHASE II

Small Grants Round - April 2018
  • SG436: Incorporating Fisher's knowledge and uncertainty analyses into the development of ecosystem models (Jacob Bentley, SAMS)
  • SG439: Scientific Drilling in the North Pacific Ocean (William Gray, St Andrews)
  • SG442: Scotland's blue carbon: unlocking the potential of national sample archives (Corallie Hunt, St Andrews)
  • SG445: Mechanisms of deep-water blue carbon sequestration in the world's largest maerl bed (Beau Marsh, Heriot Watt)
  • SG450: Understanding the effects of electromagnetic field emissions from Marine Renewable Energy Devices on the commercially important edible crab (Kevin Scott, St Abbs Marine Station)
  • SG452: Effects of anthropogenic boat noise and variable salinity on Nephrops norvegicus larvae (Craig Stenton, ENU)
  • SG455: Effects of noise playbacks on sediment flocculation and settlement (Matt Wale, ENU)
  • SG457: Microbiome profiling of planktonic foraminifera: understanding ecological dependancies in a changing climate (Claire Bird, Stirling)
  • SG460: Estimating European lobster density using baited remote underwater video compared to traditional techniques (Matthew Coleman, Heriot Watt)
  • SG464: Karotyping the lifecycle of Palmaria palmata to confirm a new phase of the lifecycle that is currently undescribed (Philip Kerrison, SAMS)
  • SG469: Underwater PTT tag monitoring system for flapper skate (James Thorburn, St Andrews)
  • SG472: NoWPaS 2019 workshop (Ross Glover, Aberdeen University)
  • SG473: Workshop on scientific input for, and research on, marine planning (Tim Stojanovic on behalf of the MPG Forum)