Dr. E. G. Silas Small Grant Programme

Marine Biological Association of India

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Grant amount: ₹20,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: India

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The Small Grant is awarded by the Marine Biological Association of India to encourage and reward brilliant young graduate students to pursue small and significant research activity, related to marine ecosystem/fisheries.

Encourage students to develop skill in preparing research projects, managing the project budget and also preparing reports.

The grant

The Small Grant amount is Rs 20,000 and will be awarded for one project. This will be awarded for a specific study once a year. The grant shall be used only for the approved project work.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The grant will be awarded to post graduate students of Marine Biology, Fisheries, Aquaculture or related life sciences.
  • Only Students who have completed the first/second semester / or are in the third semester can apply.
  • Students are eligible for the grant only once.
  • The number of entries from an organization/College/Institute is restricted to three in one year.  (In case there are more applicants from an Institute screening should be done at the Institute itself and only three should be forwarded to MBAI)
  • The grant can be used for a laboratory  work or  field study (including behavioural studies or visual recording of unusual /rare natural changes/relationships.)
  • The grant amount can be used for local travels in connection with the project and contingencies.