MSC Scholarship Research Program

Marine Stewardship Council

Grant amount: Up to £4,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 31, 2018

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) runs an exciting and ambitious program, working with partners to transform the world's seafood markets and promote sustainable fishing practices.

Our credible standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability seek to increase the availability of certified sustainable seafood and our distinctive blue ecolabel makes it easy for everyone to take part.

Our vision is of the world’s oceans teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.

Our mission is to use our ecolabel and fishery certification program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by recognising and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood, and working with our partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis. 


One (or more) travel and study scholarship will be made available annually by the MSC for unrestricted research on global fisheries and seafood supply chain management.

Qualifying projects will:

  • Have the objective of studying some aspect of impact, improvement, performance or best practice in fisheries management and or seafood supply chain management. This may be direct study of one particular fishery or comparative study of fisheries problems or management.
  • Direct linkage to a fishery certified or wishing to become certified by the MSC is not a requirement, although this is an additional point of interest for the MSC.
  • The MSC also has a strong interest in identifying, assessing and managing the risks in seafood supply chains, for example, product substitution and mislabelling, traceability and DNA testing.
  • Applications are particularly welcome for research projects in Asia, South America and Africa.


To support the study of the problems, solutions and performance of best practice in fisheries management and seafood product supply chain management.


Travel and project support up to a limit of £4000. In exceptional circumstances more may be granted. 

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


  • Qualifying proposals shall be from undergraduate or postgraduate students worldwide.