MSC Scholarship Research Program

Marine Stewardship Council

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Grant amount: Up to £4,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 7, 2020

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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About this funder:




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.

The MSC Scholarship Research Program annually awards scholarships to support students around the world who are studying fisheries science and management or supply chain traceability.


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

How does the scholarship research program work?

The program provides up to £4,000 per student project for travel and other support. Approximately five scholarships are awarded each year.

To qualify for consideration, projects must focus on the study of some aspect of environmental improvement, performance or best practice in fisheries management, or seafood product traceability and supply chain management.

Since its launch in 2012, the MSC has awarded over £70,000 to 19 different student projects in 14 different countries. 

How much funding is available?

Up to £4,000 per project is available for travel and other support. Approximately five scholarships are awarded each year.

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


  • Who can apply?
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate students worldwide who are studying problems and solutions in fisheries science and management or supply chain traceability. 
  • 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.