MASTS: Small Grants Scheme

Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

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Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 20, 2019 8:00am PST

Applicant type: Research Scientist Postdoctoral Researcher Graduate Student Faculty

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

University restriction: University of Paisley University of Dundee University of Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University University of Glasgow University of Strathclyde University of St. Andrews University of Stirling University of Aberdeen

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Small Grants Scheme

The MASTS Small Grants Scheme has the capacity to allocate small amounts of funding to support requests from members of the MASTS community.

Examples of areas for which funds (up to a maximum of £500) may be provided include: travel/conference expenses, specialist equipment purchase/hire, analyses, ad hoc assistance, access to data etc. The MASTS Small Grants Scheme will also consider requests to host workshops (up to a maximum of £1k). Recipients of funds will be required to provide a brief account of the way that the funds have been used, and this report must be delivered within one month of the completion of the funded activity. Where appropriate MASTS may request an article for a newsletter, talk at the ASM, webinar etc.

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


  • To apply, you must be a postgrad student or employee of the following institutions:
    • Universities of Aberdeen, Stirling, St Andrews, Strathclyde, Glasgow, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh Napier, UHI, SAMS, Dundee, Edinburgh & West of Scotland.
  • MASTS members also include Marine Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, British Geological Survey, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Joint Nature Conservation Committe & St Abbs Marine Station.


  • Preference will be given to applicants able to demonstrate additionality - having sourced some funds from elsewhere (non-MASTS).


  • Anyone with outstanding reports for MASTS Grant Schemes is not eligible to apply.