We’ve tried to make the process of applying for SAIC funding as straightforward as possible.

That way, we can get more innovative projects underway sooner.

Step 1 – check your eligibility
First, check our eligibility criteria to make sure you qualify for SAIC funding.

Step 2 – fill out an Expression of Interest
If you are eligible, read the Guidance Notes then fill out an Expression of Interest (EoI) form, both of which are available to download below. Return your completed EoI form to lorna@scottishaquaculture.com and you will be assigned a SAIC project manager who will assess your EoI.

Step 3 – submit a full application 
If your EoI is successful, you will be invited to submit a full application form (also available to download below). This will be assessed by the SAIC Independent Scientific Panel (SISP), followed by the SAIC Board, following which a decision will be made.

If your EoI is unsuccessful for any reason, you will be given feedback why. Rest assured, all EoIs, applications and related discussions are treated in the strictest confidence.

Got a question?
If you have a question not answered by the Guidance Notes, just get in touch with the SAIC team on 01786 278322 or at info@scottishaquaculture.com.