Our support for students includes new funding for PhD projects, in collaboration with IBioIC, as well as MSc places and conference grants

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Together with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), SAIC is inviting funding applications for PhD projects which offer biotechnology solutions to the supply of sustainable feed ingredients. This will benefit both the aquaculture and industrial biotechnology sectors in Scotland.

Up to two thirds cash funding is available from SAIC and IBioIC for projects up to three years in length, with the remaining funding to come from the academic or industrial partner. Applications will be judged by way of competition.

The call closes on 16 March 2016. For information on how to enter, visit http://ibioic.com/PhD_Opportunities.htm

SAIC Scholars

The SAIC Scholars Connect Plus programme awarded 20 funded taught Masters places in 2015/2016. The places are on aquaculture and marine engineering taught Masters courses at the Universities of Dundee and Stirling for the academic year 2015/2016.

As well as enjoying funded places, the SAIC Scholars will benefit from connections to industry, and their project work will align with one of SAIC’s four Priority Innovation Actions: sea lice control research; rapid detection of viral pathogens; alternative sustainable feeds for finfish; and shellfish.

The programme will help to boost the SAIC Scholars’ employability, whilst also enabling the aquaculture industry in Scotland to benefit from the input of talented students. Everyone gains.

For more information on the SAIC Scholars Connect Plus programme, contact us.

We’re also in the process of planning other Masters places and programmes for future years. Sign up to our newsletter to receive regular updates on our plans.

SAIC conference grants

Each year we offer a number of conference grants to postgraduate students. Grants are worth up to £500 for conferences in Europe and £800 for conferences outside Europe. For further details on the scheme and an application form, go to SAIC conference grants.

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