The GlobalSeaweedSTAR Capacity Building Fund aims to support the sustainable development of the global seaweed industry by strengthening the skills and knowledge of those who contribute to it.
We welcome applications from eligible individuals who are (or will be) actively engaged in the seaweed industry and reside in the UK or a DAC-listed country. Applicants may include researchers, registered students, seaweed producers, stakeholder representatives and policymakers.
Applicants may apply for funding to participate in capacity building activities that are:
- Specific to the industry (e.g. a seaweed-related workshop or conference); or
- General (e.g. training related to data analysis, management practices or grant writing), if the applicant can demonstrate how this will benefit their career development in the seaweed industry and/or research.
Funding is available in three award categories: Travel, Online Events and Online Courses. Each is outlined in the table below.
Please note that funding will not be backdated; any payments, including registration fees, made before an official award letter is issued by GlobalSeaweedSTAR will not be eligible for reimbursement. Please ensure that you allow enough time for your application to be processed before the capacity building event. General application deadlines for each award category are provided below.