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The GlobalSeaweedSTAR Fund has supported the sustainable development of the global seaweed industry through grants offered in the three funding categories below. Learn more about our grant holders and what they have achieved:


Capacity Building Fund

The GlobalSeaweedSTAR Capacity Building Fund is not accepting new applications.

The aim of the fund is 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.

Award category Travel Online Events Online Courses
Eligible activities In-person capacity building activities that require travel to attend (for example, conferences, in-person courses and research visits) Online capacity building events (e.g. conferences, webinars, workshops). Online short courses offering a certificate of completion.
Maximum value £2000 £1000 £1000
Eligible expenses Economy-class travel, subsistence, visas, registration, examination and certificate fees Registration fees Registration, examination and certificate fees
Application deadline 8 weeks before travel 4 weeks before event 4 weeks before course

For more detailed information on whether you are eligible to apply, what activities we will fund and how to apply, please refer to the applicant guidelines:


Please ensure you are also familiar with the Capacity Building Fund expense policy, which details eligible expenses and the reimbursement process, before applying.


To apply, download a copy of the application form and return it completed, with your CV and supporting documents, to


Research & Innovation Fund

The GlobalSeaweedSTAR Research & Innovation is not accepting new applications. The Research & Innovation Fund awarded a total of 15 grants (supporting projects across 10 countries). We are currently updating our online content about past and current recipients. In the meantime, please direct any queries regarding the Research & Innovation Fund to Thank you for your patience.