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Applications for Save Our Seas Foundation’s Small Grant are now open!

1st May 2017


The grant is dedicated to supporting early career scientists, conservationists and educators with original and innovative projects. It represents a unique opportunity for these early career professionals to make their first mark in the realm of marine conservation and is designed to provide funding for short-term projects (running for 12 to 18 months) that target a clearly defined question or conservation issue. Funding averages $5000 per grant, with a $10 000 maximum.

IMPORTANT: Only projects concerned with marine chondrichthyan species (sharks, rays, skates, sawfishes and chimaeras) will be considered. No grantee may hold more than one grant at any one time.

Application process

1. The Small Grant application process consists of a two-stage online application: Stage I involves completing a very short online form, equivalent to one to two pages. Stage II, by invitation only based on the Stage I application, will involve the completion of a longer and more detailed form, equivalent to a maximum of 10 pages.

2. Funding is awarded for only one financial year. The SOSF will consider small grant applications that, inter alia, aim to undertake the preliminary investigations necessary before a larger, longer-term project can be developed.

3. Successful applicants for small project grants, including scoping projects, are not eligible to submit a Small Grant application the following year, but are not excluded from submitting a new Keystone Grant application.

4. Only one application will be accepted from any one applicant.

5. All applications will be reviewed by the SOSF scientific committee and require final approval from the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Please read the funding guidelines carefully.

To apply visit our online application portal here.

A diver survey's the coral. Photo by Ryan Daly | © Save Our Seas Foundation