Grants

Funding applications

Stage 1 Applications for the Keystone Grant are closed. Applications for the 2021 funding cycle must be submitted no later than 30 June 2020 (Stage 1) and 25 September 2020 (Stage 2) at 18:00 CET (Central European Time) through the SOSF Grant Portal.

Applications for the Small Grant are now closed. Stage 1 applications for the 2021 funding cycle had to be submitted no later than 31 July 2020 at 18:00 CET (Central European Time) through the SOSF Grant Portal.

The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) offers a series of grants dedicated to research, conservation and education projects worldwide. Projects should integrate at least two of these components and focus on charismatic marine megafauna, particularly sharks, rays and skates.

A special call is aimed at supporting projects that promote the recovery of sawfishes, wedgefish and guitarfish. However, any chondrichthyan projects are welcomed.

Depending on the grant category you are applying for, the online application process, deadlines and conditions are different. Please read the funding guidelines carefully.

Keystone Grant

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Small Grant

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Cycle type Biennial Annual
Amount 10,000–100,000 USD (average 25’000 USD) ≤ 10,000 USD
Application type Online (2-stage process) Online (2-stage process)
Next application window
(online form)
Spring 2022 Spring 2021
Scope ≤ 3 years
(annual review and award)
≤ 12 months
Target All Early career professionals
Type Research, conservation and education Research, conservation and education