Funding applications

Applications for the Small Grant are CLOSED and will open again in Q2-2025

Applications for the Keystone Grant are CLOSED and will open again in April 2026.

Applications for the Conservation Fellowships are CLOSED (upon invitation).

Applications for the Ocean Storytelling Photography Grant are CLOSED. 

Applications for the Ocean Storytelling Writing Grant are CLOSED. 


The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) offers a series of grants dedicated to research, conservation and education projects worldwide. Keystone Grant and Small Grant projects should integrate at least two of these components and focus on threatened marine megafauna, particularly sharks, rays and skates. The Storytelling Grant is dedicated to supporting early career and emerging conservation storytellers and focuses on photography in its inaugural year.

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



Keystone Grant

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Small Grant

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Storytelling Grant

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Conservation Fellowship

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Cycle type Biennial Annual Annual Biennial
Amount 10,000–100,000 USD (average 25’000 USD) ≤ 10,000 USD Paid, mentored assignment 16,000 USD over 2 years
Application type Online (2-stage process) Online (2-stage process) Online, nomination (1-stage process) Online, interview
Next application window
(online form)
March-April, 2026.             (7 weeks) Early May until Mid-June 2025.          (7 weeks) TBC TBC
Scope ≤ 3 years
(annual review and award)
≤ 18 months ≤ 12 months 24 months
Target All Early career professionals Emerging photographers/writers Developing countries
Type Research, conservation and education Research, conservation and education Storytelling Research, conservation and education