Funding applications

Applications for the Small Grant are CLOSED and will open in April until June 2023.

Applications for the Keystone Grant are CLOSED and will open again in April 2024.

Applications for the Ocean Storytelling Photography Grant are CLOSED. The next application window will open late in 2023, through the SOSF Grant Portal .

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 charismatic 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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Cycle type Biennial Annual Annual
Amount 10,000–100,000 USD (average 25’000 USD) ≤ 10,000 USD Paid, mentored assignment
Application type Online (2-stage process) Online (2-stage process) Online, nomination (1-stage process)
Next application window
(online form)
Quarter 2 – 2024 Quarter 2 – 2023 Quarter 3 – 2023
Scope ≤ 3 years
(annual review and award)
≤ 12 months ≤ 12 months
Target All Early career professionals Emerging photographers/writers
Type Research, conservation and education Research, conservation and education Storytelling