Ocean Storytelling Grants

Application window (online form):

OPEN – CLOSES 13 October 2023

At the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF), we have a strong history of supporting marine conservation and education projects and believe that to truly translate knowledge into effective, meaningful change we must communicate through engaging stories. An inspiring or compelling story can spur positive action in ways that no presentation of facts can.

We are delighted to introduce our new emerging Ocean Storytelling Grant, which will focuses on photography and writing on alternating years.

The funding cycle is annual and the grant will cover the period from March 2023 to June 2024, for example. Funds are allocated on an annual basis and include a day rate for a shoot lasting 3–4 weeks, logistical costs, a year of mentorship and a cash prize.

Application process

  1. The Ocean Storytelling Grant application process comprises a one-stage online application. The form consists of a few questions and requires the submission of a portfolio (20 images) and a photo story (10 images) for the photography grant, and a feature-style piece for the writing grant.
  2. Only one application will be accepted from any one applicant.
  3. If an applicant has any other current SOSF grant, they cannot apply for a new grant.
  4. All applications will be reviewed by the Ocean Storytelling Grant judging panel and require final approval from the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Please read the funding guidelines carefully.