Stage 1: CLOSED – under review. Applicants will be notified during the first quarter of 2020.
Stage 2: CLOSED (by invitation only) – under review. Applicants will be notified during the first quarter of 2020.
Next application window (online form): Spring 2020 for funding in 2021.
The Small Grant is designed for short (12- to 18-month) and small (grants average US$5,000) projects dedicated to early career scientists (within five years of a degree being awarded). Aimed at original and innovative start-up projects, the grant presents early career scientists, conservationists or educators with an opportunity to prove themselves. It targets local projects conducted by local project leaders. Whether or not the project is part of a larger endeavour, SOSF Small Grants are for specific and finite projects. Only projects concerned with marine chondrichthyan species (sharks, rays, skates, sawfishes and chimaeras) will be considered.
A special call is aimed at supporting projects that promote the recovery of sawfishes, wedgefish and guitarfish. However, any chondrichthyan projects are welcomed.
Please read the funding guidelines carefully.