The Save Our Seas Foundation launches Small Projects Grant Programme for early career scientists, conservationists or educators anywhere in the world (application deadline: Friday 16 June 2023)

Geneva, Switzerland-based not-for-profit, the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) is currently inviting applications to its Small Projects Grant Programme.

Grants of up to US$10,000 (£8,044) with grants averaging US$5,000 (£4,022) for the period March 2024 to February 2025 are available to early career scientists, conservationists or educators from anywhere in the world.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th June 2023 at 18:00 Central European Time (CET).

The grant is designed for short (12 to 18 months), small projects dedicated to early career scientists (applicants must be 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.

The focus of the Foundation is on threatened marine megafauna, and more specifically on elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates).

Most of the projects supported by the Foundation currently fall into one or more of three major programme areas:

1. Research.
2. Conservation, and
3. Education.

Further information, guidance and details about how to apply can be found on the Save Our Seas Foundation website.