Foundation / Corporation
Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF)
09/30/18 6:00 PM CET (Central European Time)
Grants starting at $10,000 to support USA, Canada, and International research, education, and conservation projects with particular focus on threatened ocean wildlife species and their habitats. The first stage application must be submitted and approved prior to submission of a full proposal. Only projects concerned with marine chondrichthyan species (sharks, rays, skates, sawfishes and chimaeras) will be considered.
A special call for 2019 applications is aimed at supporting projects that promote the recovery of sawfishes, wedgefish and guitarfish. However, any chondrichthyan projects are welcomed.
Most of the projects supported by the Foundation currently fall into one or more of three major program areas:
The costs of short-term employees or the short-term extra costs of an individual’s participation in a project may be eligible for funding by the Foundation. Specialist services (e.g. film editing, laboratory testing, library facilities) may also be eligible.
- The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) is committed to supporting activities that have the capacity to make a real difference to the health of the oceans and to the survival of threatened aquatic species and habitats.
- With a view to achieving this aim, the Foundation has developed a policy of supporting, in particular, applicants working on exceptional projects, on remarkable species or habitats and/or in unique locations.
- The purpose of this policy is to support research, conservation or educational projects that are capable of attracting significant public attention and that, as a result, may genuinely increase public and government awareness of the urgent need to protect the marine environment.
- As part of this approach, the Foundation requires all grant holders to undertake public awareness and environmental educational activities (giving talks, issuing press releases, etc.) as part of their project.
- Foundation staff (including the dedicated SOSF Conservation Media Unit) is available to assist grant holders in such public relations work, and grant holders are expected to collaborate with them in preparing public awareness materials.
GrantWatch ID#: 156544
$10,000 - $100,000 (average $25,000)
All equipment funded remains the property of the NGO or institution.
Funds are allocated on an annual basis, with the option to apply for continued funding every year. The usual project duration is limited to three years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.