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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Scientists,
Conservationists, and Educators for Aquatic Wildlife Projects

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Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF)

LOI Date:

07/31/20

Deadline Date:

09/30/20 6:00 PM CET (Central European Time)

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International scientists, conservationists, and educators who are within five years of receiving their degree for projects on aquatic wildlife. A preliminary application is required prior to the submission of the full proposal. Funding is intended to support innovative start-up projects on marine chondrichthyan species (skates, rays, sharks, sawfishes, and chimaeras).

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.

The SOSF will consider small grant applications that, inter alia, aim to undertake the preliminary investigations necessary before a larger, longer-term project can be developed.

The costs of short-term employees or the short-term extra costs of an individual’s participation in a project may, however, be eligible. Specialist services (e.g. film editing, laboratory testing, library facilities) may also be eligible.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181520

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Save Our Seas Foundation invites applications for small projects up to US$10,000 (with grants averaging US$5,000).

Term of Contract:

The Save Our Seas Foundation invites applications for the period March 2021 to February 2022. The Small Grant is designed for short (12- to 18-month) grants. Funding is awarded for only one financial year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant funds early career scientists, conservationists, or educators (within five years of a degree being awarded).

Financial Restrictions:
- The Foundation does not support the annual salaries (full-time or part-time) of researchers or of other individuals working on projects. The costs of short-term employees or the short-term extra costs of an individual’s participation in a project may however be eligible.
- The Foundation does not support publication-associated costs through regular funding.
- The Foundation does not support the attendance of conferences in allocated funding as it is already providing Student Travel Grants to the AES, the EEA, the OCS and Sharks International.
- The Foundation does not support satellite tags in SOSF Small Grants.
- The Foundation will not consider applications in which more than 10% of requested funding is allocated to travel expenses. The Foundation promotes local projects by local people.
- All equipment funded remains the property of the NGO or institution.
- The Foundation is not able to pay overheads, administration and handling fees to large commercial or non-commercial, governmental or non-governmental institutions or organisations (such as Universities or Non-Governmental Organisations). SOSF funds project leaders and projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Grant applications must be submitted through the SOSF website no later than 31 July 2020 (stage I) and 30 September 2020 (stage 2) at 18:00 CET (Central European Time).

The Small Grant application process consists of a two-stage online application: Stage I involves completing a very short online form. Stage II, by invitation only based on the Stage I application, will involve the completion of a longer and more detailed online form.

The Foundation will endeavor to acknowledge all grant applications within 10 days of their receipt. SOSF staff may contact applicants if further explanation or information is required. Stage I Applications will be reviewed during August 2020. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a stage II application (deadline September 30, 2020). Stage II Applications will be reviewed during the last quarter of 2020, and recommendations forwarded to the next Foundation Board meeting. The final decision on successful applications should be available during the first quarter of 2021.

Only one application will be accepted from any one applicant.

Successful applicants for small project grants, including scoping projects, are not eligible to submit a Small Grant application the following year

Funding Guidelines: https://saveourseas.com/funding/funding-guidelines/
FAQs: https://saveourseas.com/grants/funding-faq/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Save Our Seas Foundation
Rue Philippe Plantamour 20
CH-1201 Geneva
Switzerland
Email: info@saveourseas.com

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