Grant and RFP Listings

Fishing for Energy

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has funding available through the Fishing for Energy program (a partnership between NOAA, Covanta, and Schnitzer Steel) to facilitate the collection and proper disposal of retired and derelict commercial fishing gear for recycling and for energy conversion by supporting the placement of disposal bins at select ports across the U.S. The Fishing for Energy bin program provides small awards to grantees to meet their disposal costs and then renew these awards as needed. 

Grant Application Deadline: 
March 30, 2021

Student Grants-in-Aid of Caribbean Marine Research

In order to support student research and increase collaboration and diffusion of knowledge among the member institutions of the AMLC, we are pleased to announce the AMLC Student Grants-in-Aid of Caribbean Marine Research Program.  Awards are available to support research by AMLC student members working (but not necessarily permanently based) at AMLC member institutions.  Preference will be given to proposals that involve comparisons or collaboration among AMLC institutions.  Awards of up to US $1000 are available for work involving travel among member labs

Grant Application Deadline: 
April 1, 2021

Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative Fund

Funding for the Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative (the “Fund”) is provided by the British Columbia (BC) government as part of its far-ranging Pandemic Response and Economic Recovery initiative supporting all sectors that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. 

The Fund will help to create jobs and support coastal communities as they recover from the COVID-19 economic downturn and loss of tourism. The Fund also supports BC’s work on addressing marine debris, as recommended in the 2020 What We Heard on Marine Debris in BC report, and the 2019 CleanBC Plastics Action Plan.

Grant Application Deadline: 
March 31, 2021

Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships

The National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) and the Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) are seeking applications that establish, continue, and/or expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Specifically, applications to this competition should utilize new or existing research/industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture. Projects should utilize multiple parameter physical, chemical, or biological observing systems and/or conduct multiple stressor experimental research.

Grant Application Deadline: 
March 16, 2021

Global Fund for Coral Reefs

Over the last 30 years, the world has lost half of its coral reefs: battered by over-fishing, pollution, and unsustainable coastal development, coral reefs are now at the frontline of climate change. These reefs, which only cover 0.2% of ocean surface, host 30% of marine biodiversity.

Critical Aspects of Sustainability

Economic development and human progress have led to a proliferation of manufactured chemicals and materials made from limited resources found in nature(i.e., minerals and metals,petroleum-based productsand natural gas). Long-term sustainability requires consideration of the availability of specific natural resources, energy, and water usage. NSF continues to support efforts that seek to improve the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet human needs for products and services.

Pollution Prevention & Mitigation BAA

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, and scaling of innovative interventions for effectively mitigating air, water, and soil pollution, including ocean plastic pollution, electronic and other forms of solid waste in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Grant Application Deadline: 
February 5, 2022

NERC-NSF joint funding

NERC and the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) have agreed to work together to make it easier for world-leading environmental scientists to collaborate on discovery science projects and to tackle global environmental challenges.

The Waitt Foundation ROC Grants

The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues. This complements the Waitt Foundation’s existing major grants program and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.

IDEA WILD Small Equipment Grants for Protected Areas Management

IDEA WILD seeks to minimize the loss of biodiversity by empowering people on the front lines of conservation by awarding small equipment grants to conservation professionals around the world. These equipment grants advance biological research, conservation education, community outreach, conservation management, field training, and professional development in areas where it is needed most. By empowering both aspiring and veteran conservation professionals, IDEA WILD has been instrumental in establishing new protected areas, reversing the decline of species through innovative management plans, restoring damaged and critical habitat, and improving how local communities support and sustain their immediate natural resources. Each year, IDEA WILD distributes over $300,000 worth of equipment – including digital cameras, spotting scopes, mist nets, tents, binoculars, and GPS units – to over 400 conservation projects worldwide.

IDEA WILD focuses its support on professionals working in developing countries where other sources of support are limited or nonexistent, and where a $750 equipment grant is often equivalent to several months’ salary. IDEA WILD accepts proposals from ALL countries.