Grant and RFP Listings

Second Nature Technological Innovation Grant

We will be looking at the creation of a new technology which is about bringing the 3 concepts of the Second Nature Initiative, Marine Plastic Pollution, Blue and Circular Economy and New Technologies, is considered by the panel as “industry changing”.

Eligibility information

  • International participants

  • Ages until 45 

  • University affiliation is not a prerequisite

Grant Application Deadline: 
November 15, 2018

Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Research Grants

Applications are invited for innovative research projects aimed at controlling Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) populations. 

Grants under Round 5 will be awarded to conduct field work on the Great Barrier Reef in 2019. They are funded by The Ian Potter Foundation 50th Anniversary Commemorative Grants scheme through the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation.

Grant Application Deadline: 
October 12, 2018

FY2019 Marine Debris Removal

In accordance with the Marine Debris Act, eligible applicants are state, local, and tribal governments whose activities affect research or regulation of marine debris and any institution of higher education, nonprofit organization, or commercial (for-profit) organization with expertise in a field related to marine debris. Applications from federal agencies or employees of federal agencies will not be considered. Interested federal agencies may collaborate with eligible applicants but may not receive funds through this competition.

Grant Application Deadline: 
October 29, 2018

Waitt Foundation's Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program

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.