Grant and RFP Listings

Federal Funding Opportunity: 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.

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2020

MSC Student Research Grants

The Student Research Grants (SRG) is a sub-fund within the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)’s Ocean Stewardship Fund (OSF), which aims to help increase the number of sustainable fisheries around the world. The SRG is open to current Masters or PhD students in fisheries science worldwide. Projects must have the objective of studying some aspect of environmental improvement, performance or best practices in relation to a specific fishery and the MSC Fisheries Standard*.

Grant Application Deadline: 
January 6, 2021

MSC Transition Assistance Fund

The Transition Assistance Fund (TAF) is a sub-fund within the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)’s Ocean Stewardship Fund (OSF), which aims to help increase the number of sustainable fisheries around the world. The TAF is open to all small-scale and Global South fisheries that are participating in MSC’s In-Transition to MSC (ITM) Program. This Program offers fisheries in Fishery Improvement Projects an independent verification of their progress as they move toward MSC certification*.

Grant Application Deadline: 
January 6, 2021

MSC Science and Research Fund

The Science and Research Fund (SRF) is a sub-fund within the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)’s Ocean Stewardship Fund (OSF), which aims to help increase the number of sustainable fisheries around the world. The SRF is open to academic institutions, independent researchers and MSC certified fisheries. Projects must be applicable to fisheries that have already achieved MSC certification*, but which have conditions they must meet ahead of their next MSC assessment, or other areas they must improve, to achieve best sustainability practice.

Grant Application Deadline: 
January 6, 2021

NOAA RESTORE Science Program 2021

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS is soliciting proposals for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program for projects of 12 months in duration. This announcement invites proposals that request funding to scope and design a research project that informs a specific Gulf of Mexico natural resource management decision. Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund.

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2020

FY2021 Marine Debris Research

The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), authorized in the Marine Debris Act (33 U.S.C. 1951-1958), provides funding to support eligible organizations to conduct research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments.

Grant Application Deadline: 
February 8, 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.