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The US Fish and Wildlife Services is accepting applications for the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund, which is a small-scale fund (10,000 -50,000 USD) for the purpose of conserving marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea, Lepidochelys kempii) throughout their range outside of the United States and its territories (deadline 26 November 2018). Applicants can be individuals; multi-national secretariats; state and local government agencies; non-profit, non-governmental organizations; for-profit organizations; public and private institutions of higher education; and foreign entities. 
The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) invites applications from researchers at South African Universities, Science Councils, other NRF Recognised Research Institutions and DAFF Provincial Research Centres. The RTF aims to contribute to the following strategic goals:
  • Improve the funding mechanism for research and innovation;
  • Develop research partnerships;
  • Develop new technologies to support small-holder cooperatives in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, technically and in terms of market requirements; and
  • Conduct commodity-specific research to support improved products in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sectors.
Schmidt Ocean Institute invites expression of interest in:
Further details and submission guidelines are available at Submissions will be accepted through December 28, 2018, via email or the online submission form. Should you have any questions about the SOI Expression of Interest proposal guidelines, criteria, or process, kindly email your question to Please feel free to forward this announcement information to any of your interested colleagues.
The NRF has entered into a new partnership agreement with the DFG of Germany to jointly fund International Research Training Groups (IRTGs) between the two countries. IRTGs are structured Doctoral Programmes aimed at training scientists and academics at different stages of their careers, with a particular emphasis on doctoral researchers. IRTGs promote systematic research cooperation through joint research and qualification programmes as well as through cooperative cross-border supervision of doctoral researchers. A central feature of IRTGs is the coordinated and reciprocal research visits by doctoral researchers at the respective partner institutions.

Funding call for ocean sustainability research 

Belmont Forum, Future Earth, and the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans), announce a call for proposals which aim to bring together researchers and experts across the globe to innovate solutions that accelerate sustainable use of oceans and minimize the effects from global change. 

Closing dates:

31 January 2019 Closing of call for pre-registration
April 2019 Opening of call for invited full proposals
August 2019 Closing of call for invited full proposals