The Save Our Seas Foundation invites applications for small projects up to US$10,000 (with grants averaging US$5,000) for the period March 2024 to February 2025. This grant is designed for short (12- to 18-month) and small projects dedicated to early career scientists (applicants must be within five years of a degree being awarded). 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.

​The NRF Call for Proposals for Funding in 2023 and 2024 document has been published. This includes calls for the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) and South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP). Please refer to the General Application Guide for application cut-off dates and further details. Framework documents are available here.