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Apply for a 2016 SWOT Small Grant!

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SWOT Grants Program

Grant Application Process

To apply for a 2016 SWOT Grant, please review the information below and complete and submit the appropriate grant application form. You may submit one (1) proposal per organization. Proposals should be limited to three (3) pages and must be received by September 5, 2016 via email to: hutchinson@oceanicsociety.org.

SWOT will award up to six $1,000 grants to sea turtle research and conservation projects around the world that fall within SWOT's three program areas: Networking & Capacity Building, Science, and Education & Outreach. To apply for a grant, please review the program areas below and confirm that your project is a match. Then complete the appropriate application form, and submit it by September 5, 2016.

Click here to read about past SWOT grant recipients.

Application Deadline: September 5, 2016

Grant Recipients Announced: By October 1, 2016


Program Area 1: Networking and Capacity Building

Through its Networking and Capacity Building grants, SWOT aims to:

  • Strengthen networks that facilitate information-sharing and coordinate sea turtle conservation efforts.
  • Builds local or regional capacity for sea turtle research and conservation.

Download the Networking and Capacity Building application.


Program Area 2: Science

Through its Science grants, SWOT aims to support scientific work that fills critical gaps in knowledge about sea turtles that will support conservation objectives. This includes: 

  • Assessments of poorly known or recently discovered sea turtle populations (nesting, or at sea).
  • Research that will help address a specific conservation issue or management objective.

Download the Science application.


Program Area 3: Education and Outreach

Through its Education and Outreach grants, the State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) Program aims to support public education and outreach efforts that motivate changes in human behavior in places where sea turtles nest, migrate, and forage. SWOT aims to support work that furthers targeted sea turtle education and outreach efforts in places where sea turtles nest, migrate, and forage.

Download the Education and Outreach application. 


Please note: Grantees agree that, if awarded, the results of all research funded by SWOT will be made publicly available on a non-discriminatory basis. In the case of data collected that are relevant to SWOT’s global database, grantees agree to share the data with SWOT for inclusion in the SWOT database. Data holders will retain all ownership and control of their data, as stipulated in the SWOT Data Use Agreement.