SWOT Grants

State of the World's Sea Turtles

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Grant amount: US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 18, 2019

Applicant type: Individuals Organizations

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

Founded in 2003, SWOT is a partnership among Oceanic Society, the IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group, Duke University's OBIS-SEAMAP, and a growing international network of institutions and individuals. This powerful group—the SWOT Team—works to compile and publish global sea turtle data that support conservation and management efforts at the international, national, and local scales. These data reside within the SWOT database, which is continually updated and made publicly available. It is widely used by researchers, conservationists, students and teachers, funding agencies, and government officials.

SWOT Grants

SWOT small grants help field-based sea turtle research and conservation projects realize their goals in each of SWOT’s three areas of focus: networking and capacity building, science, and education and outreach. Since 2006, we have awarded 73 grants to more than 50 applicants in 42 countries and territories.

PROGRAM AREA 1: NETWORKING & CAPACITY BUILDING

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

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

PROGRAM AREA 2: SCIENCE

Through our 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.

PROGRAM AREA 3: EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Through our Education and Outreach grants, SWOT aims to support public education and outreach efforts that seek to motivate changes in human behavior in places where sea turtles nest, migrate, and forage. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.