SWOT Small Grants

State of the World's Sea Turtles

Grant amount: US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 8, 2018

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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SWOT is a partnership among Oceanic Society, the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG), Duke University’s OBIS-SEAMAP, and an ever-growing international team of local organizations, scientists and conservationists.

Small Grants

Since 2006, SWOT small grants have helped field-based partners around the world realize their research and conservation goals. To date, we have given 65 grants to partners in 45+ countries. SWOT grants are awarded annually to projects in each of SWOT's three areas of focus: networking and capacity building, science, and education and outreach.

SWOT will award up to six grants to sea turtle research and conservation projects around the world that fall within SWOT's three program areas:

Networking & 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.


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.

Education & 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.

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