Various grants and other funding opportunities for marine debris activities can be found below. Please navigate to each opportunity for detailed information on timeline, scope, and how to apply.
The goal of this RFP is to measurably reduce plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean. We support scientists working to fill key knowledge gaps around the flow of plastic from their sources into the ocean. We seek innovators, including conservationists, educators, and storytellers, who can develop solutions to effect behavior change in key stakeholders. Preference will be given to projects with higher potential for scaling and impact, and to applicants who are residents or citizens of the country where the work will be conducted.
Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:
- Develop innovative solutions to help stop plastic from reaching waterways through improved recycling, waste management, or other means
- Implement innovative methods that engage stakeholders to create solutions that dramatically reduce plastic use and/or input into watersheds
- Focus on geographic gaps in knowledge (e.g., Africa) or on known hot spots that contribute most to the marine plastic pollution problem (e.g., coastal cities in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; watersheds of the Yangtze, Indus, Yellow, Hai, Nile, Ganges, Pearl, Amur, Niger, and Mekong rivers)