Ocean Solutions Microgrants Application Portal

Ocean Solutions Microgrants are financial grants awarded by SOA to young Ocean Leaders and Ocean Solutions Hubs for demonstrably sustainable and impactful projects that improve the health of the ocean.

UN SDG Ocean Leader


At lease one project leader(s) must be under the age of 35 .

Projects must be one of the following:

  • related to Deep-Seabed Mining
  • related to Riverine or delta litter removal (river cleanups)
  • related to any ocean-focused but ONLY located in the U.S. or Japan.

Anyone can apply, but awardees will be required to start or join an SOA Solutions Hub in order to receive funding

All projects must be complete by February 1, 2020.

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Initiatives  & Deadlines

  • Projects in Japan: February 15, 2021

Projects must take place in the United States or in Japan. View this page in Japanese.

  • River Cleanups: March 1, 2021

Site-specific and COVID-compliant removal of debris from rivers (including riverine, riparian, and delta areas).

Projects that will spread awareness of the impacts and risks of seabed mining, and that will encourage youth, international organizations, governments, and private industry to take a stand against deep-seabed mining.

The Ocean Solutions Microgrants program provides grants to youth-led projects that support and promote the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources in accordance with United Nations SDG14. Our Goals are to drive ocean innovation, strengthen youth involvement in the ocean sector, increase ocean literacy, and support new models of financially sustainable ocean conservation.

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