Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) 2022

Application for Marine Conservation Action Fund is ongoing!

MCAF is excited to induct new conservation leaders into the supportive community of 12 visionary and accomplished MCAF Fellows who have helped make the program what it is today. 

About Marine Conservation Action Fund

MCAF Fellows are visionary and collaborative leaders who are pursuing a community-based, multi-disciplinary approach to achieve lasting conservation outcomes, and who have demonstrated a commitment to training and mentoring the next generation of ocean leaders.

The New England Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund is a micro granting and fellowship program that addresses critical needs in the marine conservation field, including rapid turnaround funding for urgent, time-sensitive projects and support for early-stage, entrepreneurial projects led by local conservation leaders in low and middle-income countries.

Eligible applicants are nationals of low and middle-income countries. For a full list of eligibility criteria, please read Fellowship Program Overview and Application Guidelines.

Fellowship Benefits

MCAF provides financial, technical, and professional resources, mentoring, and community-building to support the success of Fellows’ conservation initiatives; their professional growth and resilience; the sustainability of their organizations; and their efforts to develop the next generation of ocean leaders.

How to Apply for Marine Conservation Action Fund

Click the button below to access the Fellowship Application. We encourage you to reach out with any questions about the MCAF Fellowship Program and application process:

MCAF Director Elizabeth Stephenson [email protected]
MCAF Program Officer Emily Duwan [email protected]

Important Dates

Applications are due May 10th.







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