National Geographic Accepting Proposals for Grants

Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief, National Geographic
Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief, National Geographic

National Geographic is accepting proposals for its Exploration Grant and Early Career Grants for projects in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling and technology.

Eligible works may include photography, filmmaking, cartography, journalism or digital media and cover one of the three National Geographic lenses: wildlife, changing planet or human journey.

All proposed projects should be bold, innovative, and potentially transformative and have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. They should also align to one of National Geographic’s three focus areas: Wildlife, Human Journey and Changing Planet.

All applications must be submitted through the online application system as National Geographic does not accept mailed or emailed applications. All application materials must be submitted in English.

Early Career Grant and Exploration Grant projects last one year or less. Project start dates should be a minimum of six months after the submission deadline to ensure any awarded funds are received in time. Interested persons should go to the Grant Opportunities page for information about exact deadlines.

Projects selected for the Exploration Grant receive between US$10,000 and US$30,000.

Early Career Grants are open to applicants with less than five years of experience and range from $$5,000 to US$10,000.

Applications close on April 22, 2020.

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