Foundation / Corporation
National Geographic Society
07/10/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants of up to $70,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals for projects that promote the acceptance and understanding of migrants and their communities. Funding is intended for education and storytelling projects that inspire action and empathy in citizens of all ages and policy-makers around migrant and refugee communities. National Geographic Society funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative.
Human migrations include but are not limited to nomadic communities, refugees of all kinds, migrant labor, victims of human trafficking, and people exploring the planet and beyond.
Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following through education or storytelling:
- Document the causes and effects of one or more examples of present-day human migration
- Document the lives of present-day migrants, their journeys, and receiving communities
- Develop and test out classroom resources, curricula, or public outreach materials that aim to increase understanding of the migrant experience and acceptance of migrant communities.
GrantWatch ID#: 185646
Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $70,000.
Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years.
- You may submit a proposal as the project leader for only one project at a time. You must submit a final report and media from any previous grants for which you were the leader before applying to lead a new project.
- Organizations can apply for grants, but the person within the organization who will lead the project, not the institution, should be the applicant and will be expected to meet the requirements of the grant.
- Students should not submit applications in their advisor’s name. The individual responsible for carrying out the project should apply and write the application.
- There is no maximum age limit for Early Career Grant applicants.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission.
- Applicants are not required to have an advanced degree.
Ineligible applicants and projects:
- Applications are not usually considered that support strictly laboratory or collections work.
Further eligibility information can be seen at: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/eligibility
All applications received by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the deadline will be reviewed, and decisions announced 4 months later. Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed in the following grant cycle.
2019 quarterly grant cycles:
- Applications accepted through January 9: Decisions in May
- Applications accepted through April 10: Decisions in August
- Applications accepted through July 10: Decisions in November
Project start dates should be a minimum of six months after the submission deadline to ensure any awarded funds are received in time.
All applications should include a clear review of the state of knowledge about human origins in the region and, if applicable, a plan for evaluating the success of the proposed capacity development activities (e.g., field school). All applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of the proposed work on particular audiences.
Process and Timeline: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/process-and-timeline
Grant quiz: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/quiz
Preparing Your Proposal: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/preparing-your-proposal/
Grant Opportunities: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/grant-opportunities/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://grants.nationalgeographic.org
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