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National Geographic Society
04/10/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals for marketing projects that will inspire proactive wildlife conservation activities. Funding is intended for projects that present complex data visually, systematically test marketing and visualization methods, or develop and evaluate new techniques directed to motivate action to conserve wildlife. National Geographic Society funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative and have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology.
One of the greatest challenges in addressing wildlife issues is that simply communicating the science is often insufficient to inspire action. The goal of the Making the Case for Nature request for proposals is to determine effective ways to market wildlife to inspire positive action to save species by applying principles of science communication.
Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:
- Identify the specific visual and narrative communication mechanisms that will elicit action for wildlife conservation from target audiences. Multidisciplinary collaborations between scientists (e.g., neuroscientists, psychologists) and visual artists (e.g., photographers, videographers, painters, technologists) are strongly encouraged
- Measure differences in attitudes and or behaviors across diverse audiences (e.g., ages, geographic regions, backgrounds) based on how information about wildlife is presented; proposals that use creative approaches to overcome sample size issues are encouraged
- Apply and test social marketing principles to determine best practices when communicating about wildlife conservation to inspire action and increase or maintain engagement from target audiences
GrantWatch ID#: 185647
Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000 but applicants may request up to $50,000.
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 PM U.S. Eastern Time on April 10 will be reviewed and decided upon in August. 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
- Applications accepted through October 9: Decisions in February 2020
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 the topic and a plan for evaluating the outcomes of the proposed work.
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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