National Geographic Society: Standard Grant Program

Organisation: National Geographic

Apply By:  No Deadline

The National Geographic Society awards grants for research, conservation, education, and storytelling through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative.

National Geographic welcomes applications from around the world, and specifically encourages applicants from outside the United States to apply. Applicants planning to work outside of their home country should include at least one local collaborator on their team. The Committee will not usually consider applications that support strictly laboratory or collections work. Grants are awarded on the basis of merit and exist independent of the Society’s other divisions.

In 2017, the National Geographic Grants Committee will meet four times: January, April, August, and November. Please observe these deadlines for submitting your Standard Grant application:

Three Lenses

The Human Journey

Wildlife and Wild Places

Our Changing Planet

Standard Grant

A Standard Grant application is a request for funding that does not have the urgent time constraints of an Expedited Grant application (see below). The applicant and his or her team members are expected to have clear records of successful completion of similar projects with measurable and/or tangible results. Applications should be submitted at least six months before the project start date.

Grants are typically funded for less than US $30,000. We will consider requests for up to US $50,000.

If your project requires expedited funding due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., volcanic eruption, sudden discovery, urgent threat), please email and explain why your request is urgent, what you plan to do, and how much support you need. Please note that receiving a last-minute notification that you are able to participate in a project is not grounds for expedited funding.

Project Focus Definitions

  • Research
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Storytelling
  • Technology

For more information please check the Link

(Be a part of India’s biggest CSR forum-India CSR Summit & Exhibition 2017 in Gurgaon)