Call for Applications: National Geographic Funds Storytelling Proposals


Deadline: 22 April 2020


All proposed projects should be bold, innovative, and potentially transformative and have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Projects should also align to one of our three focus areas. 

We do 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. 

Please note that this is a highly competitive grant program; we receive many more applications than we are able to fund.

Project start dates should be a minimum of six months after the submission deadline to ensure any awarded funds are received in time. Learn more about our review process and timelines. 


Possible 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.

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.

Visit our How to Apply section to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to prepare your proposal.

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