Be as specific as possible about the opportunity in which you wish to participate. Name the conference where you have been accepted to present your work or the opportunity (course/training/workshop) you plan to take. For example:
“I am requesting funds to present my project that was funded by NGS at the Society for Conservation Biology annual meeting in Mexico City, March 10-15, 2018”; or “I would like to take a two day workshop with the Op-Ed Project to learn how to to write and place an op-ed related to working with indigenous communities in Peru to raise my profile as a thought leader in the cultural preservation space.”
We expect that you will carefully research the costs associated with the opportunity and accurately reflect those costs in your budget. Dependent care for the time you are participating in the opportunity is allowed in your budget.
Preferential consideration will be given to those who have a current grant or formal relationship (e.g., Fellowship) with National Geographic and who are applying for opportunities related to their National Geographic grant or funding.
There is a cap at $10,000 for each person who applies. Decisions are made bi-monthly. Please anticipate at least two months to receive an answer on the funding and up to an additional two months to receive the funds, if approved.
A report will be required to close out this funding. The report will include 4-5 paragraphs describing the results of the funding, 2-4 photos of you participating in the opportunity, and an accounting for the budget. Any unused funds must be returned to National Geographic.
If you have further questions about this opportunity
please email us at Explorers@ngs.org