The National Geographic / Howard G. Buffett Fund for East Africa was established in late 2014 to increase our ability to support scientists, conservationists, educators, storytellers, and technologists whose projects are implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
While we accept applicants from around the world doing work in these countries, we particularly encourage East African citizens and residents from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to apply.
We use one application form for all grant types and regions. Please read more about grant application requirements, eligibility, and program priorities on our main grant page before applying.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the East Africa Program Director, Chloé Cipolletta.
The National Geographic Society has expanded its commitment to East Africa with a philanthropic gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to support scientists and explorers in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and the DRC. If you’re interested in supporting science and exploration in Africa, please contact Grace Hong.
Please read and verify that you meet National Geographic's Eligibility Requirements before beginning your application.