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All applicants and grantees must meet the following requirements,
regardless of which grant type they are pursuing. 



All applications must be submitted through our online application system . We do not accept mailed or emailed applications. All application materials must be submitted in English.

Early Career Grant and Exploration Grant projects last one year or less. Project start dates should be a minimum of six months after the submission deadline to ensure any awarded funds are received in time. See the Grant Opportunities page for information about exact deadlines.

Learn more about Preparing your Proposal.

Project Leadership
Age Restrictions
Current Grant Restrictions
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Compliance
Award Guidelines and Requirements





How Does Your Project Align?

Potential grantees will need to indicate a project focus—conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology.
Not sure which category your project falls into?

Take Our Quiz





Start your Application

Begin your online application in the Grants Portal.

Project Alignment Quiz Image: Cory Richards/National Geographic