This RFP focuses on three specific regions: the greater Hindu-Kush Himalaya mountain system; the Peruvian, Chilean, and Argentinian Andes; and the mountainous regions of British Columbia, Canada, including the Canadian Rockies and Coast Range. These ranges represent some of the world’s most important water towers, which feed rivers that supply freshwater to people downstream and support extraordinary biological and cultural diversity. In these alpine regions, some climate and environmental data is sparse, making effective planning and management in these places uniquely challenging.
We are especially interested in supporting projects that directly monitor or examine changing temperatures, ice volume or extent, and water pathways, or that examine impacts on at-risk downstream populations. Priority for this RFP will be given to projects led by researchers, conservationists, or storytellers from these regions and that aim to do one or more of the following:
Applicants may request up to $100,000. The budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable, well justified costs directly required to complete the project. Please see the Preparing Your Proposal page regarding budgetary guidance. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over the course of one year. All applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of the proposed work.
We will hold at least one webinar in which we answer questions about this RFP. Webinar times, dates, and connection information will be posted in May.
Please note: As a result of changes in Chinese law effective January 1, 2017, the National Geographic Society is unable to support new grantee work in mainland China.
When applying for this RFP, please select Changing Planet in the Lens dropdown menu on the Project Description tab of the application.
Please read and verify that you meet National Geographic's Eligibility Requirements before beginning your application.