Proposals should address the following goals:
- To investigate human-environmental interactions over time, focusing on environmental conservation knowledge, practices, and technologies employed by past societies, and their impact on contemporary populations’ ability to mitigate environmental and/or climatic stress.
- To explore how effective present-day environmental conservation strategies can be improved, diversified, and expanded based on knowledge about past societies’ articulation with the environment.
- To delineate how the project’s results can be used to create culturally and environmentally suitable conservation strategies at the policy level and/or collaborate with local communities to build sustainable environmental practices and strengthen resilience in the face of climatic change.
We anticipate there will be a future funding opportunity for Enduring Impacts projects that produce relevant datasets and demonstrate public buy-in to apply the results produced in the creation of solutions to contemporary environmental issues. The future call would support the implementation and/or scaling of local community-based environmental conservation projects and/or collaborations with policymakers, urban planners, and disaster managers.
Applicants may request up to $80,000. Budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable and well-justified costs that relate directly to the project. Please refer to the Preparing Your Proposal page for the most up-to-date budgetary guidance.
We are particularly interested in research proposals that generate one or more of the following outputs:
New archaeological, paleoenvironmental, and paleoclimatological datasets on human-environmental interactions that lead to increased knowledge of environmental sustainability and resilience behavior in archaeological contexts.
Local partnerships for collaboration (i.e., local communities and/or policymakers), with the future goal to implement data gathered during the project in the mitigation of contemporary environmental issues.
All applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of the proposed work. If awarded, applicants will be expected to work with the National Geographic Society’s Metrics, Evaluation, and Research team to develop and implement plans for pre/post assessment of stakeholding communities.
Please note: April 10, 2020 is the next deadline to submit a proposal for this funding opportunity.
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Four webinars about this RFP, and how to apply, will be held on October 22, October 24, November 6, and November 8, 2019. Sign up for the webinars here.