Collaboration teams must:
Be multidisciplinary, combining at least two of our five funding categories: research, conservation, technology, education and storytelling.
Comprise between three and five National Geographic Explorers.
Submit a team collaboration plan with the application that outlines team member roles and responsibilities; communication and coordination processes; and agreements on output ownership and credit. Teams must also indicate whether they came together through the Explorer Online Community, Explorers Festival or another avenue.
Applicants may request collaboration funding of up to $25,000. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one year. Please see the Preparing Your Proposal page regarding budgetary guidance.
Applicants must complete the National Geographic Society grant application form and comply with all applicable requirements to be eligible for consideration. Explorers with and without active grant projects are eligible for this special collaboration opportunity. When applying for this RFP, please select Changing Planet in the Lens dropdown menu on the Project Description tab of the application.