Sky and National Geographic are looking for the next generation of ocean heroes. Together, we are offering eligible explorers funding and support to run marine-based projects, and the opportunity to become ambassadors for Sky Ocean Rescue. Working with you, we will capture and share the outcomes of your projects, including potential innovative solutions, to raise awareness of the issues surrounding ocean health.
This call offers less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project and enhance the impact of their work. If you have previously received a grant from the National Geographic Society, you are eligible to apply for this call once your previous project has been finished and provided you have submitted your final report before the application deadline (31st January 2018).
Three of the successful awardees will then be eligible for additional funding and support from Sky through its Sky Ocean Rescue Initiative. Sky will provide additional funding to enhance the impact of the projects through public engagement activities. As part of the wider Sky Scholars programme, additional support will be available including media training, personal development, and mentoring. If you do not wish to be considered for the additional funding or support from Sky, please do not select Sky Ocean Rescue under RFP, but instead apply for an Early Career Grant. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Aurora Elmore, Senior Program Officer, Our Changing Planet.
Grants are typically funded for less than US $5,000. However, we will consider requests for up to US $10,000, to be used over a maximum of one year. The deadline for applications was 31st January.
To be eligible for this grant you must:
For this call, in addition to the written proposal, applicants must also create and submit a video. You can upload your video to Vimeo or YouTube and provide a link and password to the video within the application in the Project Description section, under Question 2: "Please explain why National Geographic is uniquely positioned to facilitate this work." The video submission can be in English, Italian, or German, according to your residency.
For the video, please record yourself on camera for less than two minutes, answering at least one of the following questions:
*Individuals who do not hold permanent residency in any of these countries are eligible to apply for our ongoing grant program, but are not eligible for this specific Ocean call.
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