Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:
Typical proposals should request less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000 if they are running a field school for students from the region. Successful applicants should use awarded funds within one year. Up to 20 percent of the total can be used as a stipend for the applicant and/or team members. (Please see the Preparing Your Proposal page regarding stipend eligibility and other budgetary guidance.) Projects should be research-focused but can integrate conservation, education, storytelling, or technology as a secondary component. All applications should include a clear review of the state of knowledge about human origins in the region and, if applicable, a plan for evaluating the success of the proposed capacity development activities (e.g., field school).
When applying for this RFP, please select Human Journey 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.