National Geographic: Exploration Grants

An Exploration Grant application is a request for funding by an experienced project leader in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling and technology. The applicant and his or her team members are expected to demonstrate successful completion of similar projects with measurable and/or tangible results. If you have received a grant from National Geographic in the past, you may submit a new proposal after you have closed your previous grant record. 

All proposed projects should be bold, innovative, and potentially transformative and have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling or technology. Projects should also align to one of our three focus areas: 

  • Wildlife 
  • Human Journey 
  • Changing Planet 

Grant cycles run quarterly until January 2020.

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