We are working to increase global understanding of our planet and create a community of change by advancing key insights about the world and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time.
National Geographic Society–funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative.
All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory and align to our mission and focus areas.
Click the images below to see how we invest in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. Our goal is to identify, cultivate, and develop the changemakers and solutions of today and tomorrow.
Potential grantees will need to indicate a project focus—conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology.
Not sure which category your project falls into?
These grants support projects that demonstrate the power of science and exploration to change the world. Applicants should show a record of successful media projects, and must submit a portfolio. Projects may stand alone or be distinct components of larger efforts. Awarded funds will support field expenses, equipment, and stipends for freelancers. Approval of a storytelling grant does not guarantee publication by National Geographic media.
Our Investment Strategy Images: Pete Muller (Conservation), David Gill (Education), Charles Darwin Foundation (Research), Anand Varma (Storytelling), Jason Edwards (Technology)
Please read and verify that you meet National Geographic's Eligibility Requirements before beginning your application.