Applications Invited For National Geograhic Uncovering Human Origins In Asia And Africa Grants
Last Date - 10 Jul, 2019
The National Geographic Society is an impact-driven global nonprofit organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration, furthering understanding of our world and empowering us all to generate solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future for generations to come. Their ultimate vision: a planet in balance.
About the Grant:
For more than 50 years, the National Geographic Society has supported exploration into the evolution of humankind. Their grants have led to hundreds of new discoveries in paleo anthropology, paleolithic archaeology, molecular anthropology, and paleoecology that have fundamentally changed the understanding of our own species. As they consider that legacy, they look to those areas of the planet where little is known about human origins, and they seek to invest in new ideas, projects, and explorers in and from these regions. The goal of this fund is to encourage further investigation of hominid evolution in Africa and Asia, with preference given to projects in relatively unexplored parts of those continents. Preference will also be given to applicants who are residents or citizens of the country of fieldwork, as well as to projects with strong local capacity development components.
Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:
Discover or explore new paleo anthropological fossil sites in Africa or Asia, particularly those in Central and West Africa and those in East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia.
Design or test new methodologies for discovering or exploring paleo anthropological sites in Africa or Asia.
Develop local capacity in human origins exploration in Africa or Asia.
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. Please see the Preparing Your Proposal page regarding budgetary guidance. Projects should be research-focused but can integrate conservation, education, storytelling, or technology as a secondary component. When applying for this RFP, please select Human Journey in the Lens dropdown menu on the Project Description tab of the application.
Project Focus Area:
All applications must be submitted through online application system . The organization does not accept mailed or emailed applications. All application materials must be submitted in English.
Early Career Grant and Exploration Grant projects last one year or less. Project start dates should be a minimum of six months after the submission deadline to ensure any awarded funds are received in time. See the Grant Opportunities page for information about exact deadlines.
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