Application for the Early Career Grant is ongoing. The Early Career Grant by National Geographic are designed to offer individuals who have less experience an opportunity to lead a project.
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National Geographic society is a global nonprofit organisation committed to exploring and protecting our planet. They fund projects that are bold, innovative and potentially transformative. Projects must have primary focus of conservation, education, research, storytelling or technology.
Information About The Early Career Grant
Typically, the Early Career Grant project last one calendar year or less. Therefore, if you apply for more than one year funding, your proposal will be sent back to you to revise and resubmit for the next submission deadline.
Projects under the Early Career Grant are usually funded for US $5,000 and cannot exceed US $10,000. If you have previously received an Early Career Grant or a Young Explorers Grant from National Geographic, you may submit a new proposal when you close your previous grant record.
In addition to your application, Early Career Grant applicants must submit a two-minute video that will help evaluate the proposal. You may use your primary language in the video, where the language is not English, you MUST add English subtitle or attach an English video transcript.
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Application For The Early Career Grant
Application is accepted through April 22 and the decision will be made in August 2020. All application must be submitted through the online application system. Mailed or emailed application will not be accepted. All application material must be submitted in English.
Also, ensure the project start dates is a minimum of six months after the submission deadline. This is to ensure any awarded funds are received in time.
Project Leadership: You can only submit an application as a project leader for only one project at a time. Organisations can apply but the individual within the organisation who will lead the project should be the applicant.
Age: There is no maximum age limit but applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of submitting an application. You do not qualify to apply for the Early Career Grant if you have more than five years of professional experience in the field of the project focus.
Citizenship: Applications are welcomed from all around the world. Please note that National Geographic does not assist with visas. If you are planning to work outside of your home country or community, you must include the name and contact information for at least one local collaborator as a project team member in your application.
Compliance: Applicants are expected to comply with the National Geographic society’s ethics policies, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, The U.K. Bribery Act, and other anti-corruption laws.
When you are awarded the Early Career Grant, you will provide a few documents to get your grant started and for the funds to be released. Also, you will sign an individual grant agreement or institutional grant agreement.
If your project is awarded, you will report back on the expected results and outputs you started during the application process at the time of your final report.
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