21 October 2020
Archaeology of Sustainability Request for Proposal (RFP)
Archaeology of Sustainability Request for Proposal (RFP) focuses on the gathering and analysis of archaeological, paleoenvironmental, and paleoclimatological data for the purposes of increasing our understanding of human-environmental interactions over time, to ultimately contribute to mitigating contemporary environmental and climatic crises.
Current issues like climate change, overpopulation, disruptions in food security, and loss of habitat and biodiversity are threats that were faced and sometimes overcome by societies in the past. While the challenges we face today may be unprecedented in scale and demographic impact, there is a wealth of information on how people articulated with, mediated, and in many cases impacted long-term environmental trends over millennia. This knowledge can be employed in the development of future strategies in environmental sustainability- and resilience-building, and in understanding how human actions in the past continue to affect present-day communities in their ability to tackle environmental and climatic challenges.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
Early Career Grant projects and Exploration Grant projects should last no longer than one calendar year and should have an appropriate corresponding budget that fits this time frame. Project start dates should be a minimum of six months after the submission deadline to ensure any awarded funds are received in time.
Ideal grant applications for this RFP would consist of research projects that are
- Scientifically rigorous and multidisciplinary.
- Integrate traditional ecological knowledge systems where applicable and appropriate.
- Seek stakeholding community buy-in from the outset of the project.
- Have a robust external capacity development component; and produce archaeological, climatological, and environmental datasets that can be used in the creation of solutions for contemporary environmental issues in collaboration with local communities and/or policymakers.
Proposals should address the following goals:
- To investigate human-environmental interactions over time, focusing on environmental conservation knowledge, practices, and technologies employed by past societies, and their impact on contemporary populations’ ability to mitigate environmental and/or climatic stress.
- To explore how effective present-day environmental conservation strategies can be improved, diversified, and expanded based on knowledge about past societies’ articulation with the environment.
- To delineate how the project’s results can be used to create culturally and environmentally suitable conservation strategies at the policy level and/or collaborate with local communities to build sustainable environmental practices and strengthen resilience in the face of climatic change.
You Must Meet The Following criteria:
- Do not have an active grant from NGS, nor have already been awarded a grant in this cycle.
- Your project has local collaborators (if occurring outside my home country or community).
- Your project does not take place in North Korea, Iran, Syria, or Crimea.
- If your fieldwork is in mainland China or applying from mainland China, you understand that my application may be shared with the relevant government agencies in accordance with Chinese laws and regulations.
- All applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time they submit an application.
- There is no upper age limit for Early Career Grants. However, if you have more than five years of full-time, professional experience in the field of your project focus, you do not qualify for an Early Career Grant. Time in graduate school does not count toward this experience limit.
Note: You must read these details about eligibility from here.
Typical funding (USD) amounts for grant types:
- Early Career Grants: $5,000 (cannot exceed $10,000)
- Exploration Grants: between $10,000 and $30,000
- National Geographic Society prioritizes funding for costs directly required to complete the proposed project, such as travel (including for team members) and fieldwork (including equipment and supplies). Grant awards do not cover funding for scholarships, tuition, training courses, conference-related expenses, study abroad programs, volunteer opportunities, school living expenses, internships, or journal publication fees.
- Appropriateness of the budget is a key factor in our proposal reviews. Successful proposal budgets will include reasonable costs directly required to complete the project.
Note: Read the following requirements carefully from here.
First Step: You must apply using the online application in the Grants Portal.
Second Step: Sign up with your personal information from here.
Third Step: You will receive an email to verify your account, verify from the link in the mail and sign in.
Fourth Step: You will be directed to a page to complete your signing up, complete your information.
Fifth Step: Take this quick quiz.
Sixth Step: You can download a sample application for each project focus as a reference to help you prepare your proposal. These documents are meant for people with intermittent access to the internet and are for preparation purposes only. When you are ready, visit the portal to submit a proposal through the online application system.
- Download a sample of STORYTELLING.
- Download a sample of TECHNOLOGY.
- Download a sample of CONSERVATION.
- Download a sample of EDUCATION.
- Download a sample of RESEARCH.
Seventh Step: You are required you to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, in English, with your application. A CV is an extended resumé that presents biographical data, educational background, employment history, and scientific or media publication history.Early Career Grant applicants may be asked to submit a two-minute video that will be used to help evaluate the proposal. You may speak in your primary language, but if that is not English, you MUST add English subtitles or attach an English video transcript. Also, you must submit a budget with your proposal.
Eighth Step: Download the documents then prepare your answers here or in a separate digital document.When you are ready, visit the portal to submit a proposal through the online application system.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Aya Nady/Egypt “
Reviewed by” Ahmed Elgarf/ Egypt”
MARJ3 Scholarships team