3 October 2018.






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.

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As part of supporting a planet in balance, National Geographic offers Exploration grants that concentrate on certain key issues. Applicants may propose projects focused in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology.

Grant projects last one calendar year or less. If you apply for more than one year of funding, your proposal will be sent back to you to revise and resubmit for the next deadline.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Education.
  • Technology.
  • Research.
  • Conservation.
  • Storytelling.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Until the deadline ends.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • There is no maximum age limit for Early Career Grant applicants.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission.
  • Applicants are not required to have an advanced degree. Anyone with more than five years of professional experience in the field of their project focus does not qualify for an Early Career Grant and should apply for an Exploration Grant instead.
  • If you have previously received an Early Career Grant or a Young Explorers Grant from National Geographic, you may submit a new proposal after you have closed your previous grant record.

Opportunity Cost


Projects are typically funded for between US $10,000 and US $30,000.

How to Apply

First Step: Verify that youu agree with all the eligbility requirements and submit your agreement.

Second Step: Create a new account on the National Geography website and confirm it.

Third Step: You should prepare your plan for the project:

Indicate your primary project focus “Take the Quiz” to know what kind of explorer you are Insert your:

  • Project leader information.
  • Project details.
  • Project members.
  • Budget details.-Attachments.
  • Recommended viewer.
  • Other funding resources.
  • Expected outputs.
  • Ethical certification.

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