Deadline:

03 October 2018.

Location:

Online.

(Award)

Description

National Geographic Society: Request for Proposals for Making the Case for Nature Programme

One of the greatest challenges in addressing wildlife issues is that simply communicating the science is often insufficient to inspire action. How might visual artists, photographers, and videographers more effectively create and use images or video to overcome apathy towards species? The goal of this RFP is to determine effective ways to market wildlife to inspire positive action to save species by applying principles of science communication.

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We seek proposals from around the world that advance the science of nature communication by systematically testing visual and marketing methods; visualizing complex data; or developing and evaluating new techniques directed to motivate action to conserve wildlife.

Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:

  • Identify the specific visual and narrative communication mechanisms that will elicit action for wildlife conservation from target audiences. Multidisciplinary collaborations between scientists (e.g., neuroscientists, psychologists) and visual artists (e.g., photographers, videographers, painters, technologists) are strongly encouraged
  • Measure differences in attitudes and/or behaviors across diverse audiences (e.g., ages, geographic regions, backgrounds) based on how information about wildlife is presented; proposals that use creative approaches to overcome sample size issues are encouraged
  • Apply and test social marketing principles to determine best practices when communicating about wildlife conservation to inspire action and increase or maintain engagement from target audiences

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • The science of nature.
  • Wildlife.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

Varies: Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years.

Applications accepted through October 3. Decisions in February 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • All applications must be submitted through our online application system. We do not accept mailed or emailed applications. All application materials must be submitted in English.
  • Early Career Grant and Exploration Grant project 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 Learn more about Preparing your Proposal.
  • You may submit a proposal as the project leader for only one project at a time. However, you may be a project member or co-applicant on multiple grants simultaneously. You must submit a final report and media from any previous grants for which you were the leader before applying to lead a new project.
  • Organizations can apply for grants, but the person within the organization who will lead the project—not the institution—should be the applicant and will be expected to meet the requirements of the grant.
  • Students should not submit in their advisor’s name. The individual responsible for carrying out the project should apply and write the application.
  • 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. Visit our Grant Opportunities page for more information about grant types.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000, but applicants may request up to $50,000. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years. Up to 100 percent of the total can be used as a stipend for the applicant and/or team members (e.g., consultants, field assistants, data analysts, lab assistants). However, a solid justification must be presented if more than 50 percent of the budget will be used for stipends. Requesting funds to “buy out” salaries for full-time employees from their institutions is not allowed. All applications should include a clear review of the state of knowledge about the topic and a plan for evaluating the outcomes of the proposed work.

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How to Apply

First Step: Click here to Take the Quiz.

Second Step: You must apply using the online application in the Grants Portal.

Before your start to apply read that: Below is a checklist of what you will need as the project leader to prepare the proposal. You can also download a sample application to help you prepare. Please review the individual grant agreement or institutional grant agreement you will sign if awarded funding.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Manar Ali/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Sherif Hassan / Egypt 
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