Foundation / Corporation
National Geographic Society
07/10/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants of up to $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals to develop new or use existing tech-powered tools that will encourage students and citizens to learn about the planet. Funded projects must be be innovative, bold, and transformative.
Funding is intended for innovative use of or development of data-driven, technology-powered tools that support participatory science. Applicants should design or implement tools that support citizen science work, particularly data collection or data analysis, in ways that create learning experiences for citizen scientists, including students.
Priority will be given to research, education, and technology projects that create and execute new digital applications, transform existing applications and products, or use current technologies to do one or more of the following:
- Teach students and other citizen scientists about the planet using experiential, crowdsourced technology
- Encourage students and other citizen scientists who engage with these technologies and projects to build the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary to become stewards of the planet and contribute to solving real-world issues
- Generate data or develop open-source technologies that contribute to scientific inquiry and advance our understanding of the planet
Additionally, all applicants should include a technologist on the project team and:
- detail how applicants will share regular feedback from the project with citizen scientists
- document a basic outline to create, implement, and evaluate participation
- note any scientific or educational outputs, technology used and created, data quality, participant experience, outreach plans for activating the public (including students), potential planetary impacts, and considerations for legal and ethical issues surrounding intellectual property, data sharing, and attribution
Participation and data generation are of equal importance. Participation must be free for all users and cannot incorporate for-profit activities. Technologies might include mobile applications, web-based applications, or hardware and sensors with direct citizen science usage. Projects should create learning experiences through the collection of data and ground-truthing of data relevant to the trends or status of threatened and poorly known species, ecosystems, or human cultural/linguistic diversity.
For projects collecting biodiversity occurrence records, National Geographic is especially interested in supporting projects that use iNaturalist. Biodiversity projects that do not use iNaturalist should clearly explain why different tools, platforms, or methods are more appropriate.
GrantWatch ID#: 185648
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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://grants.nationalgeographic.org
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