Citizen Science for Species Discovery

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US $5,000 - US $30,000

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

  • Support citizen scientists to conduct inventories, surveys, and/or research in areas that demonstrate a likelihood for new species discoveries due to species endemism and richness, especially where these have been highly damaged or threatened by human activities.
  • Support the rediscovery of species where there is evidence a species thought to be extinct may still exist.
  • Support the surveying of and primary data collection on species occurrences and abundances for species and regions with limited existing data.
  • Encourage students and other citizen scientists who engage with these projects to build the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary to become stewards of the planet and contribute to solving real-world issues

Criterias

  • Project Leadership:
    • You may submit a proposal as the project leader for only one project at a time. 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.
  • Age Restrictions:
    • All applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time they submit an application. 
  • Citizenship:
    • We encourage applications from around the world. 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 the application. Please note that the National Geographic Society does not assist with visas.

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