About the Program
Building on National Geographic's legacy of supporting exploration worldwide for more than a century, the Global Exploration Fund establishes local support for Research, Conservation and Exploration projects tied to regional networks. The grantees and outcomes supported by the fund will benefit from National Geographic media and outreach with support from a scientific advisory committee, executive committee and regional partnerships.
The Global Exploration Fund - Northern Europe is open to residents of Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ireland to work anywhere in the world. Applications can be submitted in three categories: Research, Conservation, and Exploration.
Research grants must have hypothesis-based scientific research as a primary focus and are awarded based on potential for new advances in field sciences. Conservation grants will be awarded for innovative and applied approaches to conservation issues with potential for global application. Exploration grants support exploration and adventure around the world and are approved by media experts looking for engaging stories and topics suitable for National Geographic media.
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