National Geographic COVID Fund

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

In response to worldwide disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Geographic Society is providing funding of up to $50,000 for projects focused on how humanity and the natural world have reacted to and are living through the unparalleled circumstances created by COVID-19. Proposed projects should seek to better understand and/or provide solutions to the situations created or magnified by the pandemic, thereby helping us to understand and address the challenges and changes of living in a COVID-19 world.

This fund invites research, conservation, and technology projects on the following two topics:

  1. Community-based and inclusive conservation.
  2. Impacts of tourism changes on cultural heritage sites and wildlife.

Statements of interest will be accepted through March 31, 2021