Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Grant Opportunity: National Geographic Society issues RFP for freshwater conservation. Deadline: March 24, 2024 (Pre-applications)


National Geographic Society issues RFP for freshwater conservation

National Geographic Society has issued a request for proposals for freshwater conservation.

The goal of this RFP is to highlight the real-life stories about water scarcity by funding on-the-ground, community-led conservation projects addressing freshwater scarcity challenges through impactful solutions.

Freshwater is essential to the functioning of our planet: it is necessary to sustain healthy and biodiverse ecosystems, it’s inextricably linked to climate change, and humans depend on water to drink, grow crops, and raise livestock. The World Water Map, which is part of the Society’s World Freshwater Initiative, visualizes areas of global water gaps. The global water gap Hotspots are regions where human demand for freshwater is outpacing renewable supplies, leading to depletion of freshwater resources and the risk of water scarcity. Grants are reserved for select projects located in one of the 20 water scarcity/water gap hotspots, as defined by the modeled water gaps in the World Water Map. Funding requests can be up to $50,000 for projects, which can be up to two years in length.

This opportunity is best suited for individual project leaders with demonstrable experience co-creating or collaborating with the community or communities that are most impacted by the freshwater scarcity issue and proposed conservation project.

Pre-applications are due March 25, 2024. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application, due May 22, 2024.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the National Geographic Society website.

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