National Geographic Society offers grants for educators


The National Geographic Society Educator Grants Program offers grants designed to help educators teach people about the world and how it works. All proposed projects should be novel, innovative and exploratory and should align with the society’s mission and one of its focus areas: Human Journey, Wildlife or Changing Planet.

Projects may:

  • Introduce innovative instructional strategies for students of any age and in any location.
  • Take proven ideas and scale or replicate them for larger audiences or different geographical areas.
  • Measure what is working in education and add to the body of knowledge about how people learn.

Three types of grants are offered: early career, exploration and request for proposal.

Grants are offered on a quarterly cycle; the next deadline is July 10, with other quarterly deadlines in October, January and April. Visit National Geographic’s website for more information on the grant program or on the process and timeline.