Participatory Science Program: Our Changing Planet

May 1, 2019

Due Date: 01/01/22
Funder: National Geographic

National Geographic seeks to support participatory science through the development or innovative use of data-driven, technology-powered tools that will increase the understanding, preservation, and protection of the planet. Applicants should design and/or implement tools that support citizen science work, particularly data collection or data analysis, in ways that create learning experiences for citizen scientists, including students.


Priority will be given to research, education, and technology projects that create and execute new digital applications, transform existing applications and products, or use current technologies to do one or more of the following:

Additionally, all applicants should include a technologist on the project team and

Participation and data generation are of equal importance. Participation must be free for all users and cannot incorporate for-profit activities. Technologies might include mobile applications, web-based applications, or hardware and sensors with direct citizen science usage. Projects should create learning experiences through the collection of data and/or ground-truthing of data relevant to the trends or status of threatened and poorly known species, ecosystems, or human cultural/linguistic diversity.

Applicants may request up to $30,000. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.