The National Geographic Society has issued call for proposals for projects that document human migration.
There are 65 million refugees in the world today and millions more are expected to become “environmental migrants” over the coming decades. These migrations are challenging social bonds and resource allocations around the world, driving political agendas and backlash, and creating new, dynamic multicultural communities.
The goal of this RFP is to support documentary projects that, through education or storytelling, seek to increase understanding of and acceptance of migrants and migrant communities. Grant requests should be for less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $70,000 for two years. Human migrations as defined by National Geographic include but are not limited to nomadic communities, refugees of all kinds, migrant labor, victims of human trafficking, and people exploring the planet and beyond.
Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following through education or storytelling: document the causes and effects of one or more examples of present-day human migration; document the lives of present-day migrants, their journeys, and receiving communities; and develop and test out classroom resources, curricula, or public outreach materials that aim to increase understanding of the migrant experience and acceptance of migrant communities.
See the National Geographic Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.