National Geographic opens call to fund projects that measurably contribute to reducing the plastic in the oceans from the source.

Scientists and innovators can participate, including conservationists, educators and storytellers, who develop or test solutions to stop pollution or who promote positive behavioral changes in key actors.

They must be projects with potential for scaling and impact, or that fill gaps in key knowledge about the flow of plastic from their sources to the ocean.

For the above, and although the call is open to any country in the world but with priority of some countries and coastal cities.


Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following activities:

  • Develop innovative solutions to help prevent plastic from reaching the waterways, through recycling by improving waste management or other means.
  • Implement innovative methods that involve stakeholders to create solutions that drastically reduce the use of plastic and / or pollution of watersheds.
  • Projects can focus on conservation, education, research, storytelling or technology.

The amount of typical projects is USD 30,000, and can reach up to USD 50,000.

For more information visit the official site Here

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