The National Geographic are currently seeking proposals for projects to help advance the field of science communication by determining more effective ways to market nature and inspire action.
Proposals can be made for up to $50,000 of funding for projects that: advance the science of nature communication by systematically testing visual communication and education methods; visualise complex data; communicate about an environmental issue; or develop new education methods for reaching learners of all ages.
Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:
- Propose an interdisciplinary collaboration of a scientist (including social scientists) and a visual artist, photographer, or videographer to quantify impact of visual communication via different channels (e.g., Instagram)
- Engage students in identifying and implementing effective strategies for communicating about nature
- Use social marketing principles to inform the approach
- Study how the human brain responds to nature imagery
- Measure audience engagement and test the effectiveness of different communication approaches as part of a storytelling proposal
- Demonstrate increased engagement among target audiences (e.g. decision makers, students, etc.) on the chosen topic
The deadline for applications is 4th April 2018. Further information about the proposal and the application form can be found here.
If you are interested in applying for this funding and would like some support from our Public Engagement team around it, you can! Just email our Engagement Officer Natt Day (nday@Bournemouth.ac.uk) to arrange