Tuesday, 26 May 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2639

There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Jakarta radio station sees democracy drive deliver the King Baudouin
From: George Lessard

2. Government's Vision for Digital Bangladesh Must Include Communi
From: George Lessard

3. Summer Academy "Freedom and Responsibility in the Media"
From: George Lessard

4. International Institute for Journalism
From: George Lessard

5. Community Radio boost for marginalised women (BBC News, 25 May 2009)
From: Salvatore Scifo

6. Austrian Parliament passes legislation on Community Media
From: Salvatore Scifo

7. Cape Town, South Africa: Radio station need sponsorship
From: George Lessard

8. Mumbai, India: MU's community radio gets bigger
From: George Lessard

9. México, D.F.: Government delays granting of licences t o communit
From: George Lessard

10. MENA Jobs in Australian Community Broadcasting
From: George Lessard

11. MENA Summer Academy "Freedom and Responsibility in the Media"
From: George Lessard

12. MENA International Institute for Journalism
From: George Lessard

13. MENA National Geographic in the Field: Young Explorers Grants
From: George Lessard


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1. Jakarta radio station sees democracy drive deliver the King Baudouin
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon May 25, 2009 10:08 am ((PDT))

Jakarta radio station sees democracy drive deliver prize

<http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/business/story/0,28124,25530680-36418,00.html>

Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jakarta correspondent | May 25, 2009
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/


AN Indonesian experiment in promoting democracy and social justice through
community news radio has won the world's most prestigious development
prize.

At least part of the E150,000 ($268,000) purse will be used to install
solar panels for powering studios and equipment at the network's Jakarta
station, which is known to its listeners as Green Radio due to its
environmental focus.

Veteran Indonesian journalist and KBR68H news agency founding member and
executive director Santoso visited Brussels last week to accept the King
Baudouin Foundation award.

The biennial prize has previously been won by prominent institutions such
as 2006 Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's Grameen Bank for its pioneering
work in microfinance among the poor of Bangladesh.

Funded mostly by community support, KBR68H was established in 1999 as part
of the Reformasi movement that had led to the downfall of the dictator
Suharto the previous year, and which was rapidly toppling barriers for
Indonesians seeking a space for free speech.

It was part of an already strong artistic movement known as the Utan Kayu
Community, named for the east Jakarta suburb that was the base of the
group of progressive journalists, authors and social critics who coalesced
around Tempo magazine founding editor Goenawan Mohammad. KBR68H and its
Green Radio studios are still located at the same address, number 68H on
the Utan Kayu main road -- hence the name.

"When we set up it was a small, modest operation -- only six journalists
-- but in the past 10 years the growth has been very significant," Santoso
said from Brussels after receiving the prize.

Our programming "is now taken by around 650 radio stations in Indonesia
and Asia, so I think the progress report is very clear that we more and
more give a service of information to the country".

As well as operating the Green Radio station in Jakarta, KBR68H produces
eight hours of news and current affairs daily, taken from its
correspondents across Indonesia, which is then fed to the network's 650
regional affiliates. The model has been so successful that other
organisations in places such as Nepal are studying how to reproduce it.

Most of the eight hours are in Indonesian, although the flagship program,
the weekly Asia Calling news bulletin, is in English. It is produced by an
Australian journalist, former SBS Radio producer Rebecca Henschke.

Asia Calling is broadcast right across the region, including on community
radio in Australia -- something Santoso admits has helped create a binding
tie between his outfit and Australian audiences.

"We have a direct connection with the community (there)," he said. As well
as its current affairs and daily news bulletins, the agency produces
programs on a wide range of topics including law, human rights, education,
the media and public health.

It is a far cry from the news media scene under Suharto, when restrictions
on free speech were extreme.

Critics, especially journalists such as Santoso, were regularly sacked
from their jobs, jailed and even "disappeared". The name of the country's
peak human rights organisation, Kontras, founded late in the Suharto
period, translates as The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of
Violence.

The changes since then have been profound. Indonesia is about to directly
elect its president for only the second time and, Santoso joked, "just
last week, the Vice-President spoke on one of our programs. You could not
have imagined in the early days that a member of parliament would come to
the studio".

Santoso estimated KBR68H had trained "around 3000 staff in the last 10
years -- not just journalists but also on the technical, marketing and
management side".

More than just disseminating democracy and news, however, KBR68H has given
itself a mandate to improve access across Indonesia to information --
including building radio stations in remote areas, such as Papua, powered
by purpose-built mini-hydroelectric generators.

"This is one of our visions -- that we not only make independent content,
but we also address the quality of access to the network," Santoso said.
"We are very concerned about that, because if we look around in certain
parts of Indonesia, especially Papua, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku (all
relatively under-funded eastern provinces), there are a lot of regencies
that don't have access to local media."

Copyright 2009 News Limited.

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2. Government's Vision for Digital Bangladesh Must Include Communi
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon May 25, 2009 10:51 am ((PDT))

Sunday, May 24, 2009
Government's Vision for Digital Bangladesh Must Include Community Radios
Bangladesh Must Include Community Radios

http://article19-foryou.blogspot.com/2009/05/governments-vision-for-digital.html

As part of its vision for Digital Bangladesh, the Government of Bangladesh
has committed to issuing licenses for community radio stations.

Yeafesh Osman, Minister for Science and Information and Communication
Technology (ICT), said: "I can assure you that the government will be
issuing licenses for community radio soon. This will be a major step
towards achieving the government's vision for a Digital Bangladesh." Osman
was speaking during an interview with a community radio station
broadcasting from an ARTICLE 19 and partner BNNRC exhibition stall at the
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day event, held in
Chittagong on 16-17 May.

As part of this event, ARTICLE 19 and partner organisation Bangladesh NGOs
Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) promoted the theme of
community radio and access to information through an exhibition stall and
fully-fledged community radio station, broadcasting on FM.

The two-day event was organised by the Bangladesh Telecommunication
Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and comprised a national seminar on "Digital
Bangladesh" and "Vision 2021", as well as an ICT exhibition displaying
different information and communication innovations. With over 20 stalls,
various ICT-based organisations took part in the event, including those
promoting software, call-centres, internet services, telecommunication
infrastructure services, video conferencing, mobile telecommunication
services, vehicle tracking and community radio.

There was significant interest in the ARTICLE 19/BNNRC stall and visitors
included Minister Osman, BTRC Chairperson Brigadier General (Retired) Zia
Ahmed and Member of Parliament Akram Hossain Chowdhury.

"In a country like Bangladesh, low-cost tools and information technologies
such as community radio will usher in a new era in promoting the right to
information," said Tahmina Rahman, ARTICLE 19 Bangladesh Country Director,
in a live radio interview. "I hope the Government will take the necessary
steps for speeding up the approval of licenses allowing for the first
time, fully functional community radio stations in Bangladesh."

NOTES TO EDITORS:


• For more information: please contact Tahmina Rahman, Director ARTICLE 19
Bangladesh; tahmina@article19.org; +0171-303-9669


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3. Summer Academy "Freedom and Responsibility in the Media"
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon May 25, 2009 11:05 am ((PDT))

Summer Academy "Freedom and Responsibility in the Media"
Start Date July 26 2009
End Date August 21 2009
Location Hamburg, Germany
Application deadline: May 28, 2009.

Event summary

The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of InWEnt - Capacity
Building International, Germany, announces its Summer Academy "Freedom and
Responsibility in the Media" for young journalists to be held in Hamburg,
Germany from July 26 to August 21, 2009.

Course Objectives: The Summer Academy intends to promote media freedom and
journalistic ethics by empowering young, up-and-coming journalists to make
ethical decisions in their daily working routine as well as under
difficult circumstances. The programme is an opportunity to broaden
journalists' knowledge on the key topic of press freedom. The Academy
seeks to cover both practical experience and profound insights into the
political and ethical framework that guides the practical journalistic
work.

Application deadline: May 28, 2009.
Registration Information

Click here for more information, including application instructions.
http://www.inwent.org.vn/index.asp?menu=detail&id=687

The Summer Academy aims at promoting media freedom and journalistic ethics
by empowering young, up-and-coming journalists to make ethical decisions
in their daily working routine as well as under difficult circumstances.

Application deadline: May 28, 2009.

Download Program Brochure
http://www.inwent.org.vn/file/SummerAcademy.pdf
and Application Form.
http://www.inwent.org.vn/file/ApplicationForm.pdf

Link to IIJ website .
http://www.inwent.org/iij/index.php.en

For more information, please email to hanoi@inwent-vn.org. Ref.: Summer
Academy.

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4. International Institute for Journalism
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon May 25, 2009 11:11 am ((PDT))

International Institute for Journalism

IIJ Programmes in 2009
(All course announcements are subject to changes)
http://www.inwent.org/iij/programm/kurse/index.php.en

[excerpt]

7612505300 - Summer Academy
(Flyer "Course announcement" 169 KB, pdf) Download Link
http://www.inwent.org/imperia/md/content/a-internet2008/iij/accra-freedom-2009.pdf

Venue, Date: Accra, Ghana / September 28 - October 9, 2009
Target group: Young journalists from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire,
Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, Liberia, Mali, Niger,
Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
The course aims at promoting media freedom and journalistic ethics.
7612505700 - Summer Academy
(Fact sheet available in summer 2009)

Venue, Date: South Africa / November, 2009
Target group: Young journalists from SADC countries.
The course aims at promoting media freedom and journalistic ethics.
http://www.inwent.org/iij/programm/kurse/index.php.en


The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) gives young, up-and
coming journalists from developing and transitional countries the
opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the media business. The IIJ
offers advanced training and dialogue for print and news agency
journalists as well as for online journalists.

http://www.inwent.org/iij/index.php.en

The aim of the IIJ programme is to strengthen freedom of expression and
press freedom in the partner countries of the German development
cooperation and thus improve the conditions for democratisation and
economic and social development. In this capacity, the IIJ represents a
key pillar in the media development work of the Federal Government of
Germany and particularly of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation
and Development (BMZ).

The IIJ currently offers up to 40 training courses and dialogue programmes
per year which take place both in Germany and in the partner countries and
reach approximately 500 media workers. A high proportion of our alumni
hold senior positions in the media industry throughout the world.


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5. Community Radio boost for marginalised women (BBC News, 25 May 2009)
Posted by: "Salvatore Scifo" salvatore.scifo@communitymedia.eu salvatorescifo
Date: Tue May 26, 2009 7:05 am ((PDT))

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8061327.stm


Radio boost for marginalised women

By Supriya Menon
BBC India Business Report

In the hot and arid countryside of Andhra Pradesh, T Manjula goes from
house to house checking the year's harvest.
Born on the fringes of Indian society, she has fought her way up through
hard work and guts.
A volunteer with the Deccan Development Society (DDS), she now tries to
help other poor women, most of whom are Dalits, the lowest group in the
Indian social hierarchy.
But while food distribution is a vital part of what she does, Manjula is
more excited about her role as a radio journalist. And it is in this job
that she thinks she can really make a difference.
The local radio station has a state-of-the-art studio in a very ordinary
looking house in Pastapur, 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Hyderabad.

'Many benefited'

Its daily two-hour broadcasts are peppered with small titbits on
farming, medicine, health and music.
"It's a great way for us to document all the local knowledge that
otherwise would have just remained within families," she explains.
"Many people have benefited because of this and everyday I am learning
something new as well."
In fact the community radio concept has caught on so well that many
women from the village have become regular contributors.
H Lakshmamma is one such example. Along with her job in farming, every
month she makes nearly ten hours of programming for the community radio.
She says that she gets paid about $10 (£6.30) a month for the radio work
she does, and it is extra money that she uses to buy food for her family.
Lakshmamma was abandoned by her husband many years ago. Not only has she
managed to raise her daughter all by herself, but she has also become a
key member of the DDS.
It is a tough life for these women in the village. Most of them have not
been to a formal school and work in the nearby fields.
Until the radio station came along, they knew very little about new
technology in farming, or better selling practises.
Most of their information was gleaned from chatting to neighbours or
swapping stories while they worked.

Microphone not spade
But technology now means that the women in Pastapur and surrounding
areas can get their tips, information and news from the radio, spreading
their message of empowerment and more efficient working wider, and with
more impact in the local community.
And it is not just the younger women who have benefited from the radio.
Senior citizens are also learning to incorporate it into their daily lives.
As well as listening to the radio shows, some of the older women have
even recorded songs for broadcast. These women have struggled all their
lives and it is a big deal for them to hear their own voices on the radio.
The station's entire two-hour daily broadcast is put together by two
women, and 25-year-old Algole Narsamma is one of them.
She comes from a family of farmers and for her the programme is a ticket
to another world.
"If I hadn't become a radio producer I would be in the fields like
others in my family," she explains. "And instead of the microphone there
would have been a spade in my hands."
For many women the radio station has had a profound effect on their
lives, and the hope for DDS is that it can continue the project and
expand it to other regions and villages.
At the moment it is funded by money from development organisations,
though the station hopes to make a profit selling advertising in a
couple of years.

More than entertainment
P V Satheesh is one of the founders of DDS and says that the radio
station has helped women in the region become more confident.
He explains that the idea was to get local voices to talk to the local
people on issues that were close to their hearts.
And while the start of the station may have been a success, he admits
that there are many challenges ahead.
Not least the problems of finding enough cash to keep going, and keeping
up with fast-moving changes in technology.
In the meantime, the plan is to focus on the local community, where
slowly but surely, listening to the radio is catching on.
And while for many of the audience it is a bit of entertainment, for the
women involved it is a lot more than that.
It is a means of asserting themselves in this rural setting, of finding
a voice and putting themselves in greater control of their own destiny.


Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/business/8061327.stm

Published: 2009/05/25 23:08:20 GMT

© BBC MMIX

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6. Austrian Parliament passes legislation on Community Media
Posted by: "Salvatore Scifo" salvatore.scifo@communitymedia.eu salvatorescifo
Date: Tue May 26, 2009 7:06 am ((PDT))

-------- Original Message --------
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 11:23:10 +0200
From: Otto Tremetzberger <otto.tremetzberger@frf.at>

Dear Colleagues,

afters 2 years of negotiating (and many more of lobbying) the Austrian
Parliament finally passed a legislation on Community Media last week.

The legislation includes:

1) a "fund for noncommercial broadcasters (Radio, TV)" with 1 Million
€ per year, administered by the Austrian Media Regulator RTR and financed
from parts of the broadcasting fees;

2) a legal definition of non-commercial Radio and Television
as specific form of broadcasting media.


### A rough and shortened translation of the legislation follows:

Fund for the Promotion of non-commercial broadcasting:

To encourage the private noncommercial broadcasting and its contents
the Austrian Broadcasting regulator receives RTR 1 million euros per
year from revenues from broadcasting fees.

The fund is intended to promote the non-commercial broadcasting within
the Austrian media landscape and its support in the provision of
diverse and high-quality programs, which in particular contribute to
the promotion of the Austrian Culture, the audstrian and european
identity, the information and education of the austrian population.

Grants may be used for production costs, financial support of
projects that lead to production or broadcasting of programmes,
training offers, reseach, surveys.

Noncommercial broadcasters are those that are no profit-oriented,
whose program contains no advertising and who provide open access to
the public.

See the full German version (page 4):
http://www.parlament.gv.at/PG/DE/XXIV/I/I_00113/fname_156085.pdf


Kind Regards

Otto Tremetzberger


###

Mag. Otto Tremetzberger, MBA
Geschäftsführer

Freies Radio Freistadt auf 107,1 & 103,1 MHz
Freier Rundfunk Freistadt GmbH
Salzgasse 25, 4240 Freistadt

Mobil: 0043 (0) 664 9201325
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7. Cape Town, South Africa: Radio station need sponsorship
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 26, 2009 7:48 am ((PDT))

Radio station need sponsorship
Bizcommunity.com - Cape Town,South Africa
A community radio station based in Eastern Cape, Grahamstown (Radio
Grahamstown 102,1fm). Having -20 volunteering presenters, it was re-opened
in November ...
<http://www.bizcommunity.com/Noticeboard/196/59/8223.html>


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8. Mumbai, India: MU's community radio gets bigger
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 26, 2009 7:49 am ((PDT))

MU's community radio gets bigger
Daily News & Analysis - Mumbai,India
Mumbai: The Mumbai University is planning a major revamp of its community
radio Mumbai University Students Transmission (Must). New initiatives are
being ...
<http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1258901>


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9. México, D.F.: Government delays granting of licences t o communit
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 26, 2009 7:52 am ((PDT))

Government delays granting of licences to community media outlets ...
IFEX - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Sotelo García also said that the Federal Attorney General's Office
(Procuraduría General de la República) has begun to selectively target
community radio ...
<http://www.ifex.org/mexico/2009/05/25/community_licenses_delayed/>

Center for Journalism and Public Ethics
Calle del Puente No. 222, Col. Ejidos de Huipulco
Tlalpan, 14380 México, D.F.
México
cepet (@) cepet.org
Phone: +52 55 5483 2020


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10. MENA Jobs in Australian Community Broadcasting
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 26, 2009 8:00 am ((PDT))

Jobs in Community Broadcasting

Here are jobs posted by members of the Community Broadcasting Association
of Australia .

http://www.cbaa.org.au/content.php/107.html


To Subcribe or remove your name:
http://lists.amarc.org/mailman/listinfo/mena


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11. MENA Summer Academy "Freedom and Responsibility in the Media"
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 26, 2009 8:00 am ((PDT))

Summer Academy "Freedom and Responsibility in the Media"
Start Date July 26 2009
End Date August 21 2009
Location Hamburg, Germany
Application deadline: May 28, 2009.

Event summary

The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of InWEnt - Capacity
Building International, Germany, announces its Summer Academy "Freedom and
Responsibility in the Media" for young journalists to be held in Hamburg,
Germany from July 26 to August 21, 2009.

Course Objectives: The Summer Academy intends to promote media freedom and
journalistic ethics by empowering young, up-and-coming journalists to make
ethical decisions in their daily working routine as well as under
difficult circumstances. The programme is an opportunity to broaden
journalists' knowledge on the key topic of press freedom. The Academy
seeks to cover both practical experience and profound insights into the
political and ethical framework that guides the practical journalistic
work.

Application deadline: May 28, 2009.
Registration Information

Click here for more information, including application instructions.
http://www.inwent.org.vn/index.asp?menu=detail&id=687

The Summer Academy aims at promoting media freedom and journalistic ethics
by empowering young, up-and-coming journalists to make ethical decisions
in their daily working routine as well as under difficult circumstances.

Application deadline: May 28, 2009.

Download Program Brochure
http://www.inwent.org.vn/file/SummerAcademy.pdf
and Application Form.
http://www.inwent.org.vn/file/ApplicationForm.pdf

Link to IIJ website .
http://www.inwent.org/iij/index.php.en

For more information, please email to hanoi@inwent-vn.org. Ref.: Summer
Academy.


To Subcribe or remove your name:
http://lists.amarc.org/mailman/listinfo/mena


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12. MENA International Institute for Journalism
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 26, 2009 8:00 am ((PDT))

International Institute for Journalism

IIJ Programmes in 2009
(All course announcements are subject to changes)
http://www.inwent.org/iij/programm/kurse/index.php.en

[excerpt]

7612505300 - Summer Academy
(Flyer "Course announcement" 169 KB, pdf) Download Link
http://www.inwent.org/imperia/md/content/a-internet2008/iij/accra-freedom-2009.pdf

Venue, Date: Accra, Ghana / September 28 - October 9, 2009
Target group: Young journalists from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire,
Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, Liberia, Mali, Niger,
Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
The course aims at promoting media freedom and journalistic ethics.
7612505700 - Summer Academy
(Fact sheet available in summer 2009)

Venue, Date: South Africa / November, 2009
Target group: Young journalists from SADC countries.
The course aims at promoting media freedom and journalistic ethics.
http://www.inwent.org/iij/programm/kurse/index.php.en


The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) gives young, up-and
coming journalists from developing and transitional countries the
opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the media business. The IIJ
offers advanced training and dialogue for print and news agency
journalists as well as for online journalists.

http://www.inwent.org/iij/index.php.en

The aim of the IIJ programme is to strengthen freedom of expression and
press freedom in the partner countries of the German development
cooperation and thus improve the conditions for democratisation and
economic and social development. In this capacity, the IIJ represents a
key pillar in the media development work of the Federal Government of
Germany and particularly of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation
and Development (BMZ).

The IIJ currently offers up to 40 training courses and dialogue programmes
per year which take place both in Germany and in the partner countries and
reach approximately 500 media workers. A high proportion of our alumni
hold senior positions in the media industry throughout the world.

To Subcribe or remove your name:
http://lists.amarc.org/mailman/listinfo/mena


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13. MENA National Geographic in the Field: Young Explorers Grants
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 26, 2009 8:00 am ((PDT))

National Geographic in the Field: Young Explorers Grants

<http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/young-explorers.html>

Enhancing our efforts to foster the next generation of researchers,
explorers, and conservationists, National Geographic now provides seed
grants to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 in the fields we have
a rich history of supporting. Young Explorers grants provide the
opportunity for many recipients to pursue their first experiences in the
field.

Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals between
the ages of 18 and 25 to pursue research, conservation, and
exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's
existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and
Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation
Trust (CT).

Eligibility
The Young Explorers Grants Program supports a variety of projects—and an
age-range of applicants—that are generally not covered by other sources of
funding.

Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a record of
prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration
should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project.

Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are
invited to apply. Researchers planning work in countries abroad should
make great effort to include at least one local collaborator as part of
their team.

Where Should I Apply?
The Committee for Research and Exploration funds hypothesis-based
scientific research. Consult the CRE website for more information on the
fields of research funded.

The Conservation Trust funds innovative and applied approaches to
conservation with potential for global application. Consult the CT website
for more information on the types of projects funded.

The Expeditions Council funds exploration and adventure around the world.
Consult the EC website for more information on the types of programs
funded.

Grant Limits
Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the
project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000. National
Geographic Society funds often serve as complementary support—thus the
program encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from
other sources.

Grant Restrictions
National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs,
overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe
benefits are also excluded, as are salaries.

Funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or
conferences, tuition, vacations, study abroad programs, volunteer
activities, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of
permanent field stations, or publication of research results.

Grant recipients are expected to provide the National Geographic Society
with rights of first refusal for popular publication and other media
coverage of their findings.

Obtaining an Application Form
Applying for a Young Explorers Grant is a two-step process.

First, you must submit a pre-application form online. If your
pre-application is approved, you will be sent an email with a link and a
password giving you access to our full application online.

Before you submit a pre-application, there are a few things you should
take into consideration:

* The pre-application form can be completed in multiple sessions. You
will be allowed to save your work and complete it at another time.
* You will be asked to upload an electronic copy of your curriculum
vitae (CV) while completing the form. Instructions will be provided.
* Please make sure that your browser is configured to receive cookies.
* This system works best on Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape 6.0 or
higher.
* If you have any questions about the online pre-application form,
consult our Frequently Asked Questions.
* If you don't find the answer to your question, Please email the
question to the fund you are applying to: cre@ngs.org,
conservationtrust@ngs.org, or council@ngs.org. Please remember to
include Young Explorers Grant in the subject line.
*

The Young Explorers Grants Program accepts pre-applications
throughout the year. Please submit your pre-application at least
eight months prior to your field dates, at least six months for the
Expeditions Council. If your application is approved—a decision
which takes about eight weeks—the relevant grant program will send
you an email with a link to the full application online. The names
of three academic or professional references and a curriculum vitae
are to be included with the full application.

Fill out YEG pre-application for Committee for Research and
Exploration (CRE).
https://www.grantrequest.com/sid_69/?SA=SNA&FID=35021

Access your saved CRE pre-application form.
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_69/

Fill out YEG pre-application for Expeditions Council (EC).
https://www.grantrequest.com/sid_69/?SA=SNA&FID=35025
Access your saved EC pre-application form.
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_69/

Fill out YEG pre-application for Conservation Trust (CT).
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_69/?SA=SNA&FID=35024
Access your saved CT pre-application form.
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_69/

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