National Geographic/Buffett Awards

National Geographic Society is pleased to announce the National Geographic/Buffett Awards for Leadership in Conservation. These awards are open to the applicants who are a citizen from the country where he/she develops the conservation work.

Award recipients are chosen from nominations submitted to National Geographic Society through a rigorous peer-review process. The awardees chosen each year are honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., and receive a one-time award of $25,000 to support their ongoing work.

Who May Eligible:

Before submitting your nomination, be sure your candidate meets the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be a citizen from the country where he/she develops the conservation work
  • The nominee must be an accomplished individual that has created positive change in his/her community through conservation
  • Preference will be given to nominees who have not received multiple conservation awards
  • Preference will be given to nominees with species-focused conservation efforts

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://natgeo.tfaforms.net/81

Rules:

  • Individuals nominating themselves will not be considered
  • Buffett Awards are not lifetime achievement awards, nor are they early career awards. Thus nominees must be at the peak of their careers as conservation leaders
  • Buffett Awards are not conservation grants.
  • If you are interested in applying to a grant from National Geographic, visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants

Benefits:

  • The awardees chosen each year are honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., and
  • Receive a one-time award of $25,000 to support their ongoing work.

Application Deadline:

The deadline to submit the nominations is Friday, November 30, 2018.

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