Statement of Interest - National Geographic Society Grant Writing Workshop at 2019 SACNAS Conference
The National Geographic Society (NGS), in collaboration with the 2019 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference, will be offering select conference attendees the opportunity to submit a practice proposal for an NGS Early Career Grant (ECG), and receive feedback on it from NGS staff during a full-day grant writing workshop.

This workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu, HI, the day prior to the first full day of the conference. Graduate students currently pursuing a master’s or Ph.D. degree, as well as postdoctoral or early career professionals who have received one of these degrees within the last five years, are eligible to participate.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please submit your statement of interest below by August 15, 2019. NGS will review these statements and invite a select few by August 31 to submit a full practice proposal by September 30 and attend the workshop in October. All answers must be in English. Questions about this workshop can be sent to Arslan Ahmad (

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