FAQ: Legacy Fund

  1. What is the purpose of the Genographic Legacy Fund (GLF)?

  2. Who will benefit from the Genographic Legacy Fund?

  3. Who selects the projects that receive grant money?

  4. How can individuals or groups submit project ideas and grant applications to the Genographic Legacy Fund?

  5. Is the Genographic Legacy Fund limited to indigenous groups already participating in the Genographic Project?

  6. How can I find out more information about the Genographic Legacy Fund?

Answers

  1. What is the purpose of the Genographic Legacy Fund (GLF)?

    The GLF funds projects seeking to strengthen indigenous and traditional communities through education initiatives and cultural and indigenous language preservation and perpetuation programs.

  2. Who will benefit from the Genographic Legacy Fund?

    It is our hope that the GLF, funded by a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the Geno 2.0 Kits, establishes a positive and ongoing legacy for the Genographic Project that will benefit indigenous and traditional peoples—those participating in the project as well as non-participating communities.

  3. Who selects the projects that receive grant money?

    The GLF oversight and project approval authority rests with the GLF Steering Committee, which is comprised of members of the Genographic Project Advisory Board and other experts (e.g., linguists, cultural anthropologists, indigenous advocates, and others). In addition, the Genographic Project principal investigators and one or more external indigenous representatives from the region where the application originates provide direct input to the GLF Steering Committee to ensure that a peer review element is embedded in the oversight process.

  4. How can individuals or groups submit project ideas and grant applications to the Genographic Legacy Fund?

    Applications will be evaluated on an annual basis. Groups may apply by filling out the online application located on the Genographic Legacy Fund grants information page. We no longer accept paper applications. For more information, download our Genographic Legacy Fund charter (PDF, Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).  Should you have any specific questions about applying for a grant, please send an email to GenographicLegacy@ngs.org.

  5. Is the Genographic Legacy Fund limited to indigenous groups already participating in the Genographic Project?

    No. In fact, the Genographic Legacy Fund is open to all indigenous and traditional communities, and grants are evaluated based on merit. For more information, download our Genographic Legacy Fund charter (PDF, Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).

  6. How can I find out more information about the Genographic Legacy Fund?

    Download the Genographic Legacy Fund charter document (PDF, Adobe Acrobat Reader Required). You can also email questions to GenographicLegacy@ngs.org.

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