The DigitalGlobe Foundation provides satellite imagery grants to support research projects at the university level within military and civilian academic institutions. Imagery grants are used to advance research in environmental studies, humanitarian support and disaster relief, as well as geographic information systems (GIS) and technologies.
To apply for an imagery grant, please read through the application criteria, how to apply, and the notification and delivery sections.
The DigitalGlobe Foundation's Employee Advisory Committee (FEAC) reviews all applications for imagery grants, considering each application on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will be granted a limited amount of archive imagery at no cost, provided the following criteria are met:
Special considerations can be made for analysts or researchers at non-governmental organizations who may be conducting research to benefit humanitarian or environmental efforts.
If you are interested in applying for an imagery grant, please read through and complete the following procedures:
Each request will be reviewed by the internal Foundation Employee Advisory Committee (FEAC), which will make all determinations as to which imagery requests will be granted.
All applicants will be notified of the Foundation's decision via e-mail after the application has been reviewed by the FEAC. Once an applicant has been approved, the recipient's imagery request will be ordered, processed and shipped by the Foundation's Manager. Every attempt will be made to complete the imagery grant process before the requested deadline. All data is delivered via FTP. A stable internet connection will be needed to download large imagery files. If you are working remotely, or do not have adequate connections, accommodations can be made for alternate delivery methods. DigitalGlobe can only provide limited IT assistance when end-user is experiencing technical difficulties outside of the data that has been delivered.