The Explorers Club is proud of its history but also looks toward the future, recognizing the importance of new ideas and avenues of exploration. The Club is deeply committed to supporting the fieldwork of serious researchers and, as part of its public service commitment, offers the following grants:
The Youth Activity Fund Grant supports high school students and college undergraduates. Its goal is to foster a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of the scientific knowledge of our world.
Awards range from $500 to $5,000. We recommend keeping your budget realistic. The average award is approximately $1,500. Only a few grants may be awarded at the $5,000 level.
The Exploration Fund Grant is for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students. It provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers.
Awards range from $500 to $5,000. We recommend keeping your budget realistic. The average award is approximately $2,500. Only a few grants may be awarded at the $5,000 level.
Both The Exploration Fund Grant and The Youth Activity Fund Grant will require you to submit a:
Your proposal should be readily understandable to a reviewer of a discipline other than your own. Avoid heavy use of discipline specific jargon unless clearly defined.
Generally The Explorers Club considers research proposals in a wide array of disciplines, including:
Deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST, November 5, 2014.
Previous Grant Award Winners: