The Explorers Club Grants
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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 10 October, 2016 5:00pm EST.
For bachelorstudents - to foster a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of the scientific knowledge of our world: The average award is approximately $1,500.
For graduates - supports field research for those who are just beginning their research careers. The average award is approximately $2,500.
Awards for both categories range from $500 to $5,000. It is recommended keeping your budget realistic. Only a few grants may be awarded at the $5,000 level.
Both grant categories will require you to submit the following via our online application system:
- One page description of your project with attention to scientific objectives.
- Description of qualifications of your project associates and the specific sites of your proposed research.
- One paragraph description of your career objectives and aspirations and how this project fits into that plan.
- Letter of recommendation from your supervisor/s
- Copy of a current student ID.
- Budget outline.
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. Keep your titles simple. Here's an example.
Clearly stated: "Grouping Dynamics of Woolly Monkeys in Lowland Ecuador"
Too much jargon: "Phylogeography and landscape genomics of the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)"
Generally The Explorers Club considers research proposals in a wide array of disciplines, including:
- Geoscience, Paleoclimate, Atmospheric Science, Early Earth, Tectonics, Volcanism, Paleontology, Glaciology, Geophysics, Astronomy
- Marine Science and Fresh Water Science, Marine Biology, Marine Life, Fish, Coral, Ocean, Fresh Water, Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries
- Plants and Molds
For more information, visit The Explorers Club's website.