5 October 2016

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
  • Anthropology/Archeology
  • Plants and Molds
  • Animals

For more information, visit The Explorers Club's website.