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Announcing The Explorers Club 2017
Exploration Grants
Deadline for applications is 5:00PM EST, October 10, 2016  

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 Exploration Grants in the following categories:
 
High School Students and College Undergraduates
The goal of this grant category 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.

Graduate Students
This category of grants supports 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 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

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