Travel needs to be about more than just a basic want, especially now. It needs to have meaning. At least that’s how The Explorers Club — a group founded in 1904 to support the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space through education, research, and travel — sees it. The club’s membership boasts the biggest names in science and exploration, from Jane Goodall to Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin to Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay to James Cameron.
To help facilitate “traveling for more” amongst us mere mortals, The Explorers Club has teamed up with the Discovery Channel to offer the new “Explorers Club Discovery Expedition Grant.” The $1-million grant will allow would-be explorers to “explore in the pursuit of scientific understanding for the betterment of humanity and all life on Earth, and beyond,” according to The Explorers Club.
According to The Explorers Club: “You do not need to be a member to apply for the grant, however, applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply for membership.” The grant will be a yearly offering and winners will be able to utilize the Discovery Channel and its platforms to talk about their findings to help spread the word worldwide.
You’ll need to head over to The Explorers Club grant application page to submit a “pre-application.” Your pitch must include what real fieldwork you plan to do while working/traveling in the following fields: “Biological sciences, archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, earth sciences, ecology, and astronomy, as well as exploratory projects that reveal new knowledge about the planet and its inhabitants, including regions undergoing significant environmental or cultural change.”
You’ll also need a one-page pitch, three-minute video, a list of collaborators on the ground, letters of recommendation plus (a lot) more found here. This may seem like a lot, but they’re not just giving away $1-million without valid reasons and resources in place to make this worthwhile for all parties.
Still, if your adventure dreams are huge, this is a great chance to make them a reality.
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“This is the largest and most expansive Grant program in the 116-year history of The Explorers Club. The Club’s primary mission is to promote exploration by all possible means, and these grants will allow scientists to share their accomplishments on a worldwide stage in a compelling, educational and inspirational manner. This is particularly important at a time when science is often under siege. This level of commitment by Discovery is a significant “game-changer” and will help to foster the next Jane Goodall or Buzz Aldrin.” – @richardwiese, TEC President . . @The_Explorers_Club and @Discovery Announce Grant to Fund the Next Frontier of Explorers . The Explorers Club, a non-profit world leader in exploration and Discovery Channel, a network dedicated to bringing the latest in science and the wonders of the natural world to audiences around the globe, today announced a $1-Million “Explorers Club Discovery Expedition Grant” program to further advance significant exploration and scientific discovery. Final candidates for the Grants will be selected by an independent panel of accomplished explorers, researchers, and academic scholars, in conjunction with both The Explorers Club and Discovery. . The Grant program will allow Explorers to share their extraordinary findings on Discovery Channel television and digital platforms, in addition to explorers sharing their findings and discoveries in an array of scientific journals highlighting their accomplishments. . You do not need to be a member to apply for the grant, however, applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply for membership. . Head to the link in our bio for more info and to apply! #ExplorersClubxDiscovery #ExplorersClubDiscoveryGrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . #grants #grant #grantsandfunding #explorers #exploration #expedition #science #scientificresearch #discoverychannel #explorersclub #theexplorersclub