Young Explorers Grants, National Geographic

Deadline: all year round
Open to: individuals ages 18 to 25
Grant: between US $2,000 and $5,000 at the maximum

The Young Explorers Grants Program supports a variety of projects—and an age-range of applicants—that are generally not covered by other sources of funding.

Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT).

Eligibility

Individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT).

Application Process

1st Step:
* submit a pre-application form online (if approved, you will be sent an email with a link and a password giving you access to our full application online)
* you will be asked to upload an electronic copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) while completing the form
* submit your pre-application at least eight months prior to your field dates, at least six months for the Expeditions Council.

2nd step:
* complete the online application (after you have been sent the e-mail with a link and a password)

Grant

Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000 at the maximum. National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the project.

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