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|Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:03 am Post subject: National Geographic Society Offers Young Explorer Grants
|National Geographic Society Offers Young Explorer Grants
The National Geographic Society's ( http://nationalgeographic.com/ )
Young Explorers Grants offer opportunities to individuals between
the ages of 18 and 25 to pursue research, exploration, and conser-
vation-related projects consistent with National Geographic's
existing grant programs, including the Committee for Research and
Exploration, the Expeditions Council, and the Conservation Trust.
The Young Explorers Grants Program supports a variety of projects
and an age-range of applicants generally not covered by other
sources of funding. Applicants are not required to have advanced
degrees. However, a record of prior experience in the fields of
research, conservation, or exploration should be submitted as it
pertains to the proposed project.
Funding is not restricted to citizens of the United States, and
foreign nationals are invited to apply. Researchers planning work
in countries abroad should make great effort to include at least
one local collaborator as part of their team.
Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on the signifi-
cance of the project, though most will range between $2,000 and
$5,000 each. Because National Geographic Society funds often
serve as complementary support, the program encourages applicants
to seek additional funding from other sources.
Visit the National Geographic Web site for complete program
information and application procedures.