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Explorers Club Student Grants

The Explorers Club is proud of its history but also looks toward the future by 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. The average award is approximately $1,500.

Graduate Students and Immediate Post-Doc
This category of grant supports exploration and 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. We recommend keeping your budget realistic. Only a few grants may be awarded at the $5,000 level.

Generally The Explorers Club considers research proposals in a wide array of disciplines, including:

• Climate Change, Geoscience, Paleoclimate (i.e. Early Earth, Tectonics, Volcanism, Paleontology, Glaciology, Geophysics, Astronomy)
• Marine Science, Marine Biology, Marine Life, Fish, Coral, Ocean, Fresh Water, Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries
• Anthropology/Archeology
• Plants and Molds
• Animals
• Conservation Science​


mid October

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: At any level

Graduate: At any stage

Award Type:

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)
Summer (Undergraduate)
Summer (Graduate)
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
July 10, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17