The National Geographic Foundation is currently inviting applications for its Young Explorers Grant (YEG) Programme. The YEG offers 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).
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.
- 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.
- 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 United States citizens—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.
How to Apply
Applying for a Young Explorers Grant is a two-step process.
- First, applicants must submit a pre-application form online.
- If the pre-application is approved, an email will be sent with a link and a password giving an access to the full application online.
For more information, please visit Young Explorers Grant.