The Explorers Club Washington Group’s Exploration and Field Research Grants Program was established to encourage young men and women to add to the body of knowledge of the earth, its people and the universe through exploration and field research.
These grants are made to support fieldwork and closely related endeavors. The amount of a grant can range from one to several thousand dollars. Examples of disciplines appropriate for support are anthropology, archeology, ecology, entomology, botany, linguistics, ornithology, geography, ichthyology, geology, oceanography, glaciology, and similar disciplines. Allowable items to be funded include travel to specialized facilities or field research locations, purchase of supplies, rental of field research facilities, and similar items. Funds may not be used for stipends, tuition, textbooks, journals, language training, allowances for dependents, travel to scientifice meetings, publication costs, reproduction, or indirect costs.