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Explorers Can Now Apply for the Explorers Club Discovery Expedition Grant

By: Discovery

Calling all explorers! The Explorers Club and Discovery Channel announce grant to fund the next frontier of explorers.

April 28, 2020

Today, The Explorers Club, a non-profit world leader in exploration, and Discovery Channel announced a $1-Million “Explorers Club Discovery Expedition Grant” program to further advance significant exploration and scientific discovery.

Calling All Explorers

You can complete the pre-application by going to www.explorers.org. You do not need to be a member to apply for the grant, however, applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply for membership. Final candidates for the Grants will be selected by an independent panel of accomplished explorers, researchers, and academic scholars, in conjunction with both The Explorers Club and Discovery.

The Grant program will allow explorers to share their extraordinary findings on Discovery's TV and digital platforms, in addition to sharing their findings and discoveries in an array of scientific journals highlighting their accomplishments.

The Next Frontier of Explorers

In making the announcement, Richard Wiese, President of the Explorers Club said:

“This is the largest and most expansive Grant program in the 116-year history of The Explorers Club. The Club’s primary mission is to promote exploration by all possible means, and these grants will allow scientists to share their accomplishments on a worldwide stage in a compelling, educational and inspirational manner. This is particularly important at a time when science is often under siege. This level of commitment by Discovery is a significant “game-changer” and will help to foster the next Jane Goodall or Buzz Aldrin.”

Wiese was joined in the announcement by Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual who added:

“Exploration is in Discovery’s DNA. We are honored to support generations of pioneers as they seek to use their expeditions to better mankind and even make history. This is an opportunity to give viewers a front row seat to their amazing and inspirational journeys.” Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual.

About The Explorers Club:

Since its inception in 1904, members of the Club have traversed the earth, the seas, the skies, and even the moon, on expeditions of exploration. First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean and first to the surface of the moon - all accomplished by Explorers Club Members. Notable members include Teddy Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, Jane Goodall, Edmund Hillary, John Glenn, Sally Ride and Bob Ballard.

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