National Geographic Foundation’s Young Explorers Grant (YEG) Programme

Deadline: 15 January 2016

The National Geographic Foundation in partnership with Luce Foundation is currently inviting applications from the individuals for the Young Explorers Grant (YEG) Programme, providing them with increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries.

The YEG offers opportunities 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).

Grant Information

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The opportunity is open to individuals of age between 18 to 25 years.
  • 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.
  • The grant program in Asia is open to residents of Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam to work anywhere in the world.
  • Applications must be submitted in three categories: Research, Conservation, and Exploration.

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.