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    Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer 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).

    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.

    Where Should I Apply?
    The Committee for Research and Exploration funds hypothesis-based scientific research. Consult the CRE website for more information on the fields of research funded.

    The Conservation Trust funds innovative and applied approaches to conservation with potential for global application. Consult the CT website for more information on the types of projects funded.

    The Expeditions Council funds exploration and adventure around the world. Consult the EC website for more information on the types of programs funded.

    Grant Limits
    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. National Geographic Society funds often serve as complementary support—thus the program encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other sources.

    Grant Restrictions
    National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries.

    Funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or conferences, tuition, vacations, study abroad programs, volunteer activities, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of permanent field stations, or publication of research results.

    Grant recipients are expected to provide the National Geographic Society with rights of first refusal for popular publication and other media coverage of their findings.

    Obtaining an Application Form
    Applying for a Young Explorers Grant is a two-step process.

    First, you must submit a pre-application form online. If your pre-application is approved, you will be sent an email with a link and a password giving you access to our full application online.

    Before you submit a pre-application, there are a few things you should take into consideration:
    The pre-application form can be completed in multiple sessions. You will be allowed to save your work and complete it at another time.
    You will be asked to upload an electronic copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) while completing the form. Instructions will be provided.
    Please make sure that your browser is configured to receive cookies.
    This system works best on Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape 6.0 or higher.
    If you have any questions about the online pre-application form, consult our Frequently Asked Questions.
    If you don't find the answer to your question, Please email the question to the fund you are applying to:,, or Please remember to include Young Explorers Grant in the subject line.
    The Young Explorers Grants Program accepts pre-applications throughout the year. Please submit your pre-application at least eight months prior to your field dates, at least six months for the Expeditions Council. If your application is approved—a decision which takes about eight weeks—the relevant grant program will send you an email with a link to the full application online. The names of three academic or professional references and a curriculum vitae are to be included with the full application.

    Fill out YEG pre-application for Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE).
    Access your saved CRE pre-application form.

    Fill out YEG pre-application for Expeditions Council (EC).
    Access your saved EC pre-application form.

    Fill out YEG pre-application for Conservation Trust (CT).
    Access your saved CT pre-application form.

    from: Young Explorers Grants - Wavuti


    For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in certain fields of natural sciences, including biological chemistry, condensed matter physics, inorganic chemistry, materials science, non conventional energy, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer science, spectroscopy and theoretical physics at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, India.

    Deadline: 30 June.

    IMPORTANT: The following is additional information concerning the TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme tenable in India. It is an integral part of the information given here: TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research. Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the fellowships "for research collaboration", all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and TWOWS that are mutually exclusive.

    Programme Details
    TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) - Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science | Basic Science Research Institute - for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months in the following fields:
    Theoretical physics;
    Condensed matter physics;
    Materials science;
    Non-conventional energy;
    Physical chemistry;
    Organic chemistry;
    Inorganic chemistry;
    Biological chemistry;
    Polymer science.
    IACS will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
    The language of instruction is English.

    Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
    be a maximum age of 40 years on 31 December of the application year;
    hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
    be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
    be regularly employed in a developing country (other than India) and hold a research assignment there;
    must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the application form);
    provide evidence of proficiency in English.
    Submitting your application
    The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 June of each year.
    Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.
    Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS and IACS. The subject line must contain: IACS/PDoc/candidate’s surname. Alternatively, reference letters can be sent by post in sealed envelopes.
    Applicants to the TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send a copy of their application both to TWAS and IACS (hard copy only).
    APPLICATION FORM: Click on the links below to download the application form and guidelines. Before applying it is recommended that you read very carefully the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility criteria, deadlines and other key requirements of the application procedure.
    PDoc Application Form
    PDoc Application Guidelines
    Contact Details
    TWAS Fellowships Office
    ICTP Campus , Strada Costiera 11
    34151 Trieste, Italy
    Tel: +39 040 2240314
    Fax: +39 040 2240689

    Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
    International Relations Cell
    2A&B Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur
    Kolkata - 700 032, India
    Fax: +91 33 2483 6561

    from: TWAS-IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme - Wavuti