Maya Research Program


Funding Sources
Funding Sources for Study Abroad- USA
American Archaeology Abroad Scholarship: This annual fellowship program awards a $1500 fellowship stipend to an American undergraduate student to help pay expenses associated with participation in an excavation project. 
Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship This scholarship from the Archaeological Institute of America is intended to help students who are planning on participating in archaeological field work for the first time. The Scholarship fund provides $1000 USD to help pay expenses associated with a field school.
.Association of American Geographers: Offers a broad range of grants for geography related projects ranging from research and dissertations to grants for educators.
Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund For high school and college undergraduate students to enable them to participate in field research in the natural sciences under the supervision of a qualified scientist.
Foundation for Global Scholars: Serving U.S. undergraduate and graduate students pursuing accredited study abroad programs. Over 200 scholarships between $1000 and $2,500 will be awarded this calendar year for US citizens. 
Fund for Education Abroad: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residentscurrently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges and who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks.  Awards are up to $10,000.  Look at the "Dedicated Scholarships" as well to see if you may be eligible to those specific awards.
Gilman International Scholarship (Federal Program for students who qualify for Pell Grants) The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
National Geographic Young Explorer Grant
The National Geographic Young Explorer Grants offers opportunities to individuals between the ages of 18 and 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). Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are invited to apply.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship:
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. 
Sacramento Archaeology Society Student Scholarship: Scholarships will be considered in archeology and related fields for undergraduate and graduate students.  Scholarships may be awarded, but are not limited to, participation in a field school and/or tuition for a field school. 
SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship or NSF Scholarship for Archaeological Training
To support archaeological training or a research program for Native American students or employees of tribal cultural preservation programs (up to $5,000).
(Also available: SAA Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship: To support undergraduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $5,000). SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship: To support graduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $10,000).)
SAA Minority Scholarships Committie: Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarships (HUGS): The SAA HUGS award helps increase the number of underrepresented minorites obtaining degrees in archaeology and participating in field schools.
Welker Scholarship Fund The Maya Research Program offers a limited number of scholarships to promising students who will attend Blue Creek for at least two sessions. Students targeted for this award are advanced undergraduate or early graduate students in archaeology. However, MRP has funded non-majors in the past and all interested students are encouraged to apply. The scholarships are funded by the Welker Scholarship Endowment Fund and supplemented by generous donors

Additional Funding Sources - USA
Explorers Club Exploration Fund Grants for scientific field research and exploration.
Alianza Mayer Scholarship for Research in Pre-Columbian Art
Denver Art Museum
Solmsen Post-Doctoral Fellowships
University of Wisconsin
Memoria Romana: Doctoral Fellowships & International Research Stipends
Max Planck Institute Research Award
International Collaborative Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Research Program
America for Bulgaria Foundation

Collaborative High-Risk Anthropological And Archaeological Research (HRAR)
America for Bulgaria Foundation
Bi-directional Mayan Archaeology Outreach Grant
Maya Area Cultural Heritage Initiative - MACHI
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Grant Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities, Collaborative Research Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Geographical Society Committee for Research and Exploration
National Geographical Society
National Humanities Center
National Humanities Center
The Prehistoric Society
The Prehistoric Society
Wenner-Gren Foundation, Post-Ph.D. Research Grants
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
American Council of Learned Societies
American Council of Learned Societies
American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grants
American Philosophical Society
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Digital Resource Listings Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts National Gallery of Art
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants, Wenner-Gren Foundation
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.

National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting scientific progress in the United States. Research grants provide funding cultural and biological anthropology, as well as archaeology and linguistics.
Social Science Research Council
The SSRC has over over 30 programs organized into five program areas. Grants and fellowships are specific to each program. The Interntational Dissertation Research Fellowship supports research for social scientists with projects outside of the U.S.
The American Council of Learned Societies
The Mellon/ACLS early career fellowships provides year-long fellowships to support Ph.D. dissertation completion in humanistic disciplines. Other Fellowships are available for post-graduate work and research, a small amount are designated towards area studies in regions including China, Eastern Europe and Southeast Europe as well as archeological research in East Asian Archaeology.
School for Advanced Research
Resident Scholar program and a Summer Scholar program where Fellows are provided with a stipend, living quarters and other resources to support their intellectual development and writing. Fellowships are for anthropololgists or scholars in closely related disciplines. Preference is given to applicants whose fieldwork or basic research and analysis are complete and who need time to write manuscripts. The fellowships are not intended as immediate postdoctoral positions, and dissertation rewrites are not encouraged.
The National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution created by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent conflict and/or sustain peace. A senior Scholar program permits scholars to be in residence for up to 10 months. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security.
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers hosts centers in numerous member countries. It has fellowship programs supporting: U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars in social sciences who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance; a Mellon East-Central European Research Fellowship supporting scholars in the humanities and allied social sciences to carry out research at institutes of advanced study in other countries, and; selected language study programs.
American Association of University Women
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, the Educational Foundation provided more than 250 fellowships, grants, and special awards to outstanding women. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.
American Councils for International Education
An international non-profit organization working to advance education, research, and mutual understanding across the United States, Canada and the nations of Southeastern Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia. The organization designs, implements, and supports innovative programs in education, professional development, and scholarly research. Grants for study and research in relevant countries as well as possiblities for language training.
Boren Fellowships
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. The Fellowships are admisistrated through the Institute of International Education
Chateaubriand Fellowship
Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities and post-doctorates to conduct research in France for up to 12 months. Chateaubriand recipients receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance.
Council on Library and Information Resources
CLIR works to maintain and improve access to information for generations to come. It administers the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. The fellowship program is to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources (such as museums, archives and libraries). Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the U.S.
Human Paleobiomics: Hard Tissue Research Program
A grant for students in Ph.d. programs. Projects must emphasize a hard tissue biology approach in pursuit of knowledge and enhanced understanding of early human paleobiology and/or any element of the paleobiome in which early humans lived. The grant is for dissertation research and for up to 50% of project direct costs for up to two years and a total maximum of $12,500
National Humanities Center
Residential fellowships are available for individuals with a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication. The Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. The Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include one fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies; English literature; art history; Asian Studies; and theology. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Stipends are calculated on an individual basis
National Periship Awards
Two fellowships of up to $10,000 sponsored by Swiss Re will be awarded to Ph.D. candidates to support dissertation work in the physical sciences on natural hazards, risk and disasters.In addition, funding from NSF will provide up to an additional 2 fellowships in any relevant field of the natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, specialties in engineering, or interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies. We will award up to 4 fellowships for PhD-level work in hazards, risk, or disasters in any discipline, including the natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, specialties in engineering, or interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies. Fellowship candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) at a U.S. institution by the application deadline with an approved dissertation proposal. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as the doctorate degree will be granted by a U.S. institution.
Philanthropic Educational Organization
The P.E.O. Sisterhood promotes educational opportunities for women. There are different programs: P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, Cottey College, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, and P.E.O. Scholar Awards. The International Peace Scholarship allows international students to study in the US, and other programs provide loans and funding for doctoral support. Consult the website for more details.
SRI Foundation
A foundation dedicated to Cultural Resource Management. The Foundation has two $10,000 dissertation research grants (formerly called research scholarships) to advanced PhD candidates. This year, there are two distinguished two classes of awards. As in previous years, the first class of award will be given to students who expand the scholarly impact of one or more completed historic preservation projects. The hew second class of award will be given to students who advance the practice of historic preservation. The Foundation also runs a summer institute for professional development in Cultural Resouce Management.
The Curtiss T. Brennan & Mary G. Brennan Foundation (not applicable to Mesoamerica)
The Curtiss T. Brennan & Mary G. Brennan Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established in 1988 to provide funding support for archaeological field research, emphasizing in particular those regions of the world in which early centers of complex culture or civilization originated. The Brennan Foundation views its grants as seed money, as a catalytic agent enabling especially significant archaeological projects to initiate or dramatically expand work and progress to the point where traditional sources of major funding may be approached. Application must be made by the sponsoring institution through the principal investigator. Grants are not available for dissertation research.
The Fulbright Hays Fellowship
This program to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. Proposals focusing on Western Europe are not eligible.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
The Foundation places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world and also encourages related research projects in neuroscience, genetics, animal behavior, the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems. Graduate students and faculty are eligible to apply.
The Institute for International Education
The IIE manages undergraduate and graduate level scholarships at accredited academic institutions throughout the world. IIE implements many of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs and manages global scholarships through our network of domestic and international offices.
The National Geographic Society
Grants for scientific field research and exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures). Funding is not restricted to United States citizens. Researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams.
The Systematics Research Fund
A joint fund of the Linnean Society and the Systematics Association, the Systematics Research Fund provides grants annually for small-scale research projects in the field of systematics. Contributions are typically made towards fieldwork expenditure, the purchase of scientific equipment or expertise (e.g. buying time on analytical equipment), specimen preparation (including the cost of temporary technical assistance), and publication costs. Projects of a more general or educational nature will also be considered, provided that they include a strong systematics component.
The Toyota Foundation
A variety of funding opportunities, most significantly the Asian Neighbors Program and the Research Grant Program. This program supports research incorporating the sort of cross-disciplinary vision that produces organic interaction and leads to synthesis—research activities in which areas that tend to be segmented into opposing categories, such as social and scientific, academic and practical, and tacit knowledge and formal knowledge, interact and become integrated. The Toyota Foundation seeks to contribute to the development of better societies tat will foster rich relationships among people and between people and nature. This program is open to anyone in Japan or anywhere else, not only scholars and people with practical expertise but also activists and practitioners from outside the establishment.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Fellowships for doctoral and and faculty members divided into specific program areas. Dissertation grants for research dealing in ethics and religious questions, and also one for women's issues. Support for recent faculty members is also available.
World Wildlife Foundation- Kathryn Fuller Science Fund for Nature
As part of its commitment to advancing conservation through science, WWF established the Kathryn Fuller Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships to support scholars working on issues of exceptional importance and relevance to conservation in one of the WWF-US priority places. Themes and regions are listed on the WWF website.
The National Academies
The National Academies bring together four organizations: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Among the fellowships administered through the academy is the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship program (pre and postdoctoral), and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Urban Studies Postdoctoral Program.
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
Provides grants of up to $10,580 to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.
The American Association of University Women
Fellowships are available to support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents.
The Marchionne Foundation
The Foundation supports research on issues of well-being and currently emphasizes 1) Aspects of life-singlehood and 2) Health, medicine, and behavior. The Foundation awards grants to organizations rather than individuals. Thus, the successful applicant must be affiliated with a research institute or four-year academic institution at which empirical research is supported. Applicants must be affiliated with an American or Canadian organization, and must hold the Ph.D., though graduate students may be listed as co-PI.
Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (not active now)
The foundation research grants support scholarly works with the potential for significant contributions to the understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures and continuities thereof among the indigenous cultures in modern Mesoamerica (México, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador). Projects in the disciplines of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, linguistics, ethnohistory, ethnography, and sociology are accepted.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships for the development of scholars (with Ph.D.s) and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts. Fellowships are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The National Institutes of Health
The primary U.S. federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH has several priority areas and focal points of interest spread out among different institutes. Predoctoral and postdoctoral grants to support research in medical and behavioural research, including the Ruth L. Kirschstein National (Predoctoral) Research Service Awards to promote diversity in health-related and behavioural research.
The American Philosophical Society
The society has several different funds, including a grant for fieldwork (the Lewis and Clark Fund), grants towards Native American Studies (The Phillips Fund) and a grant for sabbatical leave.
TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship
Fellowship for graduate students with new cutting-edge research dedicated to furthering the study of the African Diaspora.
Mexico-North Research Network
Mexico North exists to promote research, education and outreach focused on Mexico and the United States.
International Resources and Exchanges Board
IREX has offices and representatives in over 125 cities of Europe and Eurasia and administers programs to advance education, support independent media, promote Internet development, and build civil society throughout. Fellowships are available for predoctoral and postdoctoral research in various countries.
American Institute of Indian Studies
Fellowships at the Ph.D. and post-Ph.D. level for students enrolled in U.S. universities to study and research aspects of Indian language and culture.
Lambda Aalpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
Applicant must be a member of Lambda Alpha and be enrolled in the graduate program in their department for at least one-year. They must have selected their thesis advisor and have formally formed their thesis and dissertation committee.
The George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation
A limited number of fellowships are awarded each year for independent projects for individuals in their mid-career in fields selected on a rotational basis. Approximately ten fellowships will be offered for the 2007-2008 fellowship year to support persons engaged in independent projects in the following fields: Visual Arts, Media Studies, and the History of Art and Architecture.
Clearing Houses
American Anthropological Association
The AAA is the world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. The AAA's web site provides: information on career opportunities; lists information on meetings of interest to anthropologists throughout the year; contact information on all AAA Interest Groups, and offers links to Internet resources that are of interest to anthropologists.
Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit association of grantmaking foundations. The Council's web site provides information on the role and value of organized philanthropy and offers links to many of the Council member foundations.
New York Regional Association of Grantmakers
A nonprofit membership association of donors in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area. This web site offers additional information about, and links to, various grantmaking organizations throughout the tri-state region.
Grantmakers - International
The Leakey Foundation
The Leakey Foundation provides research funding to increase scientific knowledge and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.
Social Science Research Council
The SSRC has over 30 programs organized into five program areas. Grants and fellowships are specific to each program. The International Dissertation Research Fellowship supports research for social scientists with projects outside of the U.S.
School for Advanced Research
Resident Scholar program and a Summer Scholar program where Fellows are provided with a stipend, living quarters and other resources to support their intellectual development and writing. Fellowships are for anthropololgists or scholars in closely related disciplines. Preference is given to applicants whose fieldwork or basic research and analysis are complete and who need time to write manuscripts. The fellowships are not intended as immediate postdoctoral positions, and dissertation rewrites are not encouraged.
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution created by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent conflict and/or sustain peace. A senior Scholar program permits scholars to be in residence for up to 10 months. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security.
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers hosts centers in numerous member countries. It has fellowship programs supporting: U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars in social sciences who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance; a Mellon East-Central European Research Fellowship supporting scholars in the humanities and allied social sciences to carry out research at institutes of advanced study in other countries, and; selected language study programs.
American Association of University Women
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, the Educational Foundation provided more than 250 fellowships, grants, and special awards to outstanding women. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.
American Councils for International Education
An international non-profit organization working to advance education, research, and mutual understanding across the United States, Canada and the nations of Southeastern Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia. The organization designs, implements, and supports innovative programs in education, professional development, and scholarly research. Grants for study and research in relevant countries as well as possibilities for language training.
Human Paleobiomics: Hard Tissue Research Program
A grant for students in Ph.d. programs. Projects must emphasize a hard tissue biology approach in pursuit of knowledge and enhanced understanding of early human paleobiology and/or any element of the paleobiome in which early humans lived. The grant is for dissertation research and for up to 50% of project direct costs for up to two years and a total maximum of $12,500
National Geographic Young Explorer Grant
The National Geographic Young Explorer Grants offers opportunities to individuals between the ages of 18 and 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. 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.
National Humanities Center
Residential fellowships are available for individuals with a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication. The Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. The Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include one fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies; English literature; art history; Asian Studies; and theology. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Stipends are calculated on an individual basis
Philanthropic Educational Organization
The P.E.O. Sisterhood promotes educational opportunities for women. There are different programs: P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, Cottey College, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, and P.E.O. Scholar Awards. The International Peace Scholarship allows international students to study in the US, and other programs provide loans and funding for doctoral support. Consult the website for more details.
The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarship Programme in Migration Studies
A dissertation fellowship competition run through the Bucerius ZEIT-Stiftung addressing issues around migration. This international scholarship program is addressed at Ph.D. students of – in a broad sense – social sciences. For 2009 applications to study "Migration, Development and the Environment" are especially welcome. Each year, between 6 and 8 scholarships are offered comprising a monthly stipend of 1,200 Euros for up to a maximum of 36 months. (The website can be selected to be in English or German from the home page)
The Curtiss T. Brennan & Mary G. Brennan Foundation (does not offer funding for Mesoamerica.)
The Curtiss T. Brennan & Mary G. Brennan Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established in 1988 to provide funding support for archaeological field research, emphasizing in particular those regions of the world in which early centers of complex culture or civilization originated. The Brennan Foundation views its grants as seed money, as a catalytic agent enabling especially significant archaeological projects to initiate or dramatically expand work and progress to the point where traditional sources of major funding may be approached. Application must be made by the sponsoring institution through the principal investigator. Grants are not available for dissertation research.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
The Foundation places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world and also encourages related research projects in neuroscience, genetics, animal behavior, the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems. Graduate students and faculty are eligible to apply.
The Institute for International Education
The IIE manages undergraduate and graduate level scholarships at accredited academic institutions throughout the world. IIE implements many of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs and manages global scholarships through our network of domestic and international offices.
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)
The MMMF was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the wellbeing of women and children in developing countries. The grant supports the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries. For the US or CANADA online application is available and women from developing countries currently enrolled at US or Canadian colleges/universities are eligible. For AFRICA the online application for the academic year 2010 will be available from June 1, 2009 and women from developing countries currently enrolled in South Africa at either University of Pretoria or University of Cape Town are elligible. The MMMF is in the process of exploring feasibility to extend its grants to other countries such as Brazil and Bangladesh.
The National Geographic Society
Grants for scientific field research and exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures). Funding is not restricted to United States citizens. Researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams.
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
US$ 25,000 (maximum) available through the World Bank to help advance doctoral research work through a residency period of five to ten months in a host institution in a country other than the applicant's home country or country of residence. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and by interacting with peers. Fellows must be a national and resident of a World Bank member country which is currently eligible to borrow. Applicants should be under 45 years, and have completed any course work or exams required for their doctoral program.
The Systematics Research Fund
A joint fund of the Linnean Society and the Systematics Association, the Systematics Research Fund provides grants annually for small-scale research projects in the field of systematics. Contributions are typically made towards fieldwork expenditure, the purchase of scientific equipment or expertise (e.g. buying time on analytical equipment), specimen preparation (including the cost of temporary technical assistance), and publication costs. Projects of a more general or educational nature will also be considered, provided that they include a strong systematics component.
The Toyota Foundation
A variety of funding opportunities, most significantly the Asian Neighbors Program and the Research Grant Program. Online Applications have a deadline of May 2010 for fiscal year 2010. The basic theme in 2010 is "The Search for the Richness of Human Life and Activity". This program supports research incorporating the sort of cross-disciplinary vision that produces organic interaction and leads to synthesis—research activities in which areas that tend to be segmented into opposing categories, such as social and scientific, academic and practical, and tacit knowledge and formal knowledge, interact and become integrated. The Toyota Foundation seeks to contribute to the development of better societies tat will foster rich relationships among people and between people and nature. This program is open to anyone in Japan or anywhere else, not only scholars and people with practical expertise but also activists and practitioners from outside the establishment.
World Wildlife Foundation- Kathryn Fuller Science Fund for Nature
As part of its commitment to advancing conservation through science, WWF established the Kathryn Fuller Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships to support scholars working on issues of exceptional importance and relevance to conservation in one of the WWF-US priority places. Themes and regions are listed on the WWF website.
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
Provides grants of up to $10,580 to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.
Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (Not active)
The foundation research grants support scholarly works with the potential for significant contributions to the understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures and continuities thereof among the indigenous cultures in modern Mesoamerica (México, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador). Projects in the disciplines of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, linguistics, ethnohistory, ethnography, and sociology are accepted.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships for the development of scholars (with Ph.D.s) and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts. Fellowships are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mexico-North Research Network
Mexico North exists to promote research, education and outreach focused on Mexico and the United States.
The Volkswagen Foundation
The foundation is committed to the furtherance of the humanities and social sciences as well as science and technology in higher education and research. The Volkswagen Foundation provides financial support to academic institutions in Germany, as well as other countries. An important part of its mission is to provide support for aspiring young academics, promote international exchange and to enhance the structural conditions for research and higher education.
UK Focus Funding Sources (not all have UK residency requirements)
Adrian Ashby-Smith Memorial Trust
c/o Mr Jan Ivan-Duke, 39 Sutherland Drive, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 3NZ Preference to those under 40 years of age who are taking part in their first expedition. Three categories: member of scientific/exploratory expedition, handicapped member of expedition, member from an under-privileged
background. Deadline: 1 May

Jim Bishop Memorial Trust
April Maggie Brown, c/o Young Explorers’ Trust, 10 Larch Close, Bingham, Notts NG13 8GW Open to individuals
under 19 years taking part in adventurous activities at home or abroad. Average grant: £50. Deadline: 1 February.

British Academy www.britac.ac.uk/funding The British Academy - the National Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences - have a number of grant deadline dates throughout the year which would be of interest to Geographers working at a postdoctoral level. The grants include small and larger research grants up to £20,000, conference grants to assist with the costs of holding conferences in the UK up to £2000, and overseas conference grants to assist in scholars travel costs to present a paper at an overseas conference up to £800. Further details can be found on their website

British Canoe Union www.bcu.org.uk John Dudderidge House, Adbolton Lane, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire NG2 5AS. Grants for international canoeing expeditions only; normally first descents and/or very committing river or sea trips in wilderness areas of the world; considerable canoeing experience and previous expeditions a pre-requisite. An "Expeditions for Youth Fund" is also administered by the BCU, which provides small grants, typically £50, to assist young people to undertake canoeing expeditions. Applications for Youth Grants may be made at any time. Average grant: £200 - £500

British Cave Research Association Research Fund www.bcra.org.uk Bill Tolfree, BCRA ResearchFund, 6 Ledsgrove, Ipplepen, Newton Abbott, Devon, TQ12 5QY E
research-fund@bcra.org.uk Grants are made for specific scientific projects in any field of speleology. Average grant: £50-500

British Ecological Society www.BritishEcologicalSociety.org Grants Officer, British Ecological Society, 26 Blades Court, Deodar Road, Putney, London SW15 2NU T 020 8871 9797 Grants for individuals carrying out ecological research work, including as part of an expedition are available. Other grants are currently in development, please see website for details.

BP Conservation Programme Awards
http://www.bp.com/conservation/ Programme Manager, BirdLife International, Wellbrook Court, Girton Road, Cambridge CB3 0NA. T 01223- 277318 F 01223 277200, E bp-conservation-programme@birdlife.org.uk,Open to teams (not individuals) from all over the world planning high priority conservation research projects of a global priority. Successful teams should have a majority of student participants, demonstrate local collaboration, and have clearance from the host government and local institutes. Average grant: Between £3,000 and £10,000. Deadline: 31 October.

Canadian Studies Research Awards
c/o Academic Relations, Canadian High Commission, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ. T 020 7258 6692 F 0202 7258 6476 E vivien.hughes@dfait-maeci.gc.ca For full-time academic staff of British institutions of higher education. Two categories: the Faculty Enrichment Program, to pursue Canadian studies in preparation for teaching about Canada, and the Faculty Research and Institutional Research Programs, to undertake research about Canada with a view to publication in a learned journal. Average grant: Up to $4,500 Cdn for the FEP and FRP; $20,000 Cdn for the Institutional Research Program.

The Captain Scott Society
http://captainscottsociety.co.uk The Expeditions Secretary, 67 South Rise, Cardiff CF14 0RG. For further info contact either Alfred HK Thomas T 029 20752 781 E alf@ahkthomas.f9.co.uk or Julian Salisbury T 029 2075 4830
(i)
Spirit of Adventure Award for individual or expedition displaying similar ‘spirit of adventure’ so nobly demonstrated by Captain Scott and The British Antarctic Expedition of 1910. Average grant £2,000
(ii)
Sir Vivian Fuchs Young Adventure Award for young person aged between 11-19, displaying the above criteria. Average grant £500
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland www.carnegie-trust.org Cameron House, Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7PZ. T 01383622148, E jgray@carnegie- trust.org For Scottish University undergraduates for supervised field research expeditions, approved and supported by the University and accompanied throughout by a member of staff. Grants are made only to expeditions; no individual applications will be considered. Average grant: £1,800 (max £2,000).

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
www.wcmt.org.uk 15 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PR. T 020 7584 9315 Various categories each year including the Mike Jones Award for canoeing, and often one on exploration and adventure. No educational or professional qualifications are needed. British citizens only. Average grant: £3,000+

Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council (CYEC)
www.cyec.org.uk 7 Lion Yard, Tremadoc Road, Clapham, London, SW4 7NQ T 020 7498 6151, F 020-720 5403) E Mail@cyec.demon.co.uk CYEC only supports visits by groups of young people aged 16-25 going to a Commonwealth country. Trips should involve joint activity and meaningful contact with young people of the overseas country, and hosting a group on a reciprocal visit to Britain, helping to educate the wider community about the partner country and the Commonwealth. Average grant: Up to 35% of the international travel costs.

Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/darwin/fundapp/index.htm Darwin Initiative Secretariat T 020 744 6205 E darwin@defra.gsi.gov.uk, The Darwin Initiative is designed to bring British expertise to bear on the biodiversity needs of developing countries. To date over two hundred projects have been funded at a total cost of £27 million. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is now inviting applications from British institutions, organisations and individuals for support for projects under the Darwin Initiative to commence in April 2002. Total value: £27 million.

Economic and Social Science Research Council
www.esrc.ac.uk Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1UJ. Awards to UK universities, polytechnics, colleges or recognised independent research institutes for research in social sciences between £2,000 and £750,000. Expeditions and travel for general study excluded. Total value: £60k

Edinburgh Trust No. 2
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Office, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA All expeditions (but must have the backing of a recognised society). Individuals are not eligible to apply. Average grant: £3,000

Fauna and Flora International (100% Fund)
www.fauna-flora.org Great Eastern House, Tenison Road, Cambridge CB1 2DT T 01223 571000 Projects must directly help endangered species of flora or fauna. Not suitable for undergraduate projects. Average grant: Up to £5,000 (average £2,000)

Sir George Fordham Award for Cartobibliography
www.rgs.org Grants Co-ordinator, Royal Geographical
Society (with The Institute of British Geographers), l Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.
T 020 7591 3073 F
020 7591 3031 E grants@rgs.org Grant awarded by the Society for contributions to the field of cartobibliography. Published work or research in progress will be considered. Average grant: £250. Deadline: 31 October.

2111 Foundation for Exploration www.earthandspace.org/mission.htm 86 Catharine Street, Cambridge CB1 3AR E Foundation@2111.org, Grants to expeditions requiring the use of space derived or dependent technology, e.g. using remote sensing data, satellite communications, and expeditions undertaking fieldwork in the interests of space exploration; and space-related activities. Average grant: £250.

The Fuchs Foundation
www.fuchsfoundation.org c/o British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OET Contact: K Reid (Secretary) T 01223 221607, F 01223 221259, E k.reid@bas.ac.uk To help young people who would otherwise be precluded for reasons of family background or financial status, undertake organised adventurous outdoor activity. Age normally 14-18. Individual applications only. Applications from institutes of higher education expeditions are not considered. Average grant: £500.

Ghar Parau Foundation
www.bcra.org.uk/gpf/ Secretary: David Judson, Hurst Barn, Castlemorton, Malvern, Worcs WR13 6LS T/F 01684 311057 E d.judson@bcra.org.uk, For original exploration, photography and survey of caves; scientific/speleological studies in caves, cave areas or associated features preferably in little-known, little-studied or remote areas.
Evidence of experience, ability and research required. Average grant: £100-£5,000 dependant upon application and competition.

Reg Gilbert International Youth Friendship Trust
www.GIFT.care4free.net The Appeals’ Secretary, 67 Nunney Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 4LE. E GIFT@care4free.net Applicants must be aged 14-25 and have an outstanding project involving international friendship mainly through homestays. Successful applicants are those deeply involved in the normal, everyday life of the host family/community, and largely out of contact with their group except in an emergency. Average grant: £120-300.

Gilchrist Educational Trust
www.gilchristgrants.org.uk/ 28 Great James Street, London WC1N 3EY For British University-approved expeditions, involving three or more members, undertaking scientific fieldwork. Any necessary permissions must have been obtained. Involvement of local counterparts is an advantage. Average grant: £700.

Gordon Foundation
www.gordon.foundation.btinternet.co.uk/ PO Box 214, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2WG T 01483 456347, F 01483 568710 E Gordon.Foundation@btinternet.com To support under 30's in performing arts, particularly music, drama or design & or to allow them to engage in educational travel which involves physical challenge or endeavour.

R.J. Harris Charitable Trust
c/o J.J Thring Esq, Messrs. Thring Townsend, Solicitors, Midland Bridge Road, Bath BA1 2HQ Precedence is given by the Trustees to applicants normally resident within the catchment area of West and North Wiltshire, South of the M4 plus Bath and environs.

The Eric Hosking Trust
Pages Green house, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 5QA T 01728 861113 Bursaries for ornithological research through writing, photography or painting. Average grant: up to £500. Deadline: September

The Institute of Biology
www.iob.org Georgina Day, Institute of Biology, 20 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DZ, For student expeditions overseas where there is a specific biological aim or where there is a clearly defined biological component in a multi-disciplinary approach. Maximum grant: £400

IUCN Small Grants for Wetlands Programme ( SWP)
http://www.ramsar.org/forum/forum_iucn- nl_grants1a.htm Netherlands committee for IUCN, Small Grants for Wetlands Programme, Plantage Middenlaan 2B, 1018DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands. E henri.roggeri@nciucn.nl www.wetlands.nl Small grants for local NGOs and community-based organisations implementing projects to promote the conservation of wetlands. Applicants
must be from priority countries and follow specific criteria ( see web site).

The John Jarrold Trust
www.jarrold.com/content/jjtrust.asp B. Thompson, Messrs Jarrold & Sons, Whitefriars, Norwich NR3 1SH. T. 01603 660211 The Trust supports a wide range of organisations including churches, medical, arts, environment/conservation. welfare and overseas aid. It prefers to support specific projects, rather than contribute to general funding. Educational purposes that should be supported by the state will not be helped by the trust. Average grant: About a third of grants are for £1000 or more. Smaller grants are generally £100-500.

L.S.B. Leakey Trust
www.leakeyfoundation.org/grants/g2.jsp Dr Peter Andrews, Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5DB E palaeosecretary@nhm.ac.uk To support studies relating to human evolution. Priority will be given to research into environments, archaeology and human palaeontology of the Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene; into the behaviour of the Great Apes and other Old World primate species; and into the ecology
th and adaptations of living hunter-gatherer peoples. Average grant: Not exceeding £300. Deadline: 15 April.

The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
www.lindberghfoundation.org 2150 Third Avenue North, Suite 310, Anoka, MN 55303-2200, USA Grants to individuals whose proposed project represents a significant contribution towards the balance of technological progress and preservation of the natural/human environment. Average grant: Up to US $10,580. Deadline: 11June.

The Merlin Trust
www.merlin-trust.org.uk Valerie Finnis VMH, The Merlin Trust, The Dower House, Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 1BJ T 01536 482279 F 01536 482294, Grants for young (preferably between the ages of 18 and 35) horticulturists, to extend their knowledge of plants (in the wild or in gardens). Suitable projects may include visiting gardens in different parts of this country or abroad, or travelling to see wild plants in their native habitats anywhere in the world. Average grant: Up to £750

The John Muir Trust
www.jmt.org 41 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6JD ( T: 0131 554 0114, F: 0131 555 2112) A grant for someone who wishes to “Go – And Do It!” in the spirit of Bill Wallace. The project will involve travel to wild places, must be adventurous, of educational or scientific significance – and be a life changing experience leading to a commitment to practical action to conserve wild places. The grant will be between £500 and £2,000 depending upon the person’s approach to “Go – And Do It!”.

National Trust Arkell Fellowship
Catherine Leonard, European & Overseas Relations, The National Trust, 36 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SWlH 9AS Fellowships offered to enable young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to undertake study on a theme relevant to the National Trust, incorporating one month's research in another European country. Up to three fellowships are awarded annually. Deadline: mid-December

NATO Scientific Affairs Division
www.nato.int/science/information_for_grantees/grants.htm Collaborative Linkage Grants Programme, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Scientific Affairs Division, B- 1110, Brussels, Belgium. "Collaborative Linkage grants" for pure and applied research in any branch of science, jointly by teams from NATO member countries and NATO Partner countries to cover travel costs. Average grant: US $10,000.

iNOMAD
http://www.inomad.co.uk iNOMAD is an organisation dedicated to communicating discovery. They work with individuals and organisations from the worlds of expeditions, education and media to spread the excitement of exploration to a wider audience. Awards offered.

The Pain Adventure Trust
www.pain-trust.org.uk/index.html 10 Victoria Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1DL T 01395 263270/223774 Applicants must be male, aged 11-21, and resident in the area administered by East Devon District Council. The fund was set up to fund applicants in their quest for travel and adventure.

People’s Trust for Endangered Species
www.ptes.org Unit 15, Cloisters House, Cloisters Business Centre, 8 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BG E E enquiries@ptes.org One of the main roles of this charity is to provide financial support and encouragement for education projects in the field of conservation including those undertaken in the summer months by students in Higher Education. The project must have as one of its principal aims the conservation of an individual endangered species & must be organised by the students themselves.

Polartec Challenge
www.polartec.com/pulse/challenge.php Ruthann Brown, PO Box 582, Jackson, NH 03846, USA E brownr@maldenmills.com The Polartec Challenge (PC) is an international grant program designed to encourage the spirit and practice of outdoor adventure. Applications are evaluated on the basis of their credibility, originality, responsibility, and their ability to stand as a role model to outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. Average grant: $2,000 - $8,000

The Rainforest Alliance- Kleinhans Fellowship
www.ra.org/programs For research into the development of new markets for non-timber forest products in Latin America or the expansion of existing markets. The successful applicant will have a masters degree in forestry, ecology, environmental science or an appropriate related field. Doctoral candidates or post-doctoral researchers are preferred. Grant: $15,000.

Albert Reckitt Charitable Trust
Southwark Towers, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SY Must be supported by a university. Grants not available to individuals, or schools Average grant: £750

The Reserve Forces Ulysses Trust
www.ulyssestrust.co.uk/
Directorate Reserve Forces & Cadets, Applications Secretary, Room 711A, MOD St Giles Court, St Giles High st, Northumberland Avenue, London WCH 8LD Units of the Reserve Forces, university OTC and cadets of all three services are eligible. The Trustees wish to encourage and support unit expeditions worldwide. Average grant: £900

Rolex Awards for Enterprise
www.rolexawards.com The Secretariat, The Rolex Awards for Enterprise, PO Box 1311, 1211 Geneva 26, Switzerland The Rolex Awards for Enterprise aim to encourage a spirit of enterprise in individuals around the world by supporting outstanding efforts in areas that advance human knowledge and well-being. Applications are invited in the areas of science, technology, exploration, environment and culture. Projects must expand knowledge of our world, improve the quality of life on the planet or contribute to the betterment of humankind. In judging applications, the Selection Committee determines whether the candidates show exceptional spirit of enterprise. Projects are also judged on the basis of their feasibility, originality, and potential impact on the world and on society. Winners receive $100,000 and a gold Rolex chronometer.

Royal Anthropological Institute Ruggles-Gates Fund for Biological Anthropology
www.therai.org.uk/grants/research_funds.html#RugglesGates 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 5HS
Research in biological anthropology by individuals (only within the fields of human population biology, human genetics, human ethnology, palaeoanthropology, or evolutionary anthropology). No restrictions on candidate’s nationality. Expeditions as such are not considered. Average grant: Up to £600 per annum.
Deadline: 31 March.

Royal Anthropological Institute Emslie Horniman Fund for Anthropological Research
www.therai.org.uk/grants/research_funds.html#EmslieHorniman
50 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 5HS Anthropological fieldwork outside the UK by individual university graduates below doctoral level. Citizens of UK, Commonwealth and Ireland only eligible. Expeditions as such are not considered. Average grant: £1,000-£7,000.

Royal Archaeological Institute
www.royalarchaeolinst.org/ Assistant Secretary, Royal Archaeological Institute, c/o Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V OHS Annual grants awarded for archaeological and historical research. Applications considered for archaeological fieldwork, survey and aspects of excavation and post-excavation research, architectural recording and analysis, artefact and art-historical research. Average grant: Between £200 to £1,000

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Education Trust
www.rics.org/Newsroom/Researchandreports/RICSEducationTrust/ Jenny MacDonnell, 12 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AD T 020 7334 3713, F 020 7334 3795 Grants for field surveying, mapping and its application to environmental research. Average grant £500-£7,500

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Expedition Grants
www.geo.ed.ac.uk/~rsgs Graham Hills Building, 40 George Street, Glasgow G1 1QE T 0141 552 3330, F 0141 552 3331 For qualification or training in geography of at least one member. Expedition must have Scottish base or Scottish membership. Objectives of expedition must be inherently geographical. Recipients are required to submit a report of findings and financial statement. Average grant: £500

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Travel and Small Research Grants
www.geo.ed.ac.uk/~rsgs/ Graham Hills Building, 40 George Street, Glasgow G1 1QE. T 0141 552 3330 F 0141 552 3331 The RSGS Travel Grants scheme is designed to provide individual members of the RSGS in higher education institutes
with grants up to a maximum of £500 in support of geographical research. Awards are specifically given to help with the cost of travel and subsistence associated with attendance at conferences and symposia where the applicant intends to present a research paper.
The RSGS Small Research Grants scheme is designed to provide individual members of the RSGS in higher education institutions with grants not exceeding £1000 in support of geographical research. The award is specifically given to help with the cost of data collection and fieldwork. Average grant: £500

Royal Society Research Grants Scheme
www.royalsoc.ac.uk/ 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG For research in any scientific or technological discipline within the natural sciences by academic workers in UK institutions of higher education. No stipends payable. Average grant: Up to £10,000
Royal Society Conference Grants www.royalsoc.ac.uk/ 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG For short visits overseas of up to 7 days for participation in conferences. Applicants must be of post-doctoral status. Grants are not awarded for expeditions. Average grant: Related to current APEX or similar air fares and partial subsistence rates.

Royal Society 20 International Geographical Congress Fund
www.royalsoc.ac.uk/ 6 Carlton House
Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG For applicants with professional interests in geography who are undertaking well-considered research projects which are likely to lead to published work or to the advancement of geographical education. Usually not given to PhD theses or expeditions. Average grant: £5000.

Royal Society Dudley Stamp Memorial Fund
www.royalsoc.ac.uk/ 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG The Dudley Stamp Memorial Fund provides small grants for geographers to assist them in postgraduate research or study travel likely to lead to the advancement of geography and to international co-operation in the study of the subject. The grants are only open to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the early stages of their career. Average grant: £500

Shell Personal Development Awards
. www.shell.com/careers For first or second year undergraduates who want to stretch themselves & reach new goals e.g. by contributing to community projects, learning a new language or skill, planning an expedition or developing an existing skill e.g. in sport, performance arts or music. Open to students studying in the UK or Netherlands. Average grant: £500.

Shipton/Tilman Grant
www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/community/sponsorships/9 W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., 105 Vieve's Way, Elkton, MD 21922, USAFor endeavors that demonstrate the exploration philosophy of Shipton and Tilman - small, lightweight and innovative.

Percy Sladen Memorial Trust
c/o The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V 0LQ E gina@linnean.demon.org For field research in Natural History outside UK. Monies are given for specific research topics and not to undergraduate expeditions, for completion of degrees or visits to institutions. Average grant: Approximately £400.

Frederick Soddy Trust / Geographical Association Expedition Grants
www.soddy.org/index.htm Hon. Secretary, 3 Woodgate Meadow, Plumpton Green, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3BD For the study of a human community and life of a particular area . Grants to groups only. School and similar expeditions particularly welcomed. Average grant: £200-£500.

Sports Council for Wales
Sarah Powell, Sports Council for Wales, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9SW T 01222 300500, F 01222 300600 The Sports Council for Wales supports the principle of grant aid for overseas expeditions which will enhance the development of the sport. Consideration will be given to Welsh based expeditions where the majority of members qualify by birth, parentage or residence in Wales for at least 12 months in the past 2 years. Average grant: between £500 and £1,500.

The Dudley Stamp Memorial Trust
www.royalsoc.ac.uk Miss J E C Lewis, The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG Grants are available to young geographers to assist them in research or study travel leading to the advancement of geography and to international co-operation in the study of the subject. Awards are to applicants under the age of 30. Grants are not given to assist expeditions. Average grant: £4,500 awarded among a number of projects.

Reverend D.J. Streeter Charitable Settlement
Barclays Bank Trust Co. Ltd, Executorship & Trustee Service, Osborne Court, Gadbrook Park, Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7UE. At Settlor’s discretion. Please quote reference xu/uo326/myb Average grant: £100 - £1,000

UNESCO Man and The Biosphere Programme, Young Scientists Research Grant Scheme
www.unesco.org/mab/capacity/mgs/awaemab.htm www.unesco.org/general/eng/about/fellowship.html
1,rue Miollis, 75732 Paris, Cedex 15, France
T +33 (0)145 68 10 00 s: To facilitate research work of young scientists in Unesco Man and The Biosphere Programme field projects, international comparative studies and biosphere reserves. Applicants should not be older than 40 years. Requests must be supported by the MAB committees in the researcher’s country of origin and in the host country. Average grant: Up to $5,000

Paul Vander-Molen Foundation
Michael Coyne, 92 Belgrave House, Wanstead, London E11 3QP. To provide opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy and participate in adventurous activities. Open to individuals, schools, clubs, expeditions etc. Average grant: £200 - £1,000

Gino Watkins Memorial Fund www.spri.cam.uk/ginowatkins/home.htm The Secretary, Gino Watkins Memorial Fund Committee, Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER For expeditions to polar regions only. Average grant: Up to £1,000

The Whitley Laing Foundation www.whitleyaward.org 50 Queensdale Road, London W11 4SA T 020 7602 3443 F 020 7603 3935 E info@whitleyaward.org The WLF offers a wide range of awards for nature conservation work outside the first world. Projects must be pragmatic, sustainable, long lasting and emphasise the benefits of wildlife and habitat conservation to local communities. The WLF aims to provide support through the career path of a conservationist, starting with Rufford Small Grants of up to £5,000 and moving on to the Whitley Awards and Continuation Awards of up to £30,000 each. Applicants must work with the host country. Average grant: £5,000-£60,000.

Wilderness Award
www.wildernesslectures.com Inglewood, New Road, High Littleton, Somerset, BS39 6JH For an individual undertaking an unusual and exciting project in a wilderness area. He or she will give a lecture in the following year’s Wilderness Lectures Series. This is an explorer's award and consequently semi-commercial and/or trips with charitable objectives are not supported: please read the guidelines on the website before applying. Average grant: £500

Edward Wilson Fund
c/o Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER Expeditions to polar regions. Average grant: £200 - £600
Wingate Scholarships www.wingate.org.uk The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, 2 Stukeley St, London WC2B 5LR T 0207438 9513, F 020 7242 3568) E clark@wingate.org.uk, Scholarships are awarded to individuals of great potential or proven excellence who need financial support to undertake creative or original work of intellectual, scientific, artistic, social or environmental value, or to outstandingly talented musicians for advanced training. They are designed to help with the costs of a specific project which may last for up to 3 years. Wingate do not fund electives or adventure-type trips, nor trips in connection with taught courses. Average grant: £6,500
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Young Explorers Trust
www.theyet.org Ted Grey, Stretton Cottage, Wellow Road, Ollerton, Newark, Notts NG22 9AX T/F 01623 861027 E ted@theyet.org, Expeditions with most members below 20 years old (not usually undergraduate expeditions) involved in discovery and exploration in remote areas. Aims can include community projects, fieldwork and/or physical adventure (climbing/sailing etc.). New groups and ones with disadvantaged members are encouraged to apply. Average grant: £100 - £500 or equipment bursaries.

Grants for Youth Exchange
www.connectyouthinternational.com Connect Youth International, The British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN T 020 7389 4030, F 020 7389 4033 Funds for exchanges between Britain and other countries in West, Central and East Europe, the USA, and Japan. Funds are made to exchanges between projects in Member states, with groups of young people aged 15-25, where exchanges last at least a week. Average grant: Approximately
70% of outward travel & inward hosting costs.

Young Scientists for Rain Forests Award
www.conservationfoundation.co.uk Conservation Foundation, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR T. 020 7591 3111 For ethnomedical and ethnobotanical studies in rain forests. Average grant: Up to £10,000

Zayed International Prize for the Environment
http://www.zayedprize.com In honour of the work of the President of the United Arab Emirates, an environmental prize has been established in his name: the Zayed International Prize for the Environment. The prize, worth 1 million US dollars, is awarded once every two years. The first award was given in 2001.

BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year
www.nhm.ac.uk/WildPhoto
This competition is open to all photographers, amateur or professional from all ages and nationalities. Total prize money £15,000 in twelve categories. All entries must be accompanied by an official entry form available from the website.




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