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$100,000 In Grants: Explorers Club / Foundation Mamont: The World Exploration Challenge

By SpaceRef Editor
August 21, 2014
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$100,000 In Grants: Explorers Club / Foundation Mamont: The World Exploration Challenge

Explorers and scientists from around the world are preparing today to turn their dreams of discovery into reality by pursuing “The World Exploration Challenge,” a new innovative program supported with up to $100,000 in grants from The Explorers Club and Foundation Mamont, which is founded by Dr. Frederik Paulsen, an Explorers Club Fellow.

The Challenge is designed to promote exploration and scientific achievement with extraordinary field expeditions that will benefit scientific research, the environment, sustainability, and bring new and exciting “exploration” finds to center-stage. The World Exploration Challenge will be open to applicants from any country.

Interested Challenge Grant participants have until October 1 to submit their applications to The Explorers Club. They will be reviewed and audited by a select Explorers Club scientific/exploration panel headed by Club Member Les Guthman, the Emmy-nominated creator and former executive producer of Outside Television and the DISCOVER MAGAZINE television series.

Alan Nichols, President, commented: “Since limitations on financial resources is an important impediment to the continued exploration to discover scientific and other significant finding and knowledge throughout the world, this initiative by the Foundation Mamont, founded by Fellow Member Dr. Paulsen is a historic beginning of what I hope becomes an important aspect of the work of The Explorers Club for all members in addition to our annual important contributions to student exploration from the Youth Activity Fund and Exploration Fund.”

About The Explorers Club
The Explorers Club was founded in New York City 1904 by a group of the world’s leading explorers of the time. It is a multidisciplinary, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: 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, first to the surface of the moon. With 3,000 members worldwide, the organization is headquartered at 46 East 70th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021. Tel. 212 628 8383;

SpaceRef staff editor.