Explorers Club - Exploration Fund Grants

Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

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Program Description: 

The Explorers Fund Exploration Fund provides grants to undergraduate, graduate, and early career post-doctoral students, in support of exploration and field research for those just beginning their research careers.

Program Benefits: 

The average award to undergraduates is $1,500; awards to graduate students average $2,500. A few awards may be granted up to a $5,000 level.

Application Process: 

The supervising instructor must write a letter of support.


Master's, doctoral, and recent post-doctoral students.

Selection Criteria: 

The Explorers Club considers research proposals in a wide array of disciplines, including: Climate Change, Geoscience, Paleoclimate (i.e. Early Earth, Tectonics, Volcanism, Paleontology, Glaciology, Geophysics, Astronomy); Marine Science, Marine Biology, Marine Life, Fish, Coral, Ocean, Fresh Water, Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries; Anthropology/Archeology; Plants and Molds; Animals; Conservation Science.


The program does not specify any citizenship requirements.

Program Deadline: 

Usually early November.

How To Apply: 

Information on this program is offered for the benefit of our students. The Fellowships Office does not at this time, however, work with applicants to this program.

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Fellowships Office

Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Reception: Grad Stop, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Email: fellows1@sfsu.edu