SES EXPLORER AWARDS

THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS

SES Awards Invitation 2018
Echoing the Scientific Exploration Society's (SES) long history of worldwide exploration and pioneering leadership, our quest to encourage ‘Pioneers with Purpose’ is the primary focus of the SES Explorer Awards, which are designed to support inspiring leaders through scientific exploration at the frontiers of human discovery. We seek to enhance chosen careers by providing high profile Awards for projects that will also leave a lasting legacy and benefit. We seek the rising stars whose passion for environmental sustainability and conservation set them out to become major players in the next generation, willing to take on risks in a sensible way and who share the values of grit, curiosity, integrity and leadership that pioneers like SES Founder John Blashford-Snell expound.

Our aim over the next decade is to showcase the finest feats of contemporary explorers alongside a new generation who can be inspired by them. We believe the values expressed through the best kind of leadership, exposing integrity, understanding risk, pursuing scientific excellence and endeavour, are all values that the world urgently needs today to navigate the difficult choices facing humanity.

POTENTIAL SES EXPLORER AWARDS APPLICANTS

Below is a brief outline of the SES Explorer Awards 2018 and you can download FULL details here  SES Explorer Awards 2018.pdf (552 KB) of all the Awards available. We urge you to read the  SES Explorer Awards 2018 - Introduction Guidance Notes.pdf (657 KB) carefully.

If you are eligible to apply, the CLOSING DATE for application submission is FRIDAY 12TH JANUARY 2018.

Before submitting an application, we urge those considering applying for an Award to contact us and tell us:

  • Which Award you wish to be considered for.
  • Why you chose this expedition.
  • What you personally hope to gain by leading this expedition in terms of your personal development and career aspirations - your credentials to be a ‘Pioneer with Purpose’ and supporter appeal.
  • Why you and the project will appeal to a wider audience and how the expedition will help you progress in your chosen area of scientific exploration.
  • Why the expedition is innovative, adventurous and will inspire a wider audience.
  • A very brief summary of the aims, objectives and legacy of the research.
  • The team and your leadership credentials to date.
  • Your communication plan - both in the scientific and wider interest fields.

SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2018 - TUESDAY 22ND MAY 2018

The SES Explorer Awards 2018 evening will be held at 6.30pm (for 7pm) on Tuesday 22nd May at the City and Guilds Building (access via College Main Entrance), Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ. Please put this date firmly in your diary and join us to see the SES Explorers 2018 receive their Awards, and to see films and presentations from the outstanding 'Pioneers with Purpose' we have been proud to support throughout the year. More details to follow.

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Tickets are £20 (£15 SES Members and £10 Concessions)

SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2018

We are extremely grateful to the Sponsors for their generous support and you can download FULL details here  SES Explorer Awards 2018.pdf (552 KB) of all the 2018 SES Explorer Awards available.

THE SES NEVILLE SHULMAN FILM AWARD 2018 - an Award of £7,000 and the exclusive right to become THE SES NEVILLE SHULMAN EXPLORER 2018
The Award is to support projects focusing on the intangible and/or tangible heritage in a foreign land. The applicant should be someone who has filmmaking knowledge or experience, and is either organising or closely involved in the planning of a scientific and/or geographical expedition and who will produce a short film in order to communicate the planning and results to a wider expedition audience.

THE SES RIVERS FOUNDATION AWARD FOR HEALTH AND HUMANITIES 2018 - an Award of £5,000 and the exclusive right to become THE SES RIVERS FOUNDATION EXPLORER 2018
The Rivers Foundation has an interest in development of the arts, culture and music, and would love to hear about projects involving development of these areas within their expedition. The focus of The SES Rivers Foundation Award 2018 aims to support projects benefiting communities in deprived and under-developed regions of the world, or where the expedition will assist in cultural development or practices within those communities.

THE SIR CHARLES BLOIS EXPLORER AWARD 2018 - an Award of £5,000 and the exclusive right to become THE SES SIR CHARLES BLOIS EXPLORER 2018
The SES Charles Blois Explorer Award has been created to support a 'Pioneer with Purpose' undertaking an adventurous expedition with strong physical requirements in a challenging environment which aims to produce new science, physical or anthropological insight into little known peoples.

THE SES INSPIRATIONAL EXPLORER AWARD 2018 - an Award of £3,650 and the exclusive right to become THE SES ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ EXPLORER 2018
The Trustees of the SES, together with foundations, organisations and individuals wishing to make smaller contributions to the SES ‘Inspiration’ Explorer Award, invite applications from the most inspirational of ‘Pioneers with Purpose’, those whose expedition has that special ‘something’ be it in terms of the nature of research, the legacy it offers, or any other aspects of the expedition.

THE SES GOUGH EXPLORER AWARD 2018 - an Award of £4,000 and the exclusive right to become THE SES GOUGH EXPLORER 2018
The SES Gough Explorer Award has been created to support an individual leading an expedition, the main or partial focus of which is to carry out either medical aid or associated research within communities in developing regions of the world.

THE SES ELODIE SANDFORD EXPLORER AWARD 2018 - an Award of £6,500, and the exclusive right to become THE SES ELODIE SANDFORD EXPLORER 2018
The SES Elodie Sandford Explorer Award has been created by family and friends in memory of Elodie, an honorary Vice-President of the Society and keen photographer. The recipient will be a person who partakes in an adventurous, innovative project who can demonstrate how the use of photography will focus attention on the needs of indigenous people living in a remote area and/or the plight of fauna and flora.

(Donations in memory of Elodie are still being received, and will be collated and the final Award total will be announced soon.)

BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS

Would you consider supporting a ‘Pioneer with Purpose’ through the SES Explorer Awards? There is a great opportunity for individuals and organisations alike to encourage, recognise and reward the next generation of outstanding leaders in the world of scientific exploration and sustainability.

By supporting a bespoke Award or series of Awards, or contributing to a collective Award, you can support a rising star through their daring journey, scientific research and watch them go onto achieve great objectives whilst carrying their supporters’ name with pride.

Please do CONTACT US to learn more about the unique opportunity the SES offers.

To read about past 'Pioneers with Purpose' award winners, please CLICK HERE

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