SES EXPLORER AWARDS

THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS

Echoing the Scientific Exploration Society (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, designed to support inspiring leaders through scientific exploration at the frontiers of human discovery. We seek to enhance their chosen careers by providing high profile Awards for their projects that will also leave a lasting legacy and benefit. We seek the rising stars who could 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 different choices facing humanity.

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POTENTIAL SES EXPLORER AWARD APPLICANTS

Below are details of the SES Explorer Awards 2017. Application forms will be added in Autumn 2016, and the closing date (which will be January 2017) announced. Until then, if you are the leader of an expedition, why not contact us and tell us:

>Why you chose this expedition
>What you personally hope to gain by leading it in terms of your personal development and career aspirations - your credentials to be a ‘Pioneer with Purpose’ and sponsor appeal
>Why you and the project will appeal to and inspire 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.

It takes a lot of time to prepare an application and we would not want anybody’s time to be wasted in vain! Please do note that applications must be submitted by the individual instigating the expedition, we do not support NGO or other organisation lead projects.

SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2017

Below are the SES Explorer Awards currently available for 2017, we are very grateful to the Sponsors for their generous support. Do check this page regularly, as we are in discussion with other sponsors and NEW SES EXPLORER AWARDS AND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED.

THE SES NEVILLE SHULMAN FILM AWARD 2017
Explorer, Mountaineer, Adventurer and Author Neville Shulman CBE is a long-time member and supporter of the SES, and we are delighted that he has included the Society amongst his many charitable interests. He is personal consultant and advisor to Ridley Scott, and with a wide and varied interest in film, culture (Vice president of the UNESCO Culture Committee) and travel. Combining these interest, Neville has very kindly sponsored The SES Neville Shulman Film Award of £7000, and will offer pre and post production mentoring if logistics allow. The Award, now in its 3rd year, is to support projects focussing on the intangible and / or tangible heritage in a foreign land. Within the application procedure, applicants must film making and presentation ability and detail their plan for a film of at least 5 minutes in length, to be made post expedition and shown at the SES Explorer Awards presentation in 2018.

THE SES CADOGAN TATE EXPLORER AWARD 2017
Global removal company Cadogan Tate has been enormously helpful to the SES for many years, having moved stores to expedition equipment to destinations throughout the world. They have built a loyal following amongst individuals and organisations who expect the highest level of service and expertise. The SES Cadogan Tate Explorer Award of £2,000 is designed to support expeditions focussing on the advancement of organic and natural practices, conservation, and preservation of our planet, life on the planet and its environment, and taking place within under-developed regions of the world.

THE SES RIVERS FOUNDATION AWARD FOR HEALTH AND HUMANITIES 2017
The Rivers Foundation has for many years provided support for children and young adults, both in the UK and internationally. It particularly focuses on the education, social development and medical well-being of young people. Alan Rivers, chairman of The Rivers Foundation is a long-time friend and supporter of John Blashford-Snell and the SES, and has generously donated money to purchase and school books to be distributed by John during his expeditions as well as medical equipment and supplies. The Rivers Foundation also 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. An award of £5,000 is available, and designed to support projects benefitting communities in deprived and under-developed regions of the world, where the expedition will assist in cultural development or practices within those communities, or for anthropological projects including those with an artistic, musical or cultural interest.

THE SES GOUGH EXPLORER AWARD 2017
The SES Gough Explorer Award is a new Award for 2017, sponsored by Viscount Gough. Viscount Gough’s association with the SES began when he joined the Operation Drake expeditions in Papua New Guinea and Kenya in 1978-80. Since then, he has remained a loyal friend to and supporter of the Society, particularly with Hon Archivist Capt Jim Masters OBE. 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.

BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS - A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR SPONSORSHIP

Would you consider sponsoring 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 sponsoring 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 sponsors’ name with pride.

Please do get in touch via our contact form or click here

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