SES EXPLORER AWARDS - supporting 'Pioneers with Purpose ' and 'Scientific Trailblazers '
Echoing SES’s long history of worldwide exploration and pioneering leadership, the Society’s quest to encourage Scientific Trailblazers and Pioneers with Purpose is the primary focus of the Explorer Awards, which support inspirational leaders through scientific exploration at the frontiers of human discovery. SES aims to encourage and enhance chosen careers by providing high profile Awards for projects that will also leave a lasting legacy and benefit. We seek rising stars whose passion for environmental sustainability, health and conservation set them out to become major influencers for future generations.
Our Explorers will be prepared to take on monumental physical, logistical and global challenges and will share the values of grit, curiosity, integrity and leadership that pioneers like SES Founder Colonel John Blashford-Snell CBE exemplify.
SES is delighted to announce that there are SIX Explorer Awards available for trailblazing explorers in 2020.
SIR CHARLES BLOIS EXPLORER AWARD FOR SCIENCE & ADVENTURE – an award of £5,000 and the title SIR CHARLES BLOIS EXPLORER
The Sir Charles Blois Explorer Award has been created to support a scientific adventurer and trailblazer. The applicant should be undertaking an adventurous expedition with strong physical requirements, in a challenging environment which aims to produce new scientific, physical or anthropological insight into little known peoples. APPLY HERE.
GOUGH EXPLORER AWARD FOR MEDICAL AID & RESEARCH – an award of £4,000 and the title GOUGH EXPLORER
The Gough Explorer Award has been created to support an individual leading an expedition. The applicant should be clear that the main focus of which is to carry out either medical aid, and or associated research within communities in developing regions of the world. APPLY HERE.
RIVERS FOUNDATION EXPLORER AWARD FOR HEALTH & HUMANITIES – an award of £5,000 and the title RIVERS FOUNDATION EXPLORER
The Rivers Foundation has an interest in development of health and humanities, and would love to hear about projects involving the development of these areas within their expedition. The applicant should be someone who will be leading an expedition combining adventure with a medical and/or humanitarian purpose which benefits communities in deprived and under-developed regions of the world. APPLY HERE.
ELODIE SANDFORD EXPLORER AWARD FOR AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY – an award of at least £4,000 and the title ELODIE SANDFORD EXPLORER
The Elodie Sandford Explorer Award has been created by family and friends in memory of Elodie, an honorary Vice-President of SES and a keen photographer. The applicant will be an amateur photographer who partakes in an adventurous and innovative project who can demonstrate through their photography, the needs of indigenous people living in a remote area and/or the plight of fauna and flora. APPLY HERE.
SES EXPLORER AWARD FOR INSPIRATION & SCIENTIFIC TRAILBLAZING – an award of at least £4,000 and the title SES EXPLORER
TheTrustees of SES, together with foundations, organisations and individuals wishing to make smaller contributions to SES Explorer Award for Inspiration & Scientific Trailblazing are looking for someone unique. The applicant should be an inspirational Scientific Trailblazer 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. APPLY HERE.
NEVILLE SHULMAN EXPLORER AWARD FOR EXPEDITION FILMMAKING – an award of £7,000 and the title NEVILLE SHULMAN EXPLORER
This 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 experience and is either organising or closely involved in the planning of a scientific and/or geographical expedition. The recipient will produce a short film in order to communicate the expedition journey and results to a wider audience. APPLY HERE.
SES is extremely grateful to the sponsors for their generous support and here is a printable version of the SES-Explorer-Awards-2020.pdf .
SPONSOR AN EXPLORER AWARD