October 26, 2013
9:45am to 3:30pm
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA
National Geographic

Each year the Young Explorer Grant Program hosts workshops for future Young Explorers. These workshops introduce National Geographic Young Explorer grantees—as well as National Geographic explorers, conservationists, and researchers—to students interested in pursuing grants from National Geographic to support their research or project.

Workshop Activities

  • Welcome Reception: Check-in and light breakfast
  • Morning Session: Introduction to National Geographic and its role in supporting exploration, research, and conservation. Outstanding young explorer grantees will present their projects and their future plans in the field. The morning panel will offer advice on the elements of a good grant application and why many applications miss the mark.
  • Lunch: With students, National Geographic grantees, and staff
  • Afternoon Idea Pitch Session: Time to share ideas for field projects in breakout groups with National Geographic grantees and staff
  • Evening Lecture Presentation: Join National Geographic explorers and photographers for a memorable evening presentation.


  • Dr. John Francis, Vice President, Research, Conservation, and Exploration, National Geographic Society
  • Rebecca Martin, Director, Expeditions Council, National Geographic Society
  • National Geographic Grant Program Officers
  • National Geographic Grant Committee Members
  • National Geographic Young Explorer Grantees
  • National Geographic Society Research, Conservation, and Exploration Grantees
  • Students

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