Global Exploration Fund-Northern Europe Research Grants, 2014

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National Geographic Society is providing Global Exploration Fund-Northern Europe research grants for applicants having advanced degrees (PhD or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution. Grants must have hypothesis-based scientific research as a primary focus and are based on potential for new advances in field sciences. Researchers planning fieldwork outside of Northern Europe should include at least one local collaborator as part of their fieldwork team. Grant amounts vary greatly, the average award is €20000. Application should be submitted till December 10, 2013.. The GEF—Northern Europe Research grants must have hypothesis-based scientific research as a primary focus and are awarded based on potential for new advances in field sciences. All proposed projects must have a geographical dimension and be of broad scientific interest. Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology (including fields such as botany, behavioral ecology and zoology), geography, geology, oceanography and paleontology. In addition, the advisory board is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures)..  The Grants are available for pursuing research degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Grants must have hypothesis-based scientific research as a primary focus. All proposed projects must have a geographical dimension and be of broad scientific interest. Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology (including fields such as botany, behavioral ecology and zoology), geography, geology, oceanography and paleontology. In addition, the advisory board is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues.   
Who can apply to this scholarship? In order to be considered for funding, the applicant must be a resident of one of the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, or the United Kingdom. Submissions must be made in English if they are to receive timely consideration by the Advisory Board.
· Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution.
· Independent researchers or those pursuing a PhD level degree may apply, but awards to non PhD applicants are rare. As a general rule, all applicants are expected to have published a minimum of three articles in peer
· reviewed scientific journals.
· Researchers planning fieldwork outside of Northern Europe should include at least one local collaborator as part of their fieldwork team.
Benefits of the scholarship: Grants amounts vary greatly; the average award is €20000. As National Geographic Society funds are intended to function as complementary support, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek additional funding from other funding agencies. GEF Research grants tend to act as seed money and are given for one year’s research.
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Duration:  Grants are offered for one year research.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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