Grants to Expeditions

Gilchrist Educational Trust

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Grant amount: £1,000 - £2,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 28, 2021

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Museum/Library/Zoo

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Location of citizenship: United Kingdom

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Applications from small or medium-sized British expeditions are considered by the Trustees in April each year for Grants to Expeditions.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants should meet the following criteria:
    • The team comprises three or more members, based in a university or research institute, museum or similar not-for-profit agency, the majority of whom are of British nationality;
    • The team proposes to carry out research of a scientific nature;
    • The majority of the team is studying, or has studied, subjects relevant to the expedition’s stated objectives;
    • The expedition has been well planned, has attainable objectives and is not likely to place the lives of the team members at risk;
    • The members of the team are making adequate personal contributions to help meet the cost of the expedition;
    • The host country is keen for the proposed research to be carried out and the results will be a welcome addition to the corpus of knowledge on the subject(s) which already exists;
    • If appropriate, local counterparts will be involved in the proposed research.