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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Researchers for
Scientific Exploration of Mountains and Crags Around the World

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American Alpine Club (AAC)

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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to USA, Canada, and International researchers for scientific exploration of crags and mountains around the world. Funding is intended to support projects that increase knowledge about global climbing regions, enhance the understanding of the impact that global climbers have, and support and improve the health and sustainability of mountain environments and habitats.

The AAC recognizes that scientific research encompasses much more than, for example, quantitative analysis of chemical or biological factors. They encourage researchers asking questions about social and economic influences on climbing, mountain environments, and alpine pursuits, to consider applying for a grant from the AAC.

Grant recipients’ research reflects the Fund's mission “to support our shared passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb” by contributing valuable information to the understanding of the world’s mountain ecosystems. Recipients become "Researchers" for the Fund, sharing their experiences, lessons learned, and findings with fellow climbers and the research community.

The role of a Researcher is to mention the Fund's support at slide shows and events when speaking about the expedition; you may be asked to give a presentation on the expedition at the Fund's annual meeting or other events; and you express a commitment to their mission.

In addition to their relevance, applications are considered in terms of their scientific or technical quality and merit:
- Qualifications of the applicant;
- Strength of the research framework;
- Dissemination plans;
- Merit of the investigation
- Financial contribution the grant would make to the total research budget.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183606

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 - $1,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

AAC Research Grants support scientific endeavors in mountains and crags around the world.

Pre-Application Information:

Each year, the application period is open from November 15 to January 15.

Applications are submitted electronically through the Online Application Portal.

A committee reviews the applications, selects the recipients, and decides how much each of the recipients will receive. Recipients are typically chosen eight to ten weeks after submittal and all applicants will be notified of the committee's decision at that point.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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The American Alpine Club
710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-384-0110
Fax: 303-384-0111

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.