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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Has Opened the Application Link for Expedition Grants

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has made the application for expedition grants available. Please submit your application. Our Expedition Committee will begin the difficult task of selecting the best projects for support less than one month before the deadline.

For many people, the terms “geography” and “expedition” are interchangeable.

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has a long history of funding both major and minor expeditions across the country in order to advance knowledge of Canada’s geography.

Program of Expeditions Grant

The RCGS Expedition Program seeks to increase appreciation, understanding, and knowledge of Canada’s physical, environmental, and cultural geography by recognizing and encouraging the spirit of discovery and adventure through expeditions conducted primarily within Canada.

Zac Robinson (Chair), TA Loeffler (Vice-Chair), John Pollack (Past Chair), Jean-Marie Beaulieu, Lisel Currie, Jill Heinerth, Priidu Juurand, and Helen Sovdat are committee members.

2022 Funding

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was delighted to award expedition funding and use of the compass rose flag to eight applicants in 2022. We are honoured to be associated with such a distinguished group of explorers who travel through these lands with curiosity and respect, while also testing their physical abilities.

About the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

For 90 years, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society has been educating Canadians and the rest of the world about Canada.

The Society, best known for its magazine Canadian Geographic, also supports Canadian geographical expeditions and provides grants and scholarships for cutting-edge geographical research.

The Society’s vision is to assist Canadians in charting a successful future by encouraging a better understanding of Canada’s geography — its diverse human and physical landscapes — as well as the changes affecting its people and the environment.

2023 Expedition Grantees

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