National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to exploring our planet, protecting wildlife and habitats, and helping assure that students in K-12 are geographically literate. Since 1888, National Geographic has awarded grants that have sent thousands of the world’s greatest explorers on groundbreaking journeys of discovery. The findings and imagery they brought back have educated us, inspired us and changed the world.

National Geographic has established a nonprofit foundation, the National Geographic Foundation for Science and Exploration in Asia, that provides grants to scientists, conservationists and explorers from the region who are doing groundbreaking work in their fields and exploring solutions that benefit our planet. The Science and Exploration Asia office is based in Seoul, Korea and allows National Geographic and its philanthropic partners to identify up-and-coming leaders in their fields and provide local funding for their work. Residents of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are eligible to receive grants, and the grants cover fieldwork performed in any part of the globe.


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The team at National Geographic Society

  • Arthur Huang

    Arthur Huang

    National Geographic Explorer at National Geographic Society

  • David Schacht

    David Schacht

    Vice President, International at National Geographic Society

  • Jay Lee

    Jay Lee

    Executive Director at National Geographic Society

  • Jonathan Bell

    Jonathan Bell

    Director, Human Journey Program at National Geographic Society

  • Maria Chan

    Maria Chan

    Manager - Content & Brand Development at National Geographic Society

  • Matt Braughler

    Matt Braughler

    Vice President, Philanthropic Partnerships at National Geographic Society

  • Rob Flynn

    Rob Flynn

    Director, Foundations at National Geographic Society

  • Valerie Craig

    Valerie Craig

    Deputy to the Chief Scientist & Vice President, Operating Programs at National Geographic Society

  • Yannick Kuehl

    Yannick Kuehl

    Senior Director APAC at National Geographic Society

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