Over the past 130 years, the National Geographic Society has pushed the boundaries of exploration to further understanding of our planet and empower the global community to generate solutions for a healthier and more sustainable future. Our goal is to identify, cultivate, and develop the world-changers of today and tomorrow. Our grant recipients are and have always been—the heart and soul of what we do. When we award a grant, we're not just funding a project. We are also inviting a scientist, engineers, conservationist, educator, or storyteller to join a passionate community of like-minded, global leaders. These leaders are National Geographic Explorers.
Whether they are exploring uncharted corners of our planet, advancing our understanding of the world around us, or working to protect at-risk species and their habitats, National Geographic explorers are going further, digging deeper, and pushing harder to change something much bigger than themselves. We also embrace Woman explorers who are paving the way for new generations of scientists, journalists, photographers, and educators to make a positive impact on our planet.
For more information, please visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants
Jay Lee is currently Executive Director of National Geographic Society in Asia who invest in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, technology innovation for conservation, education, and storytelling. Over two decades, Jay has been a profound game changer in various industries and academic researches. His unique experiences from content, to platform, to network, and to device is the essence of future business convergence.
Jay led multiple large-scale corporate developments, run a serial start-ups, and advocated sustainability in non-profits. His multi-lateral experiences and networks have encompassed him to change the world for the better, something bold and world changing, directly