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MEF Updates Application Guidance for 2023 and Beyond

As part of our process of constantly reviewing MEF guidance to ensure that we reflect the current reality for expeditions and uphold the high ethical standards on which we were founded, we have made some changes to our Expedition Guidance that will apply to applications from May 2023 onward.

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The new guidelines clarify the level of funding that successful applicants can expect to receive and the way in which supplementary grants such as the Alison Chadwick Award operate. There is also additional detail regarding our expectations of scientific expeditions, particularly around the provision of extra time in which to submit a final report when there is a need to process large quantities of data.

Finally, we have also updated the MEF position on helicopter use. Broadly, we will not support the use of helicopters for access to mountains or remote wilderness areas unless there are exceptional circumstances which are made clear in the grant application. 

You can find a copy of the updated application guidelines, as well as our environmental guidelines and application forms, here.

Our next funding round closes to applications on the 30th September 2023.