Calling all expedition enthusiasts! With only weeks to go before the Land Rover ‘Go Beyond’ Bursary 2012 application draws to a close, now is your chance to apply for funding and the loan of a Land Rover Defender 110 to do a journey of a lifetime.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Land Rover ‘Go Beyond’ Bursary, run by the Royal Geographical Society is one of Land Rover’s six Global Humanitarian & Conservation Partners.
The award is aimed at those who want to take a journey beyond their limits and boundaries, offering challenges for the team and using a Land Rover Defender 110 as an integral part of the expedition. And for the first time ever, Land Rover trebled the funding to £30, 000, enabling the winning Bursary team to adventure further afield than ever before.
A bursary of £15,000 is available and in addition applicants can apply for a discretionary fund of up to £15,000 to support essential expedition-related costs. The application deadline is 3 February 2012 and interviews will take place in March 2012, in London.
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Past ‘Go Beyond’ Bursary winners include:
The very first recipients of the Bursary followed the line of 50° North Latitude, driving across Europe through Asia and Canada, all in a Land Rover Defender 110.
2009: Atlantic Rising
Atlantic Rising’s journey traced what could be the new coastline of the ocean following sea level rise exploring the places, people and histories that would be lost to the rising tide if climate change continues.
2010: Fault Line Living
An arduous 12-week, 15,000 mile journey exploring the realities of life for people living along fault lines from Iceland to Italy, Greece, Turkey and Iran. The team worked with school students, seismologists and talked to the local people of each country to uncover how different communities adapt to the challenges of fault line living.
2011: Glacier in a Greenhouse
The most recent Bursary recipients returned in late August 2011. The team of Durham University students used their vehicle to study remote glaciers in Central West Iceland.