Completing the Application Form
Before you download and complete the Explorers Club application form it may be worth spending just a few minutes of your time to check that you qualify for membership. We have created this short checklist that if you can answer positively should mean that you are highly likely to be successful to join as a Member or Fellow of the Explorers Club.
Have you ever participated in a scientific expedition?
You need not have climbed Everest by a new route, dived to the deepest point in the ocean, or discovered a new dinosaur. What we are looking for are individuals who have either made a contribution towards the better understanding of our planet or our universe and/or have participated in one or more documented scientific expeditions.Tourism or adventurous travel by comparison, is enjoyed primarily for pleasure or self education. Therefore, extensive travel photography, participation in educational tours, extreme sports or similar pursuits in remote parts of the world do not alone qualify one to become a member.
How long was the expedition? Did you lead, actively participate or were you engaged in documenting the expedition.
What form of documentation supports the expedition and it’s findings – was it filmed for TV or research purposes, are there articles or any of your work published in either scientific journals, wider market media publications or as official expedition reports?
If You’re Not Eligible
If you don’t think you fit the bill yet but would still like to become a member then there are lots of organisations that can assist you to get field experience, including Earthwatch, the Scientific Exploration Society or Raleigh International. Should you wish you can also join as an “Associate” of the Explorers Club which will enable you to attend events including the prestigious Explorers Club Annual Dinner (ECAD) in New York.
If you Feel that you should qualify as a Member or Fellow
You now have two options for completing the form. Use whichever option suits you best. In either case, we require a hand signed copy of the form.
1. Download the form in Microsoft Word, complete the form on screen, print it off and sign it by hand, alternatively
2. Download the form as a PDF document and print out the blank form, complete and sign by hand.
You may visit the HQ website for more information on qualifications to join:
Then either send your completed form by postal mail to the Membership office at:
The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Alternatively, you may contact us directly for assistance in learning whether or not you would qualify for membership.
The Explorers Club, Philadelphia Chapter