C.O.R.E.  the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Expedition

Be an Explorer


The C.O.R.E. Expedition Grant is offered to athletes, scientists and environmentalists who wish to conduct an expedition for the purpose of raising awareness and the research, conservation and exploration of natural locations and habitats. We want to help people unearth new discoveries and discuss issues to a wider audience. This is in line with our support for environmental education and commitment to spreading knowledge about nature and conservation as well as featuring new destinations and travel experiences that contribute to local tourism.

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I. General Information

II. Affiliation Reference

III. Expedition Details

IV. Required Attachments

  • Brief description of your project and its athletic or scientific objectives.
  • List of team members and project associates.
  • A breakdown of the project’s estimated budget, include other funding sources.
  • Provide a brief description of your career objectives and aspirations and discuss how the project fits into your career plan.
  • Attach a copy of two valid identification cards. For students, ID must show current date of enrolment. Affiliation with an academic or research institution must be proven through transcript of records or endorsement from the institution.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are we looking for?

We are looking for sustainable projects, not just single opportunities. The C.O.R.E. Expedition Grant is awarded to unique and interesting ideas and compelling stories particularly in line with our program thrusts: Scientific Expedition, Environmental
Conservation and Tourism Development.

What kind of support will the grant provide?

C.O.R.E. will evaluate your application and establish the applicable amount of support it can provide you and your team. This can be in the form of either funds or gear and equipment needed for the expedition. However, we encourage applicants to seek concurrent forms of funding and support, as C.O.R.E. cannot guarantee full sponsorship.

Who can apply?

Filipino citizens, aged 18 years old and above are eligible recipients. Individual and Group applications are allowed. The Expedition Grant is open to professional and amateur athletes, students pursuing undergraduate, masters or doctorate degrees, researchers and academicians.

How to apply?

Fill-up the application form on this page. Qualified applicants will be notified via e-mail. Terms of the sponsorship will be discussed in an agreement between  C.O.R.E. and the beneficiary

If my application is approved, what do I do next?

Go out and embark on your expedition! Once completed, all approved expedition grants must comply with following requirements and basic agreements:

a. Expenses Report

Beneficiaries must prepare an expenses report upon the completion of the project. Funds provided as part of the grant must be used for expenses incurred during fieldwork. This can include transportation, supplies, food and water, permits and related miscellaneous costs (e.g., guides, and porters).

b. Grant Restrictions

C.O.R.E. grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries. Funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or conferences, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of permanent field stations, or publishing research results.

c. Field Report

A report summarizing their findings must be submitted within two months of returning from the field. C.O.R.E. requires that grant recipients offer the right of first refusal for coverage to Dispatch Media Group, the media arm of C.O.R.E. Media coverage includes books and other Dispatch publications, lectures, exhibits, our web site and other electronic media, as well as publicity about the

d. Content Usage

All grantees must first share findings of their expedition with Dispatch Media as part of the publication and media coverage component of the grant. Photography, videography and writing during the expedition must be provided for by the grantees unless negotiated separately with C.O.R.E. and Dispatch. However, C.O.R.E. also reserves the right to assign exclusive coverage of the expedition to Dispatch Media photographers, writers and film crews.

Do you have more questions? Write us an e-mail at core@primergrp.com or call us at +63 (2) 5670611.