The following individual received a Fischer Grant in 2008:
Thomas Prigg: From Thomas—"I lead a team of climbers who propose to sail from the shores of Newfoundland in a Viking boat to climb floating icebergs. Not only are we completing a unique climb, only 4 people have ever climbed a floating iceberg, we will be filming the experience for a four part series, starting a new education initiative and raising money for environmental organizations for the preservation of the environment. The educational program will incorporate live video stream via satellite to our website for interactive classroom sessions with the team while on location. Our broadcasts will also be archived for later use by teachers and others visiting our website."