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Expedition and Geographical Fieldwork Grants
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Expedition and Geographical Fieldwork Grants

The Society’s grants programme as a whole enables people to develop new knowledge and advance geographical science through geographical field research and scientific expeditions around the world.

Why are Expedition and Geographical Fieldwork awards important?

Over and above advancing knowledge; they:

  • Encourage the next generation of geographers, help build their expertise, and sustain the future of geographical fieldwork.
  • Provide many individuals with invaluable personal experiences and a wealth of learning opportunities for young people.
  • Enable young people to engage with the changing world in which we live.

Why support the Society’s Expedition and Geographical Fieldwork grants?

The 60th anniversary provides an ideal opportunity to celebrate the amazing awards that have touched around 11,500 individuals and for an appeal to enable the Society to make these opportunities available to many more young people.

The Expedition and Geographical Fieldwork Grant is the Society's longest running grant scheme. Every year, we help upwards of 20 teams of students and researchers get into the field, and the Society offers several grants up to £3,000. The demand is such that we could support more.

What will your money do?

Your support will help create the capital sum needed for a core of Geographical Fieldwork grants in perpetuity.

How will we acknowledge donors?

Supporters will be listed, if desired, in the Appeal Donors Book, and depending on the level of support be recognised on grants webpages and invited to special events.

Major individual donors may wish to endow a ‘named’ Geographical Fieldwork grant in perpetuity, at levels of £50,000 donation per named grant.

Make an online donation to the Grants Appeal now.


Learn more about previous Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients.

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