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Expeditions, fieldwork and independent travel grants

Fieldwork and expeditions are at the core of the Society's grants programme.

Every year we support teams of students and researchers get into the field with Geographical Fieldwork Grants, the Society's longest running grant scheme. The newest initiative is the RGS-IBG International Field Centre Grants, for work in international field centres in developing nations.

Our independent travel grants support challenging and inspiring geographical journeys and expeditions. There are opportunities to challenge yourself physically and mentally through the Neville Shulman Challenge Award, and to make a radio documentary about an inspiring journey with a Journey of a Lifetime Award. The Land Rover Bursary supports those who want to take a journey beyond their limits and boundaries.

Find out about your eligibilty, how to apply and projects that have been supported previously by the Society:

Journey of a Lifetime recipient Will Millard packrafts through West Africa's Peace Park

Journey of a Lifetime Award »

Neville Shulman Challenge Award » Image: Recipients of the Neville Shulman Challenge Award 'Hugging the Coast' traverse 250km of the coral triangle to document and engage with the people that eke a living through seaweed farming

Neville Shulman Challenge Award »

Land Rover Bursary » Image: 2013 Land Rover Bursary recipient team 'Pole of Cold'

Land Rover Bursary » 

Field Centre Grants » Image: Gobabeb Research Centre Namibia - 2012 recipient Dr Kevin White integrates new techniques for dune surveying, in order to extend the Gobabeb dune database

Field Centre Grants »

Geographical Fieldwork Grant » Image: Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients from the University of Cambridge set up equipment near the active vent of Puyehue-Cordon Caulle, Chile

Geographical Fieldwork Grant »

Learning and Leading Gap Year Scholarship » Image: Gap year scholar Mark Kittle in Svalbard

Learning & Leading Fieldwork Apprenticeships »

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