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Research grants

Each year, the Society supports a range of field and desk-based research projects, from established researchers undertaking cutting edge fieldwork to early career academics working on smaller projects. We also support early career academics attending geographical conferences.

Our grants for researchers range from £500 to £15,000. Some awards focus on particular geographical regions or topics, while others are open to applications on any aspect of the discipline.

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

Peter Fleming Award » Image: Dr David Rippin digging one of many snowpits in order to carry out GPS monitoring of a stake-network and ground penetrating radar to assess the dynamics of small cold glaciers in response to climate change

Peter Fleming Award »

Ralph Brown Expedition Award » Image: 2011 recipient Dr Phillip Dustan, with Orla Doherty and Abigail Alling (Biosphere Foundation and University of Charleston). The Menjangan Island Reef Project Indonesia, seeks to preserve ocean biodiversity in Marine Protected Areas, by defining the tipping point between reef degradation and collapse of fish populations

Ralph Brown Expedition Award »  

Thesiger Oman International Fellowship Award » Image: Troy Sternberg, recipient of the 2011 Award views anti-dessertification squares in China

Thesiger-Oman International Fellowship »

Small Research Grant » Image: 2009 Small Research Grant recipient Dr Ruth Evans holds a workshop for young people caring for their siblings in child- and youth- headed households in Uganda

RGS-IBG Small Research Grants »

Gilchrist Fieldwork Award » Image: 2004 Gilchrist Fieldwork Award recipient Professor Andrew Warren and his team carried out their project in the ‘Dustiest Place on Earth’, northern Chad

Gilchrist Fieldwork Award »

Dudley Stamp Memorial Award » Image: 2011 Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipient Robert Barnett carries out sea-level research in northern Norway

Dudley Stamp Memorial Award »

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