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Peter Fleming Award
Ralph Brown Expedition Award
Thesiger-Oman Fellowships
Small Research Grants
Jasmin Leila Award
Gilchrist Fieldwork Award
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award
Thirtieth International Geographical Congress Award

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.

Peter Fleming
Award

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

Annual award for research projects advancing geographical knowledge

Ralph Brown Expedition 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

Award for expeditions working in aquatic environments

Thesiger-Oman Fellowship

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

Award for research in arid or semi arid environments

RGS-IBG Small Research Grants

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

Several awards for original desk or field based research

Gilchrist Fieldwork
Award

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

Biennial award for overseas field research

Dudley Stamp Memorial Award

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

Several awards for PhD students or postdoctoral researchers

Thirtieth International Geographical Congress

Grants to assist with conference attendance

Field Centre
Grants

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

Grants to support research at international field centres

Fieldwork Apprenticeships

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

Funding for undergraduate fieldwork opportunities


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