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RGS-IBG Small Research Grants

2010 Small Research Grant recipient Dr Stephen Burrows - Investigating basal hydrology of the Greenland Ice sheet using an electronic tracing technique

The Society offers several awards of up to £3,000 to individuals for original desk and/or field based research in any area of geography. Preference will be given to early career researchers.

Each year one grant of up to £3,000 will be made available from the 20th International Geographical Congress. This fund was established following the 20th International Geographical Congress held in London in 1964.

The Jasmin Leila Award of £250, will be given as a supplement to one of the projects supported under the Society’s Small Research Grant scheme, or as an independent award.


18 January (each year)


  RGS-IBG Small Research Grants guidelines (PDF)
RGS-IBG Small Research Grant Application Form (MSWORD)
  Research Ethics and Code of Practice (PDF)


2013 RGS-IBG Small Research Grant recipients

  Dr Rebecca Alice Hodge (Durham University). Quantifying the controls on sediment patch formation in bedrock rivers using a scaled physical model - Cumbria, UK (20th IGC)

  Dr Joanna Nield (University of Southampton). The dynamic behaviour of salt crusts on dust producing playas - Namibia

  Dr Nick Cutler (University of Cambridge). The little things matter: microbes of the boreal bryosphere - Sweden

  Dr Saska Petrova (University of Manchester) Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece

  Dr Isla Forsyth (University of Nottingham). Dwelling in the Desert: Ralph Bagnold, Desert Exploration and Covert Warfare Cambridge and London

  Dr Philippa Williams (Queen Mary University of London). Citizenship beyond territory? Political transnationalism and material cultures of identity documents amongst the UK Indian diaspora

  Dr Helen Wilson (University of Manchester). Intercultural dialogue and diversity training in Europe: examining the mobilisation of a US intervention model - London, Zurich, Bern and Basel (Jasmin Leila Award)

Small Research Grant recipients 2008 to 2013 (PDF)

For further information on these projects, including a summary of the research and expedition reports, please browse the Society's Expeditions Database.

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