RGS-IBG Small Research Grants
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)
2014 RGS-IBG Small Research Grant recipients
Dr Matej Blazek (Loughborough University). Life trajectories and experiences of young Somali women in the UK: subjections, subjectivations and the routes to citizenship (20 IGC and Jasmin Leila Award)
Dr Benjamin Coles (University of Leicester). Securing Food Futures in Times of Austerity
Dr Peter Hemming (Cardiff University). Faith-Based Schooling in Rural Communities
Dr Lisa Mol (University of Cardiff) Rock weathering in the Arctic – how does it work?
Dr Sandra Nogue (University of Oxford). Tracking the range limits of the Subtropical Laurel forest in Cape Verde
Dr Thomas Smith (King's College London). Improved assessment of emissions from peat swamp fires: new emission factors for REDD+ projects in tropical peatlands (20 IGC)
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.