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Fieldwork and expeditions

New expedition planning podcast series created for the Society

The first two episodes of a new podcast series, Explore: how to plan an expedition, which focuses on how to plan an expedition or field research project, are now available.

Fieldwork and expeditions

11,000 miles of exile: a journey from Algeria to New Caledonia

Chahrazade Douah, recipient of this year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award, shares tales from her trip retracing the steps of her exiled Algerian ancestors in a BBC Radio 4 documentary broadcast today.

Fieldwork and expeditions

Apply now for our 2024 grants

Each year we support over 60 fieldwork projects with our range of field research and independent travel grants, many of which have application deadlines in the coming months.

Fieldwork and expeditions

Celebrate expeditions and fieldwork at RGS Explore 2023

Join us at the RGS Explore festival 2023 to celebrate exploration, field science and travel with purpose with eight exciting days of events and workshops.

Fieldwork and expeditions

Fieldwork updates from Society grant recipients

We caught up with some of this year’s Society-supported researchers and school groups to hear what they’ve been up to in the field.

Fieldwork and expeditions

Society’s grants for students selected

We are pleased to announce this year’s projects selected for funding through our grants for undergraduate, master’s degree and PhD students.

Fieldwork and expeditions

Society’s grants for senior and early-career researchers selected

We are pleased to announce this year’s projects selected for funding through our grants for senior and early-career researchers.

Schools and education

Frederick Soddy Schools Award supports primary and secondary school fieldwork

We are delighted to once again be supporting school students to undertake fieldwork through the Frederick Soddy Schools Award.