Mobile Malaria project update

The 2018 Land Rover Bursary recipients travelled over 6,300 km across Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya to investigate the challenges facing those on the front line of malaria control in Africa.

Grant recipients head into the field

Our 2019 Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients are heading out into the field to begin their summer fieldwork.

Mobile Malaria Project returns from the field

The 2018 Land Rover Bursary recipients have returned from the field after travelling over 6,300 km to investigate the challenges facing those on the front line of malaria control in Africa.

Fieldwork Apprentices head out into the field

Our 2019 Fieldwork Apprentices are heading out into the field to begin their fieldwork.

Innovative Geography Teaching Grants recipients announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Innovative Geography Teaching Grants, Dr Lisa Ficklin and Grace Healy.

Environment and Sustainability Research Grants recipients announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Environment and Sustainability Research Grants, Dr Agatha Herman, Dr Thomas Smith and Dr Max Martin.

Walking Ethiopia’s highlands on the Journey of a Lifetime

This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award recipient, Redzi Bernard, has begun her two week journey travelling through northern Ethiopia to uncover the stories of everyday women.

World Malaria Day 2019

Today is World Malaria Day, an international day to raise awareness of malaria as a curable and preventable disease. The Mobile Malaria Project are currently investigating the front line of malaria control in Africa.

Hong Kong Research Grant supports seismic hazard research in Taiwan

This year’s Hong Kong Research Grant has been awarded to Marine Roger to support her research assessing seismic hazards along the Chelungpu fault in Taiwan.

Ralph Brown Expedition Award supports subtropical coral reef research

Dr Maria Beger from the University of Leeds has received this year’s Ralph Brown Expedition Award to explore whether subtropical coral reef ecosystems could be a refuge for tropical coral communities.

Walters Kundert Fellowship supports research on Greenland’s tidewater glaciers

The 2019 Walters Kundert Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Alun Hubbard to investigate the processes of submarine melting and iceberg calving on four of Greenland’s tidewater glaciers.

Land Rover Bursary recipients arrive in the field

The current Land Rover Bursary recipients have begun their eight week journey.

Build your own field sensors and data loggers

Scientific sensors are typically very expensive, but you can learn how to design and build your own for much less at our workshop on 1 April.

Drone technology helps map malaria in Zanzibar

Drone technology is helping to identify potential malaria hotspots by mapping aquatic mosquito breeding habitats in Zanzibar, thanks to a pilot project funded by our grants programme in 2015.

Apply now for Fieldwork Apprenticeships

The deadline for this year’s Fieldwork Apprenticeships is fast approaching.

Weddell Sea Expedition ends search for Shackleton’s Endurance

The Weddell Sea Expedition has been forced to conclude its search for the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance. 

Book now for Explore South West

Explore South West on 9 February is your chance to learn directly from a range of scientists and explorers carrying out field research and scientific expeditions.

Apply now for Innovative Geography Teaching Grants

The deadline for this year’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants is fast approaching.

Explore South West: plan your next adventure

Explore South West is the perfect opportunity to learn from scientists and explorers who are undertaking field research and scientific expeditions that make a real difference to the world.

Society links with Frederick Soddy Trust

We are delighted to announce that the Frederick Soddy Trust has become a linked charity of RGS-IBG.

Society grant supports research into role of Arctic rivers in climate change

This year’s Gilchrist Fieldwork Award recipient is Dr Melissa Murphy from University College London who, in partnership with Dr Emily Stevenson from the University of Cambridge, is researching whether high Arctic rivers are a source of a sink for carbon dioxide.

Explore weekend – advice, inspiration and insight

Over 350 people gathered at Lowther Lodge earlier this month for the Society’s 42nd annual Explore weekend.

Dr Arwyn Edwards reveals the highlights of his fieldwork in Svalbard

Our £10,000 Walters Kundert Fellowship enabled Dr Arwyn Edwards to make multiple trips to Svalbard to ask the question: are microbes active in Arctic winters?

Explore weekend - don't miss out

The Society’s annual Explore weekend - an unmissable opportunity to gain advice, inspiration and contacts for your own research project or expedition - is fast approaching . Early Bird discounts end on 15 October.

Medics prepare for the wilderness

Last month we held an introductory workshop for early career medical professionals about expedition and wilderness medicine.

Water scarcity and conflict in Kyrgyzstan

Multimedia journalist and presenter Katie Arnold left for Kyrgyzstan this week to explore water related conflict in the Naryn River basin as part of her Neville Shulman Challenge Award.

High-Arctic research project receives Gilchrist Fieldwork Award

Dr Melissa Murphy has been awarded the 2018 Gilchrist Fieldwork Award for her research project on High-Arctic rivers.

Find a grant: Slawson Awards

The Slawson Awards are part of the Society’s grants programme, which provides a wide range of funding opportunities for geographical fieldwork, data collection and independent travel.

Society grant funds renewable energy research in refugee camps

Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen has recently returned from her PhD fieldwork in refugee camps across Rwanda and Kenya, where she has been researching the use of renewable energies.

Plastic pollution in the Galapagos

Dr Ceri Lewis returned this week from the Galapagos Islands where she was researching the impact of macro and micro plastics alongside her team from the University of Exeter.

First Rob Potter Award goes to disaster recovery policy project

The Society's first Rob Potter Award has been awarded to Dr Gemma Sou from the University of Manchester.

2018 Land Rover Bursary open for applications

Jaguar Land Rover have renewed their corporate support of the Society for a further three years, which includes the annual Land Rover Bursary.

Paralympian undertakes Journey of a Lifetime

This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award, run by the Society in partnership with BBC Radio 4, is supporting Paralympic champion Karen Darke MBE as she handcycles the course of Australia’s longest river, the Murray.

Rob Potter Award

The Society is delighted to announce a new grant for post-doctoral development research.