Fieldwork apprentice Hannah Roe sampling in Iceland © Hannah Roe
The deadline for this year’s Fieldwork Apprenticeships is fast approaching.
Every year we award up to three bursaries of £1,500 each to first year undergraduates to participate in field research. The Fieldwork Apprenticeships aim to give students the opportunity to work for a number of weeks over the summer on a field research project led by an academic member of staff at their university.
Previous fieldwork apprentices have conducted research on a variety of topics in a range of locations, from global water security in Uganda and contemporary pro-glacial lakes in Iceland to the ecological consequences of glacio-fluvial sediment transfer and small scale glacial erosional features in Switzerland.
Applicants must be UK nationals and be in the first year of their undergraduate geography Bachelor’s degree at a UK university.
The deadline for applications is 1 April - apply now.
These awards are supported through the generous donation of John and Anne Alexander and are part of a portfolio of grants, the Alexander Awards, to support and enthuse students from less advantaged backgrounds through fieldwork. The Alexander Awards also support fieldwork through the Geographical Fieldwork Grants and A Level residential field study courses in the UK.
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Every year we support over 40 student fieldwork projects, from PhD students collecting data for their dissertation to groups of undergraduates looking to get out into the field for the first time.
We support a range of field and desk-based research projects, from established researchers undertaking cutting edge fieldwork to early career academics working on smaller projects.
Our independent travel grants support challenging and inspiring geographical journeys and expeditions all over the world.
Grants to support secondary school fieldwork and expeditions, and innovation in teaching geography at secondary and higher education level.
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