Grant recipient Nathaniel Baurley setting up the dGPS base station on an area of stable ground near the glacier margin on 7 July 2021. Courtesy of Nathaniel Baurley.
Every year we support over 60 fieldwork projects with our range of grants, many of which have application deadlines in the coming months.
The Ralph Brown Expedition Award offers £12,500 to the leader of a research expedition working in an aquatic environment, including the study of coral reefs, rivers, lakes and shallow seas. Past recipients have mapped the extent and vulnerability of Central American peatland carbon stocks, determined river erosion rates and collected geomorphic observations in the Azores and Madeira archipelagos, and examined the community dynamics of subtropical corals.
If you’re a researcher planning fieldwork within the Arctic and/or a high mountain environment that advances the understanding of environmental change past or present, the Walters Kundert Fellowship offers an annual grant of £10,000. Previous recipients have assessed the ice contents and water supplies of rock glaciers in Nepal, pioneered in situ, multidisciplinary investigations into the biogeochemical form and function of glaciofluvial sediment environments, and investigated the processes of submarine melting and iceberg calving in Greenland.
The Thesiger-Oman International Fellowships offer awards of £8,000 for geographical research in the physical or human dimensions of arid and semi-arid environments. Past recipients have studied grazing pressure in the Dhofar Mountains of Oman by tracking daily herd movements, explored Holocene environmental change in eastern Jordan, and used sedimentary ancient DNA to identify past environmental changes.
If you’re a postgraduate researcher our Postgraduate Research Awards have supported PhD students in a range of fieldwork projects including measuring and monitoring glacier calving in Svalbard, integrating the acoustic landscape into antipoaching patrol design and evaluation in tropical forests in Belize, and the theoretical and practical impact of slow food communities on the notion of food sovereignty. Up to £2,000 is available.
The deadline for all the above grants is Monday 23 November.
If you’re an early career researcher looking to attend an international conference organised by a geographical scientific Union or Association formally affiliated with the International Science Council (ISC), then why not apply for our 30th International Geographical Congress Award? The deadline is Saturday 31 October.
We have more grants available for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers, with deadlines in the new year.
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The global coronavirus pandemic has led to significant disruption to the fieldwork plans of many researchers. Through our grants programme we are continuing to select and commit funding for researchers who plan to go into the field when it is safe and responsible for them to do so. The Society will continue to uphold the highest health and safety and ethics protocols for the research projects it supports through the grants programme.
With just one week to go until the 2021 Annual International Conference, we have put together some programme highlights from across the week which you won’t want to miss.
The first in the next batch of episodes of our partnered BBC Radio 4 series, 39 Ways to Save the Planet, will be broadcast today.
We are delighted to welcome eight interns, funded by the Antipode Foundation and the Society, to support this year’s Annual International Conference.
We are delighted to announce our latest online exhibition: Observed on Paper.
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