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 worked on topics from mapping the extent and vulnerability of Central American peatland carbon stocks to examining 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 a 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.
For work across the full breadth of geography and related disciplines, the Gilchrist Fieldwork Award offers £15,000 to teams of established researchers undertaking challenging fieldwork overseas.
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 23 November.
For early career researchers 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 31 October.
We have more grants available for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers, with deadlines in the new year.
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