2019 Fieldwork Apprentice Kate Nicholls carrying out fieldwork in Iceland © Kate Nicholls
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.
Last year’s apprentices conducted research on a variety of topics in a range of locations, from cloud forest reduction in the Peruvian Andes and resilience to hazards around Mount Yasur in Vanuatu, to rapid glacial change in South East Iceland. 2019 Fieldwork Apprentice, Heather Needham said, “The apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to install FreeStations (low-cost environmental monitoring sensors) in a cloud forest of the Colombian Andes with academics from my university (King's College London). It was a research experience like no other and it was the most incredible way to end my first year at university.”
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 Wednesday 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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