The Society is delighted to announce its 50th Slawson Award for field-based research in developing countries.
Dominic Rowland (SOAS University of London) is the 50th recipient of a Slawson Award for his research on nutrition and palm oil farming in Indonesian Borneo. Dominic will spend four months in the Kapuas Hulu region of West Kalimantan province conducting surveys and working with local research assistants.
This year’s recipients of the Slawson Awards also include Stephanie Brittain (Oxford University) for her research on unsustainable hunting in Cameroon, and Alex Ma (University College London) for his work on labour migration between Myanmar and Singapore.
Established in 2001, the Slawson Awards are kindly supported by Society Fellows Paul and Mary Slawson. Up to four awards are given each year to support PhD students carrying out geographical research on development issues with a high social and economic value.
Over the last 16 years, 50 postgraduates from 28 UK universities have received a Slawson Award. Recipients have undertaken fieldwork in 33 different countries on issues such as biodiversity offsetting, sustainable tourism, urban renewal, refugee resettlement and coastal resource governance.
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