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The Slawson Awards are part of the Society’s grants programme, which provides a wide range of funding opportunities for geographical fieldwork, data collection and independent travel.
Established in 2001, the awards are supported by Paul and Mary Slawson who are Honorary Fellows of the Society. Three awards of up to £3,000 are available each year for PhD students who are carrying out field-based development research. Previous topics of research have included labour migration, homelessness, food security, refugee protection and oil palm-driven deforestation.
This year’s recipients are:
Penelope Quinton, from King’s College London, who is examining the impact of demolitions and land seizures in the West Bank on Palestinian women’s self-perceived health.
Charlotte Ramble, from the London School of Economics and Political Science, who is exploring the relationship between imprisonment and social and ethnic inequalities in Nepal’s Western Hills.
Martina Manara, also from the London School of Economics and Political Science, who will be investigating the complexities of land tenure regularisation in informal settlements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The Slawson Awards are open to applications from Society Fellows, Postgraduate Fellows and members. The next application deadline is 22 February 2019.
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