Each year the Society’s Grants Programme awards over 70 grants, in excess of £180,000, to support geographical fieldwork overseas and in the UK. This year, research is being supported in 45 different countries, with grant recipients ranging from first year undergraduate students to senior researchers.
Recipients are increasingly using social media while in the field to provide updates on their projects and fieldwork experiences. Our ‘In the Field’ page gathers news updates from their social media and video accounts, in combination with recent content from their blogs and webpages.
With a huge variety of projects supported this year, from coral research in Honduras to glacier investigations in Greenland, our Projects Supported pages highlight the breadth of geographical research taking place across the globe.
Some of our senior research grant recipients are truly pushing the boundaries of geographical knowledge, using new technologies and collaborating with host-countries to develop important and innovative research projects. Meanwhile, undergraduate students are undertaking their first independent overseas field research, supported by our grants, with teams travelling as far as the Philippines, Peru and Madagascar to develop their fieldwork skills and collect research data for dissertations.
Are you a primary geography or history teacher? Why not join us for one of our upcoming primary geography and history CPD events?
8 February 2021
Dr Ceri Lewis returned this week from the Galapagos Islands where she was researching the impact of macro and micro plastics alongside her team from the University of Exeter.
11 June 2018
Joseph Stenhouse was a member of the Ross Sea Party, intially as First Officer, but later as Commander of the SY Aurora during the ship's 283 day drift in the ice of the Ross Sea
3 August 2017
This exhibition showcases a selection of platinum prints made from the newly digitised negatives of the 1921 British Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition.
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