The Society’s grants programme supports geographical research in the UK and overseas, helping develop new knowledge and advance the discipline. This year, the grants programme has supported 63 projects, directly involving 155 individuals, with over £170,000 of funding.
From first year undergraduates to senior researchers, geographers from 20 UK higher education institutions are carrying out research in 40 different countries, in locations as diverse as China’s Pearl River delta, the remote island of St Helena in the South Atlantic, and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
Projects supported this year range from investigations of ground water resources and indigenous land rights, to research on the geomorphology of desert wadis. Glaciology projects are as popular as ever, with six projects taking place in Norway, Chile, Switzerland, Iceland and Nepal; as are studies of rainforest ecology. Several projects are investigating forest habitat loss, with the environmental impacts of palm oil expansion emerging as a particular theme.
Find out more and keep up-to-date with research currently being supported by the Society at www.rgs.org/inthefield.
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No man’s lands are proliferating in today's turbulent world. Using digital archives and immersive technology, Alasdair, Noam and Elliot explore the stories of places that remain locked behind barbed wire and minefields.
11 November 2019
The panel of expert judges for this year’s Earth Photo competition has been announced.
11 March 2019
Dr Barbara Bond investigates MI9’s wartime escape and evasion mapping programme including how maps were smuggled to prisoners and how they helped orchestrate some of the most famous escapes in history.
22 January 2018
Kerstin talks of her project to understand more about, and to protect, these extraordinary and beautiful marine creatures off the coast of Peru; working with local communities and supported by a Rolex Award for Enterprise.
24 April 2017
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