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The global coronavirus pandemic has led to significant disruption to the fieldwork plans of many researchers. The Society, through its grants programme, is continuing to select and commit funding for researchers who plan to go into the field when it is safe and responsible to do so. These grants will only be formally awarded and funds will only be released to the recipient when Government, FCO guidance and in-country guidance is clear that it is appropriate to do so. We will continue to uphold the highest health and safety and ethics protocols for the research projects we (or any of the organisations it works with) support through the grants programme.
To date, with the generous support of our donors, close to £190,000 of funding has been awarded this year to support 39 field research projects. Projects are planned to take place in 28 countries spanning five continents, and covering a range of topics, including constraining river erosion rates and long-term evolution of volcanic island landscapes in the Azores and Madeira archipelagos, investigating the placed-based geography of climate perception and its impacts on migration in Cambodia, and an interdisciplinary study of grazing pressure in the Dhofar Mountains of Oman.
Application deadlines for the 2021 grants programme begin in November 2020.
See the full list of projects supported so far this year.
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