Each year, the Society awards over 70 grants to students, researchers, teachers and independent travellers. February sees application deadlines fast approaching for several grants available to PhD students.
The Society’s Grants Programme supports geographical research both in the UK and overseas, helping develop new knowledge and advance the discipline.
Our independent travel grants and expedition awards allow individuals and teams to complete challenging fieldwork and expeditions, while several grants support innovation in teaching geography at secondary and higher education level.
A number of our grants support research undertaken by students and researchers, both desk-based and in the field. Projects receiving support from our research grants can be cutting edge fieldwork completed by established researchers or smaller projects undertaken by early career academics.
New for 2015 are our Environment and Sustainability Research Grants, with four awards of £9,000 available to researchers who are working on projects that investigate issues of environmental sustainability. Applicants must have completed their PhD within the last ten years, and the deadline for applications is 20 March.
Highlights from projects currently being supported by RGS-IBG grants can be found on our In the field webpage, which provides a fascinating and highly visual overview of the fieldwork recipients complete each year.
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