2020 grant recipient, Natalie Anderson (University of York), surveying juvenile corals with project partner Said Ali Said off Pemba Island. Image: Angelique Brathwaite
Application deadlines for many of the Society’s grants supporting fieldwork and research by undergraduate, masters and PhD students; teachers and schools; and early career and established researchers are fast approaching.
Grants for teachers and schools
If you are a primary or secondary school teacher planning fieldwork to get students back in the field in 2022, the Frederick Soddy Schools Award offers up to £600 to support your trip. This award has previously supported trips for students heading to the Peak District, the Eden Project and Snowdonia.
The Society also offers up to £1,000 to help teachers develop imaginative and creative educational resources, working with a university collaborator, through the Innovative Geography Teaching Grants. The recipients of the 2019 award, Grace Healy and Dr Jessica Hope, developed a resource which examined what Bolivia can teach us about sustainable development and how this links to protecting both nature and life on land.
Grants for students
The Society offers a range of grants for university students undertaking geographical fieldwork, with deadlines in February and March. These include:
The Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award for PhD students studying the social, economic and cultural life of a region. Deadline 3 February.
The Monica Cole Research Grant for physical geography fieldwork, and Henrietta Hutton Research Grant for fieldwork across the full breadth of geography. Deadline 3 February.
The Society’s Geographical Fieldwork Grants for teams of students undertaking fieldwork overseas. Deadline 15 February.
The Slawson Awards for PhD students studying development issues with a high social and economic value, working in the Global South. Deadline 22 February.
The Fieldwork Apprenticeships, for first or second year undergraduate students to join an existing fieldwork project. Deadline 1 April.
Grants for researchers
For early career researchers, the Society’s Small Research Grants provide up to £3,000 to support original desk or field-based research in any area of geography. These grants include the Jasmin Leila Award for research in the areas of health geography, performance or transnational communities, and the Rob Potter Award for work on geographies of development and transnational migration and identities. Deadline 3 February.
The Environment and Sustainability Research Grants offer up to £15,000 to support research which investigates some of the bigger issues of environmental sustainability. 2020 recipient Dr Elia Apostolopoulou is researching the right to energy justice in Greece. Other past recipients have worked on topics ranging from tropical peatland greenhouse gas emissions to weather forecasting with fishers in south India. Deadline 22 February.
Find a grant
You can read about some of the past projects supported by these grants on our grant stories page.
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