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Our grants programme develops new knowledge and advances geographical science by supporting geographical research in the UK and overseas.

To date in 2024, with the generous support of our donors, over £166,000 of funding has been allocated to support 70 field research and school fieldwork projects, from 36 institutions. Projects are taking place in 34 countries spanning six continents. Topics range from analysis of community energy projects in the UK, to mapping the impacts of alluvial mining on mammal communities in the Peruvian Amazon. 

See the full list of projects funded in 2024, and find out more about past field research supported through the Society’s grants programme in our grant stories

Grants are available for desk-based research, fieldwork and expeditions, research into teaching and learning, developing teaching resources, and for international conference attendance. For enquiries, please contact