In 2019 over £196,000 of funding supported 67 research projects involving more than 300 individuals. Grant recipients carried out research in over 40 countries across the world, from Greenland to Myanmar. Student expedition teams, postgraduates and senior researchers alike studied a great variety of topics, from balancing forest conservation and development needs in Liberia, to photogrammetric surveys of glaciers in Iceland.

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


Expedition grants

Our independent travel grants support challenging and inspiring geographical journeys and expeditions all over the world.

Research grants

We support a range of field and desk-based research projects, from established researchers undertaking cutting edge fieldwork to early career academics working on smaller projects.

Student grants

Every year we support over 40 student fieldwork projects, from PhD students collecting data for their dissertation to groups of undergraduates looking to get out into the field for the first time.

Teacher grants

Grants to support secondary school fieldwork and expeditions, and innovation in teaching geography at secondary and higher education level.

Projects supported

Projects we support cover a range of geographical topics, from volcano monitoring, to adaptations to climate change, to farmers' rights issues.

Advice and resources

Guidance and resources for applicants and recipients.

Grants programme supporters

We have a range of donors who have supported the grants programme this year, and in past years.

Grants programme reviewers

The expertise of external screeners allows us to review hundreds of grant applications every year.