Guide for referees
This is a guide for those providing references for applicants to Society grants.
We would be grateful if you could write a reference providing a critical evaluation of:
The proposed project’s strengths in terms of originality, validity and likely contribution to geographical knowledge.
The work’s academic and applied importance.
The applicant’s ability to complete the programme of work safely and responsibly within the time and budget proposed.
Any additional information that you feel might help the Selection Panel.
Your reference will be one of the key factors in assessing the applicant’s suitability for a grant.
Please submit your signed reference statement on letter headed paper to the Grants Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is due by the deadline specified for the grant.
Your reference will be acknowledged by email and we thank you in advance for your assistance.