Up to three grants of £1,500 are offered annually for first year undergraduate geography students to participate in a fieldwork project.
The Fieldwork Apprenticeships aim to give students the opportunity to go overseas for a number of weeks during the summer to work as a Fieldwork Apprentice on a research project led by an academic member of staff at their university.
These awards are supported through the generous donation of John and Anne Alexander and are part of a portfolio of grants, the Alexander Awards, to support and enthuse students from less advantaged backgrounds through fieldwork. The Alexander Awards also support fieldwork through the Geographical Fieldwork Grants and A Level residential field study courses in the UK.
Deadline: 1 April
All prospective grant applicants are encouraged to read our Advice and Resources pages, which include more information about the grants programme, its conditions, how to apply for a grant and what is expected if your application is successful. Please read this information carefully and send your application, or any enquiries, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kate Nicholls (Nottingham Trent University): 'Ultra-rapid glacier change in SE Iceland: new lakes, new glacier dynamics and new ecological opportunities'
Noah Bouchier (University of Bristol): 'African centre for cities (human settlements citylab – upgrading informal settlements)'
Heather Needham (King’s College London): 'Cloud forest reduction in Peruvian Andes'
Isobel Bond (University of Sheffield): 'Resilience to hazards around Yasur volcano, Vanuatu'
Callum Clark (University of Sheffield): 'Environmental and human impacts of Mt Yasur due to gas emissions affecting local water quality'
Joshua Oldfield (University of the West of England, Bristol): 'Global Water Security Programme, Kisoro, Uganda'
Hannah Roe (Keele University): 'What can contemporary proglacial lakes tell us about the early stages of Holocene lake ontogeny?'
Charlotte Day (University of Hertfordshire): 'Ecological Consequences of Glacio-Fluvial Sediment Transfer'
Jessica Bracken (Queen Mary University of London): 'Small-scale glacial erosional landforms in present and past glacial environments'
Eleisha Lord, Zayd Abid-Waheed, Giorgia Frost, Joshua Ballard (University of Salford): 'Salford Alpine Glacier Project'
Fieldwork Apprenticeships were also awarded from 2008 to 2016 through the Learning and Leading programme.
Run in partnership with BBC Radio 4, this award offers £5,000 to make a 'journey of a lifetime' and the chance to tell the world about it in a radio documentary.
Grants of up to £3,000 to help teams of students and researchers undertake overseas fieldwork.
An annual award of £12,500 to an expedition working in an aquatic environment.
An annual award of £5,000 for a challenging expedition or research project which furthers our knowledge of the planet, its cultures, peoples and environments.
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