Each year, 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. We also support early career academics attending geographical conferences.
Ralph Brown Expedition Award
An annual award of £12,500 to an expedition working in an aquatic environment.
Awards of £8,000 for research in the physical or human dimensions of arid and semi-arid environments.
Walters Kundert Fellowship
The Walters Kundert Fellowship offers an annual grant of £10,000 to support post-PhD field research within Arctic or high mountain environments.
Gilchrist Fieldwork Award
An annual award of £15,000 to a research team undertaking challenging overseas fieldwork.
RGS-IBG Small Research Grants
Awards of up to £3,500 to early career researchers for desk or field-based research in any area of geography.
Rob Potter Award
A supplementary grant of £1,500 for development research, given in celebration of Rob Potter.
Jasmin Leila Award
A small supplementary grant given in celebration of Jasmin Leila Sidaway.
Environment and Sustainability Research Grants
Three annual awards of £15,000 for early career researchers.