The Dudley Stamp Memorial Award offers a number of £500 grants every year for PhD students or postdoctoral researchers.
Preference will be given to research that leads to the advancement of geography and to international co-operation in the study of the subject. Applications are particularly welcome for projects which will strengthen links between geographers in the United Kingdom and those overseas.
Lawrence Dudley Stamp (1898-1966) was an internationally renowned British geographer who served as President of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers. His Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain in the 1930s and 1940s, a modern Domesday Book, sought to classify land use in Britain, and was undertaken with the help of enthusiastic teachers and school children who carried out much of the survey work.
Dudley Stamp worked to popularise the discipline of geography, and played a key role in promoting the teaching of the subject in schools. He travelled widely, assisting in the setting up of numerous land use surveys, while his reputation drew postgraduates from around the world to work on his projects.
The Dudley Stamp Memorial Award was established in 1967 to enable geographers in the early stages of their careers to travel in support of their research. In 2016 the Dudley Stamp Memorial Fund became a linked charity of the RGS-IBG.
Deadline: 23 November
The Dudley Stamp Memorial Award is given through the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards scheme. 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 email@example.com.
Nathaniel Baurley (University of Southampton). 'A spatio-temporal glaciological analysis of adjacent lacustrine calving glaciers in SE Iceland using repeat UAV photogrammetric surveys'
Alvaro Castilla-Beltran (University of Southampton). 'Remaining a ‘wild’ island? Reconstructing the long-term ecology of the island of Brava, Cape Verde'
Dario Zambrano (University of Leeds). 'People, forest and carbon: linkages between equity and forest conservation'
Hazel Vallack (University of Bristol). 'A process-based evaluation of reflux dolomitization in Abu Dhabi'
Kirstie Kwarteng (SOAS, Univeristy of London). 'The transnational practices of second generation Ghanaians: a comparative study'
Shona Loong (University of Oxford). 'At the margins of a ‘development darling’: intersections between sovereignty, territory, and development in Karen State, Myanmar'
Craig Hammock (Swansea University). 'Joint inversion of geophysical data elucidating methane release from open-system pingos, Adventdalen, Svalbard'
Annabel Evans (Loughborough University). 'People and place in contentious space: housing as socio-spatial praxis in the West Bank'
Valentina Ndolo (University of Cambridge). 'Assessing anthrax occurrence patterns in Uganda using ecological niche modelling'
Chiara Bancone (University College London). 'Temporal and spatial distribution of microplastics in the sediments of UK rural and urban lakes'
Makoto Takahashi (University of Cambridge). 'Authority and dialogue: the ICRP’s participatory dialogues in Fukushima (2011-2018)'
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2018 (PDF)
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2017 (PDF)
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2016 (PDF)
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2015 (PDF)
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2014 (PDF)
A supplementary grant of £1,500 for development research, given in celebration of Rob Potter.
A biannual award of £15,000 to a research team undertaking challenging overseas fieldwork.
Awards of £8,000 for research in the physical or human dimensions of arid and semi-arid environments.
An annual award of £12,500 to an expedition working in an aquatic environment.
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