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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yu-Kai Liao (Durham University): Crustacean Capitalism in The Amphibious Mekong Delta: Dynamic Relations of Land-water and Agro-aquaculture
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Benjamin Boyes (University of Brighton): Deglaciation of the Kola Peninsula, northwest Arctic Russia, during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition
Casarin Giada (University of Bristol): Social mixing in schools and neighbourhoods. A comparative study of Italy and the UK
Cristina Balaban (Durham University): Testing the competing influence of winds and topography during the past glaciation of the Southern Carpathians, Romania
Georgia Hollands (University of Southampton): The influence of landscape on bee stressors in Belize
Gergana Daskalova (University of Edinburgh): Shifting Arctic landscapes and biodiversity change in a warming tundra
Hibba Mazhary (University of Oxford): Distancing death: Welfare, slaughter and consumption in the British halal meat industry
Kate Hood (Queen Mary University of London): Im/possible ecologies: poetic geographies in and against the Anthropocene
Liam Taylor (University of Leeds): Developing a novel open source early warning system for glacial outburst floods
Meiyun Meng (Birkbeck, University of London): Highly Educated Female Migrants’ Production of Home Spaces and Their Negotiations of Gendered Power in Contemporary Shenzhen
Nataniel Baurley (University of Southampton): The use of ultra-high resolution UAV imagery in mapping the distribution and long-term evolution of surface features on the lower ice surface of an actively calving glacier in SE Iceland
Sarah Fischel (University College London): Multi-Species Care and Coral Reef Restoration in Bonaire
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2019
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2018
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2017
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2016
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2015
Dudley Stamp Memorial Award recipients 2014
Awards of up to £3,000 to individuals for desk or field-based research in any area of geography.
A supplementary grant of £1,500 for development research, given in celebration of Rob Potter.
Grants of £1,500 for first year undergraduate geography students to participate in a fieldwork project.
A biannual award of £15,000 to a research team undertaking challenging overseas fieldwork.
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