The Dudley Stamp Memorial Award offers a number of £500 grants every year for PhD students or postdoctoral researchers.
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.
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.
Deadline: 23 November (each year)
The Dudley Stamp Memorial Award is given through the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards scheme. Please read the application guidelines and send your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Allard (University of Manchester). ‘Glaciation of the Balkans during the Late Pleistocene: Extent, timing and climatic significance’
Danielle Buchanan (University of Glasgow). ‘Seasonal to decadal-scale erosion of a rock coast system: platform erosion and boulder transport dynamics’
Lucy Millington (Durham University). ‘The use of regenerating forest by two frugivorous primates in the Peruvian Amazon’
Dagmar Diesner (Coventry University). ‘The Village in the City: Developing resilience and strategies of self-governance in case of Campi Aperti in Bologna, Italy’
Kerry Bobbins (University College London). ‘Investigating the influence of the green infrastructure concept on urban governance in Johannesburg, South Africa’
Liam Saddington (University of Oxford). ‘Kiribati and climate change: imaginations, anticipations and negotiations’
Harry Sanders (Loughborough University). ‘Biotic versus abiotic forcing of fluvial sediment dynamics: How much sediment do crayfish supply to river systems?’
Leila Wilmers (Loughborough University). ‘Nation, diversity and narratives of continuity: Urban citizen perspectives on Russia and its people’
Nelson Rodriguez (University of Manchester). ‘Beans in the web of power: Brazilian soybean trade, financial capital, logistics and food politics’
Yu-Shan Tseng (Durham University). ‘Insurgent OSS-enabled platforms in Madrid and Taiwan: Direct democracy and cyborg ontology’
Peipei Chen (University of Southampton). ‘Creative practitioners’ relocation to rural areas in Zhejiang province, China’
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)
Grants of £1,500 for first year undergraduate geography students to participate in a fieldwork project.
An annual award of £12,500 to an expedition working in an aquatic environment.
A biannual award of £15,000 to a research team undertaking challenging overseas fieldwork.
A small supplementary grant given in celebration of Jasmin Leila Sidaway.
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