We offer awards of up to £3,000 to individuals for original desk or field based research in any area of geography.
Each year several grants of up to £3,000 are given to early career researchers, including one grant of up to £3,000 from the 20th International Geographical Congress Fund. This fund was established following the 20th International Geographical Congress held in London in 1964.
The Jasmin Leila Award of £250, and the Rob Potter Award of £1,500, will be given as a supplement to one of the projects supported under the Small Research Grants scheme, or as an independent award.
Applicants are expected to hold a PhD at the time of applying. Preference will be given to applicants within six years of completing their PhD.
Deadline: 18 January
Please read the grant guidelines and submit your application by email to email@example.com.
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Dr Nick Cutler (University of Edinburgh). ‘Tephra transformations: Decoding the record of past volcanic eruptions’
Dr Antonia Law (Keele University). ‘What can contemporary proglacial lakes tell us about the early stages of Holocene lake ontogeny?’
Dr Alessa Geiger (University of Glasgow). ‘A multi-method approach to constrain Patagonian ice sheet geometry along its Pacific margin during the last glacial period’
Dr Nadia Von Benzon (Lancaster University). ‘Rural spaces of youth reform: agricultural landscapes of punishment and citizenship 1850-1967’
Dr Kim Ward (University of Plymouth). ‘Sowing the Seeds of Heritage: Examining the preservation of bio-cultural heritage through the development of community seed-saving initiatives in conflict-affected zones’
Dr Rebecca Collins (University College London). ‘Growing Up Green: Young adults’ everyday sustainabilities after ten+ years of Ashton Hayes’s ‘Going Carbon Neutral’ project’
Dr Sophie Cranston (Loughborough University). ‘“Invisible” International Students: British migrant children attending UK Universities’
Dr Daniel Schillereff (King's College London). 'Quantifying long-term natural and anthropogenic phosphorus fluxes using Holocene lake sediment profiles from southwest Norway'
Dr Matthew Baddock (Loughborough University). 'Constraining dust emissions from a globally significant dust source'
Dr Rachel Carr (Newcastle University). 'Evaluating the interaction between ice loss and surface debris characteristics on Annapurna South Glacier, Nepal'
Dr Suzanne Beech (Ulster University). 'Experiencing the International Higher Education Recruitment Fair: The Role of Geography in Selling a UK Higher Education'
Dr Colin Lorne (University of Manchester). 'Spatial politics and the English NHS: Examining how global policy mobilties shape local healthcare reform'
Dr Charlotte Veal (University of Southampton). 'Choreographing military bodies: Aeromobilities, embodied geopolitics, and dance-based combat training with the British Parachute Regiment' (Jasmin Leila Award)
Dr Aga Nowak (University of Sheffield). 'Investigation of the export of glacially derived carbon to downstream terrestrial and marine environments of the High Artic'
Dr Tom Holt (Aberystwyth University). 'The influence of glacier structure, reflectivity and surface temperature on turbulent energy fluxes'
Dr Tom Bradwell (University of Stirling). 'Does lichenometry really work? Evaluating growth-rate variability in yellow-green Rhizocarpon linchens'
Dr Philipp Horn (Open University). 'Peri-urban land management: Integrating indigenous rights and a human rights-based approach in La Paz, Bolivia' (20 IGC)
Dr George Adamson (King's College London). 'El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Geographies of Knowledge'
Dr Lucy Jackson (University of Liverpool). 'Bodies that travel and the mobile state: State sovereignty and control of fleshy politics'
Dr Rachel Carr (University of Newcastle). 'Evaluating the impact of a proglacial lake and debris cover on ice loss from Russell Glacier, west Greenland'
Dr Amy Donovan (University of Cambridge). 'Science Diplomacy in North Korea' (20 IGC)
Dr Lorenza Fontana (University of Sheffield). 'Indigenous voices: Assessing the impact of ‘Free, Prior and Informed Consultations’ among Amazon’s communities' (20 IGC)
Dr Andrew Hardy (University of Aberystwyth). 'Mapping malaria breeding habitats using low cost UAVs'
Dr Naho Mirumachi (King's College London). 'Investigating the link between water, conflict and security'
Dr Lizzie Richardson (University of Cambridge). 'Creative Workplaces: the changing geographies of self-employment in the UK'
Dr Allan Watson (Staffordshire University). 'Knowledge sharing and networking in regionally-scaled creative economies: the economic geography of north west England’s musical economy' (Jasmin Leila Award)
A supplementary grant of £1,500 for development research, given in celebration of Rob Potter.
An annual award of £12,500 to an expedition working in an aquatic environment.
Three annual awards of £15,000 for early career researchers.
The Walters Kundert Fellowship offers an annual grant of £10,000 to support post-PhD field research within Arctic or high mountain environments.
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