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.
William Harcourt (University of St Andrews): Measuring and monitoring glacier calving in Svalbard using a multisensor approach
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Hao Lu (University of Exeter): Sustainable conservation of vernacular heritage in Chinese villages: case studies of Jiangxi and Hubei Provinces
Daniela Soto (University of Sussex): The Lithium Pyramid in South America: narratives and territorialities in the context of lithium extraction
Lydia Katsis (University of Southampton): Safeguarding the tropical forests of Belize: integrating the acoustic landscape into anti-poaching patrol design and evaluation
Emanuele Amo (Aberystwyth University): The theoretical and practical impact of Slow Food's communities on the notion of food sovereignty
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Holly Chubb (Newcastle University): The implications of glacier recession for mass movement processes and hazards
Viviana Pupeza (University of Cambridge): Cape to Cairo Urban Transformations under Cecil Rhodes, 1890-1914
Amy Reid (Ulster University): Investigating the relationship between emotional geographies and border politics in post-conflict Cyprus
Leandra Stracquadanio (University of Brighton): African Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) distribution and behavioural ecology in relation to electric fences
Yu-Kai Liao (Durham University): Crustacean Capitalism in The Amphibious Mekong Delta: Dynamic Relations of Land-water and Agro-aquaculture
Casarin Giada (University of Bristol): Social mixing in schools and neighbourhoods. A comparative study of Italy and the UK
Gergana Daskalova (University of Edinburgh): Shifting Arctic landscapes and biodiversity change in a warming tundra
Georgia Hollands (University of Southampton): The influence of landscape on bee stressors in Belize
Nathaniel 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
Cristina Balaban (Durham University): Testing the competing influence of winds and topography during the past glaciation of the Southern Carpathians, Romania
Hibba Mazhary (University of Oxford): Distancing death: Welfare, slaughter and consumption in the British halal meat industry
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
Sarah Fischel (University College London): Multi-Species Care and Coral Reef Restoration in Bonaire
Kate Hood (Queen Mary University of London): Im/possible ecologies: poetic geographies in and against the Anthropocene - fieldwork was unable to do ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Benjamin Boyes (University of Brighton): Deglaciation of the Kola Peninsula, northwest Arctic Russia, during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition - fieldwork was unable to do ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
Hear from the Society's grant recipients as they recount how they conducted their research, and reflect on the highlights of the trip and what they will take away from the experience.
A small supplementary grant given in celebration of Jasmin Leila Sidaway.
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.
Grants of £1,500 for first and second year undergraduate geography students to participate in a fieldwork project.
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