Up to three grants of £500 are offered annually to undergraduate or postgraduate students undertaking overseas field research as an individual or as part of a team.
The Henrietta Hutton Research Grant offers two to three grants of £500 annually to undergraduate or postgraduate students undertaking overseas field research as an individual or part of a team. The field research must last longer than four weeks, but does not have to be related to the student’s academic studies.
Preference will be given to support field research with a significant geographical, social and/or environmental science or natural history element. Applicants should show strong evidence of host country participation.
The Henrietta Hutton Memorial Fund was established in 1964, in memory of Henrietta Hutton, née Cooke, a University of Oxford student of Lady Margaret Hall. Henrietta was a keen ornithologist, Chair of the Oxford Ornithologist Society and a founding member of the University of Oxford Women's Exploration Club.
Deadline: 18 January
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.
Jennifer Mallon (University of Glasgow). 'Quantifying blue carbon sequestration and storage on Caribbean coral reefs'
This research aims to evaluate the contribution of coral reefs to the global carbon cycle. In spring and summer 2019 fieldwork will be conducted in the Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve to collect water samples and measure geochemical parameters from incubations of distinct functional group assemblages.
Rachel Utting (Royal Holloway, University of London). 'Collecting Leviathan: curiosity, exchange and the British Southern Whale Fishery (1775-1860)'
This study is the first substantial research project to tackle the subject of British whalers as collectors in the Southern Hemisphere. It investigates the culture of collecting onboard the whaling vessels of the British Southern Whale Fishery during the 18th and 19th centuries and considers the circulation of artefacts, specimens and imagery through formal and informal networks such as auction houses, curiosity shops, gentlemen’s clubs, museums and private collections.
Anna Davison (University of Leeds). 'Differences in herpetofaunal community assemblage between human‐influenced and natural habitats on Utila Island, Honduras'
The objective of this study is to assess the communities of herptiles present in habitats of differing human influence by documenting species occurrence in mangrove, forest, plantation and urban habitats on Utila Island. Co‐occurrence of invasive and native species will also be used to gain insight into the degree to which native herpetofauna populations are affected by their presence. The aim of the research is to inform future conservation efforts and International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List assessments of the five endemic herptile species on Utila Island.
Download list of recipients 1964-2018
Grants of up to £3,000 to help teams of students and researchers undertake overseas fieldwork.
Grants of £1,500 for first year undergraduate geography students to participate in a fieldwork project.
An annual grant of £1,000 for a physical geography undergraduate or postgraduate student.
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