The Society offers awards of up to £2,000 for PhD students undertaking fieldwork/data collection to advance geographical knowledge. These awards, offered to individuals, aim to help students establish themselves in their particular field.
The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards were established in 2008 to support PhD students undertaking research and fieldwork. Applicants must be registered at a UK Higher Education Institution. Preference is given to students who do not receive full funding from a research council, university or comparable levels of support from other sources for fieldwork and data collection.
The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards include Albert Reckitt Awards, Walters Kundert Grants, the Geographical Club Award, Hong Kong Research Grants and the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award.
Deadline: 23 November
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Yu-Kai Liao (Durham University). 'Crustacean Capitalism in The Amphibious Mekong Delta: Dynamic Relations of Land-water and Agro-aquaculture'
Subject to final approval:
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'
Kate Hood (Queen Mary University of London). 'Im/possible ecologies: poetic geographies in and against the Anthropocene'
Michael Myers (University of Edinburgh). 'Landscapes of Anxiety Exploring the role of brokers and indigeneity in assembling participatory forest governance in East Kalimantan, Indonesia'
Dylan Beard (University of Plymouth). 'Glaciers as a secondary source of anthropogenic contaminants in the Peruvian Andes'
Cristina Balaban (Durham University). 'Testing the competing influence of winds and topography during the past glaciation of the Southern Carpathians, Romania'
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'
Sarah Fischel (University College London). 'Multi-Species Care and Coral Reef Restoration in Bonaire'
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'
Meiyun Meng Birkbeck (University of London). 'Highly Educated Female Migrants’ Production of Home Spaces and Their Negotiations of Gendered Power in Contemporary Shenzhen'
Liam Taylor (University of Leeds). 'Developing a novel open source early warning system for glacial outburst floods'
Georgia Hollands (University of Southampton). 'The influence of landscape on be stressors in Belize'
Linshu Feng (University of Cambridge). 'The control of dams on the sediment nutrient pool: A comparative study of two large rivers in SE Asia'
Postgraduate Research Awards recipients 2008-2019
Three annual awards of up to £3,000 to support fieldwork for PhD students researching development issues with high social and economic importance.
Small grants for PhD students or postdoctoral researchers in the early stages of their careers.
Two annual grants of £1,000 to PhD students for geographical fieldwork or data collection.
Grants of up to £2,500 for students undertaking geographical research in the Greater China region.
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