The Society offers awards of up to £2,000 for PhD students undertaking fieldwork/data collection. 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. From 2008-2013 these were supported by a private donor.
From 2014, the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards have included two Albert Reckitt Awards each year. These are supported in perpetuity with residual funds of The Albert Reckitt Charitable Trust. The Albert Reckitt Charitable Trust was established in 1946 with the purpose of making grants to a wide variety of registered charities, including non-political charities connected with the Society of Friends.
From 2017, the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards have also included three Walters Kundert Grants each year. These grants are supported in perpetuity by the Walters Kundert Charitable Trust through a permanent endowment to the Society. The Walters Kundert Charitable Trust also supports post-doctoral research through the Walters Kundert Fellowship.
Awards can be offered in each of the following areas: physical environment; conservation and sustainability; society and economy.
Deadline: 23 November (each year)
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Ben Gowland (University of Glasgow). 'The spatial politics of Caribbean black power: praxis, theory and transnational exchange' (Albert Reckitt Award)
Shona Loong (University of Oxford). 'At the margins of a ‘development darling’: intersections between sovereignty, territory, and development in Karen State, Myanmar' (Albert Reckitt Award)
Alvaro Castilla-Beltran (University of Southampton). 'Remaining a ‘wild’ island? Reconstructing the long-term ecology of the island of Brava, Cape Verde' (Albert Reckitt Award)
Majorie Fis (University of Southampton). 'Past climate of the South Pacific Islands: mapping the hydroclimate variability of the SPCZ region'
Ian Pawlby (Durham University). 'Defining the rates of and controls on rock slope development in sandstone desert landscapes'
Nathaniel Baurley (University of Southampton). 'A spatio-temporal glaciological analysis of adjacent lacustrine calving glaciers in SE Iceland using repeat UAV photogrammetric surveys' (Walters Kundert Grant)
Postgraduate Research Awards recipients 2008-2018
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