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)
Please read the application guidelines and send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Charlie Bunce (University of Edinburgh). ‘Constraining complex calving dynamics at tidewater glaciers in Greenland’
Katie Miles (Aberystwyth University). ‘Dye-tracing on a debris-covered Himalayan glacier’
Svenja Riedesel (Aberystwyth University). ‘Investigating the nature and timing of cataclysmic glacial outburst floods in the Channeled Scablands of North America’
Matthew Tomkins (University of Manchester). ‘Can the study of contrasting mountain systems provide a useful framework for landscape evolution? Case studies from the NE Atlantic Margin’ (Albert Reckitt Award)
Luis Iturra (University of Oxford). ‘Atmospheres of inequality: An investigation of the affective dimensions of urban inequality in Santiago, Chile’ (Albert Reckitt Award)
Elisabetta Pietrostefani (London School of Economics and Political Science). ‘Geospatial analysis of housing insecurity and resident value of neighbourhood amenities in Beirut, Lebanon’ (Albert Reckitt Award)
Juliet Sefton (Durham University). ‘Improving mangrove proxies for sea-level reconstruction’
Jesper Svensson (University of Oxford). ‘Unlocking Pandora’s Box: the Promise, Paradoxes and Practices of Water Markets in China’s Centralized Regime’
Postgraduate Research Awards recipients 2008-2017
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