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. 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
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.
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
Grants of £500 for undergraduate or postgraduate students undertaking overseas fieldwork.
Up to £6,000 for PhD students studying of the social, economic, and cultural life of a region.
Small grants for PhD students or postdoctoral researchers in the early stages of their careers.
An annual grant of £1,000 for a physical geography undergraduate or postgraduate student.
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