Postgraduate Fellowship is an opportunity for early-career researchers to be part of – and engage with – the geographical research community.
As a Postgraduate Fellow you can use your membership for discounts on conferences, networking through our research groups, and exchanging ideas through our Postgraduate Forum.
Automatic membership of the Society’s Postgraduate Forum
Participate in your choice of 31 Research Groups. This is a great way to network with other geography postgraduates, academics and professionals
Attend a wide range of conferences, seminars and events taking place across the UK. Here, you can meet professional geographers, local Fellows and members, and others with an interest in geography
Member discount on our events, including Annual International Conference
Receive regular email updates and news on upcoming events, vacancies and funding opportunities from the geographical research and higher education community
Attend our Monday night lectures or watch high-quality recordings online
Free online access to all our academic journals – Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, and The Geographical Journal and the guides Publishing in Geography and Communicating in Research
Use of the Foyle Reading Room, our library of maps, books, guides and access to our historic Collections
Access to the Members' Room for meetings, remote working or relaxing
Apply for grants to support your research, fieldwork or expedition
Receive expert advice on fieldwork and expeditions
Receive discounts on kit and equipment at Cotswold Outdoors and Stanfords stores and online
10% discount to publish in Geo – the Society’s open access journal
Attend and vote at the Society's Annual General Meeting
Your membership is vital to support and sustain the work of the Society to advance geography and geographical learning
Application for Postgraduate Fellowship is open to anyone, based in the UK or overseas, who is a registered postgraduate student in geography or an allied subject at a university.
By email: download and complete the application form, attach your CV and email to email@example.com
By post: If you prefer to apply by post, simply download and complete the application form, and post it to us with your payment and CV to the Membership Office.
Please address to: Membership Office, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.
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