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The British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) – Dick Chorley Medal and Prize for Postgraduate Research

One of Dick Chorley’s lasting contributions to geomorphology lies in the postgraduate students whom he inspired and guided at the start of their academic careers. Many have gone on to academic careers themselves, and include several of the leading figures in British geomorphology.

In recognition of Dick’s commitment to serving the future of the discipline, the BSG has honoured his memory by creating the Dick Chorley Medal and Prize (£500) for Postgraduate Research. The award is made for 'the most significant original published contribution to geomorphology by a current or recently graduated post-graduate student'.

Anyone is allowed to nominate candidates (e.g. supervisors, external examiners, Heads of School, supervisory team members). One paper, published in an English language research journal, will be considered. Nominated candidates must be within three years of obtaining their PhD (i.e. graduation) and should usually be the first author of the paper under consideration. The nomination should include the paper and outline the significance of the work, including reference to: 1) originality of the contribution to the study of geomorphology; 2) significance of the contribution to the development of geomorphological theory and principles; 3) clarity of explanation and presentation. Nominations will be carried over for a maximum of one year at the discretion of the BSG Research Sub-committee. 

Further details and nominations for the award should be made online from the BSG website.

Deadline: Nominations can be made at any time and are drawn together at the end of January each year for consideration.