RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards

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RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards

Applications are open for RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards for postgraduate students. The awards are open to Ph.D. students or postdoctoral researchers in the early stages of their careers to assist them in research or study travel.

The award is administered by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and awarded by the trustees of the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award. The RGS-IBG offers a number of awards for Ph.D. students undertaking fieldwork/data collection in the UK or overseas.

These awards, offered to individuals, aim to help students establish themselves in their particular field. Awards are offered in each of the following areas: physical environment, conservation & sustainability, society & economy.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must currently be registered with a UK Higher Education institution.
  • Preference will be given to students who do not receive full funding from a Research Council or comparable levels of support from other sources with support for fieldwork/data
  • Preference will also be given to those who have not received this support before.
  • Applicable subjects: Geography
  • Open to residents of the following countries: All Nationalities
  • The awards support geographical fieldwork or data collection in the UK or overseas.
  • This opportunity is for current students only
  • Grants are available to individuals only

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the Applications should be submitted by email to the Society’s Grants Officer (grants@rgs.org)


Applications must contain the following information:

  • Name, affiliation and full contact details (include an email address)
  • The year of commencement of the postgraduate course and the intended completion date Title and short abstract of the project (max 100 words)
  • The year of commencement of the postgraduate course and the intended completion date
  • Title and the short abstract of a project (max 100 words)
  • The aim of the project and objectives (max 250 words)
  • A full description of the proposed research, including field site, methodologies and a timeline (max 500 words)
  • A brief description of how the research will further geographical knowledge and details of its applied benefit (max 100 words)
  • An outline of plans for disseminating the results of the research (max 200 words)
  • Details of permissions needed/gained
  • A risk assessment and safety management plan and details of appropriate ethical approvals (see conditions of the award, max 300 words)
  • A fully itemized budget (tuition, stipend, other expenses) detailing the support for your postgraduate study with information on how the grant funds will be used.
  • All details of other funding gained or applied for should be included.
  • One page summary CV with details of appropriate experience and expertise.
  • Two referee statements are required. One should be from your PhD supervisor. One of these referees should be independent of the research activities and institution.
  • Do not send supporting documents such as previous reports, these will not be used when screening the applications.


Awards are worth between £500 and £2,000. Conferences and conference attendance will not be funded

Application Deadline:

Applications may be submitted until Nov 23, 2018.

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