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To assist students intending to carry out geographical field research in developing countries to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of the world in which we live.

Fieldwork must be outside UK and preferably in developing countries


Applicants must normally be United Kingdom citizens, currently be registered for a PhD at a United Kingdom Institute of Higher Education and are encouraged to become Fellows of the Society.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Award Value

Normally up to UK £1,000–3,000

Application procedure

Applicants must submit a proposal, following the guidelines, to the Grants officer by the closing date. There is no application form and more details are available from the website.

Closing date

February 22nd

Study Level

  • Doctorate
  • Postgraduate

Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)

The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the United Kingdom's learned society for geography and geographers and a professional body. It supports and promotes many aspects of geography including geographical research, education and teaching, field training and small expeditions, the public understanding and popularization of geography and the provision of geographical information.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) by using the links below.


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