The Rob Potter Award offers £1,500 to an early career researcher studying the geographies of developement.
The Rob Potter Award is given in celebration of Rob Potter, an eminent human geographer and founding editor of Progress in Development Studies.
Every year, a grant of £1,500 will be given through the Society’s Small Research Grants scheme, either as a supplment or as an independent award.
In tribute to Rob, the project to be recognised by the Award will have a focus on:
Geographies of development (especially urbanisation, housing and participatory planning, and socio-economic development)
Transnational migration and identities
The Society particularly welcomes proposals involving research on the contemporary Caribbean.
Rob Potter (1950-2014) was Emeritus Professor of Human Geography at the University of Reading, and a distinguished academic expert on urban geography and the geographies of development, with particular reference to the Caribbean. His research focused on urbanisation, planning, housing, tourism, heritage, race, gender and returning migrants. A tribute to Rob Potter, by his colleague and friend Professor Dennis Conway, can be read here.
Deadline: 23 November
The Rob Potter Award is given through the Society’s Small Research Grants scheme. Please read the application guidelines and email your application to email@example.com.
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A biannual award of £15,000 to a research team undertaking challenging overseas fieldwork.
A supplementary grant of £1,500 for development research, given in celebration of Rob Potter.
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