The Society offers awards of up to £2,500 for PhD students undertaking fieldwork/data collection. These awards, offered to individuals, aim to help students establish themselves in their particular field.
The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards were established in 2008 to support PhD students undertaking research and fieldwork. From 2008-2013 these were supported by a private donor.
From 2014, the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards have included two Albert Reckitt Awards each year. These are supported in perpetuity with residual funds of The Albert Reckitt Charitable Trust. The Albert Reckitt Charitable Trust was established in 1946 with the purpose of making grants to a wide variety of registered charities, including non-political charities connected with the Society of Friends.
From 2017, the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards have also included three Walters Kundert Grants each year. These grants are supported in perpetuity by the Walters Kundert Charitable Trust through a permanent endowment to the Society. The Walters Kundert Charitable Trust also supports post-doctoral research through the Walters Kundert Fellowship.
Awards can be offered in each of the following areas: physical environment; conservation and sustainability; society and economy.
Deadline: 23 November (each year)
Please read the application guidelines and send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Marie Arnaud (University of Leeds). ‘Belowground carbon cycling in mangrove forests’ (Ralph Brown Memorial Award)
Katarzyna Baran (University of Cambridge). ‘South-South Cooperation as seen by the “Others”: Recipients’ perceptions of development cooperation - the case of Brazilian cooperation in Haiti’ (Albert Reckitt Award)
Angharad Butler-Rees (University of Southampton). ‘Disability Activism in times of Austerity’ (Albert Reckitt Award)
Lyn-Kristin Hosek (University of Birmingham). ‘Urban Forestry, Livelihoods and Accra’s Poor’ (Albert Reckitt Award)
Monika Mendelova (University of Edinburgh). ‘Resolving puzzles of the Last Glacial Cycle in Central Patagonia’ (Walters Kundert Grant)
Rachel Seary (University of Cambridge). ‘The impact of future environmental change on mangrove-fishery-community linkages in Bali, Indonesia’ (Albert Reckitt Award)
Paul Weber (University of Portsmouth). ‘Assessing the behaviour of mid-latitude and Arctic plateau icefields in response to changes in climate’ (Walters Kundert Grant)
Postgraduate Research Awards recipients 2008-2017
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