Bill Bishop Award

Quaternary Research Association (QRA)

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Grant amount: Up to £800

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2021

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Location of citizenship: United Kingdom

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The award is designed to provide support for field-based research in the subject of geology and related sciences in the fields of:

  • Cenozoic stratigraphy, palaeoenvironments and chronology in relation to hominid evolution; and
  • British Quaternary stratigraphy, palaeoenvironments and geomorphology. 

One award will be made annually to a maximum value of £800 and can be used for any purpose deemed suitable by the Awards Panel.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • This award is open to registered full or part-time MPhil/PhD students.
  • Typical claims might be to fund travel expenses to a field site or to hire equipment.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. It is not a requirement for applicants to be current members of the QRA, but any applicant accepting an award must join the Association at least for the duration of the research (one year minimum).


  •  Not open to 1-year MSc students, those taking a taught course or to undergraduates.
  • The QRA will not consider retrospective applications, i.e. to support activities that will already have occurred prior the deadline date.
  • In order to encourage well-planned and properly budgeted projects, the QRA will not consider applications for activities that will take place within 2 months of the deadline date.