DARG: Postgraduate Travel Award

Developing Areas Research Group

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Grant amount: £800

Anticipated deadline: Jul 1, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Micronesia; Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola Show all

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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The Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) is one of the largest and most active research groups in the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). The DARG membership is largely made up of academics, postgraduates and practitioners interested in development geographies. Our work has tended to have an empirical focus on Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, but in recent years this has extended to cover the transitional societies of Eastern Europe and the ex-USSR.

Postgraduate Travel Award

DARG provides an annual award to a postgraduate geography student to encourage and assist fieldwork in developing countries.

It is aimed at those preparing for a PhD in topics related to development studies. The successful candidate is required to provide a short report for the DARG Website.
The award is £800, although smaller awards are sometimes made.

The annual deadline is 1 July. The criteria for the award are:

  • Quality of the project design
  • Potential significance of the results
  • Support from referee (usually the supervisor)
  • Financial need

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


  • Applicants should be based at a British insititution of higher education, but may be of any nationality.
  • The award must be spent on travel costs, and preference may be given to students in the early stages of their research. 


  •  Preference may be given to students in the early stages of their research.