DARG: Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

Developing Areas Research Group

Grant amount: £100 in in-kind support

Anticipated deadline: Jul 14, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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The Developing Areas Research Group (DARG) is one of the research/ study 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 ‘developing areas’. This term has tended to cover Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, but in recent years has been extended to cover the transitional societies of Eastern Europe and the ex-USSR. We also welcome and encourage research work within and on the “West” in relation to ‘development’ issues.

The Developing Areas Research Group in conjunction with Earthscan offers an annual prize for the most promising dissertation concerning ‘The Geography of Developing Areas’. The author of the winning dissertation receives £100 worth of Earthscan books of their choice, and 20% discount on any further Earthscan books ordered.

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


  • The prize is open to any student taking a first degree in Geography.
  • Students taking joint degrees are eligible to enter for the prize, provided that at least half their course is in Geography. 


  •  It is suggested that no Department of Geography submits more than one dissertation for this prize.