Geographical Fieldwork Grants

Royal Geographical Society

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Predicted deadline: Feb 15, 2022

Grant amount: Up to £3,000

Fields of work: Geography

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty, Masters Student, Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Age restriction: At least 18 years of age


The Geographical Fieldwork Grant is the Society's longest running grant scheme. Every year, these grants enable UK based, student-led teams (defined as three or more people) of students and researchers to get into the field. Grants between £500 to £3,000 are awarded.

To qualify for a Geographical Fieldwork Grant, the research must involve fieldwork that aims to make a significant contribution to existing geographical knowledge. Multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary and collaborative projects are encouraged.

Team members can be working together on a joint project or each team member can undertake an individual, independent project (for example undergraduate dissertations or Masters theses) if these are linked together under a coherent research theme (this must be clear in the application). Each team member must be involved in the development of the research, and must take equal responsibility for planning, delivery and reporting.

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


  • These grants are primarily intended for undergraduate and Masters students. 


  • Projects in which the majority of team members are research active academics (including PhD students) will not be supported.

This page was last reviewed February 09, 2021 and last updated February 09, 2021