Gilchrist Fieldwork Award

Gilchrist Educational Trust

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Grant amount: £15,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 23, 2022

Applicant type: Research Scientist Faculty Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Africa, Americas, Antarctica, Asia, Oceania Show all

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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This biennial award of £15,000 is offered in even-numbered years to support original and challenging overseas fieldwork carried out by small teams of university academics and researchers.  The Award, created by the Trust in 1990, and judged in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is intended to cover a significant proportion of the costs of the proposed research.

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


  • Eligibility Criteria: 
    • The team should comprise up to 10 members, the majority of whom should be British and hold established posts in university departments or equivalent research establishments;
    • The team may come from one or more establishments within the UK ;
    •  Applicants must show links with the host country, preferably an official invitation or evidence of collaborative links with local agencies - the involvement of local scientific members is encouraged;
    • The proposed research should involve a single field season of at least six weeks;
    • The research should be original and challenging, preferably of potential applied benefit to the host country or region, it may be multi-disciplinary or devoted to a single scientific objective;
    •  Official permission to undertake the work is essential.