Henrietta Hutton Research Grant

Royal Geographical Society

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Grant amount: £500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 18, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

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

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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The Henrietta Hutton Memorial Fund offers research grants to students who intend to undertake field research overseas as an individual or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Two grants of £500 each are awarded annually. The intention is that one grant should go to an undergraduate and the other to a postgraduate student.

The grants are given in memory of Henrietta Hutton, a young Oxford graduate who died in 1963. She was a founder member of the Oxford University Women’s Exploration Club and a widely respected ornithologist.

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


  • Applicants must be students registered at a UK Higher Education Institution
  • Applicants should show evidence of strong host country participation in the field research to be undertaken.
  • Applicants must begin their field research the same year the grant is awarded.
  • The field research must be of more than four weeks duration but does not necessarily have to be connected to the student’s academic studies.
  • Applications to the Henrietta Hutton Research Grant are open to all students, male or female.


  • Preference will be given to field research studies with a significant geographical, social and/or environmental science or natural history element.


  • Projects that involve joining an existing commercial organisation on a pre-paid tour will not be considered. 
  • The Society will not fund projects that take place in countries or within an area where the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel before the project goes into the field.