Distinguished Geologists Memorial Trust Bursary

The Geological Society of London

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Grant amount: Up to £2,000

Deadline: Apr 30, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Scholarship, Conference, Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Distinguished Geologists Memorial Trust was established by the Institution of Geologists with monies donated in memory of Sir Peter Kent, Dan Ion and Robert H Cummings. It acknowledges the significant contributions made by them to the science and profession of Geology in the UK and throughout the world. The object of the Trust was to assist geologists in the early years of their career, and particularly those in industry, with professional development (by contributing to travel costs or towards gaining experience in appropriate ways).

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


  • Applicants will need to demonstrate that the bursary will benefit their professional development.
  • Allowable expenses
    • Travel and subsistence
    • Local travel costs
    • Specimen shipping costs
    • Laboratory expenses
    • Conference attendance/field trip expenses 

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. All applicants must be Fellows of the Society and be working towards achieving (or may just have achieved) chartership.


  • Preference is given to Fellows who are working towards,or who have recently attained, Chartership (CGeol/CSci). 
  • Preference is given to early career geologists working in the industry.