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Royal Geographical Society-IBG Small Research Grants 2016 for Researchers (£3,000 Grants)

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Application Deadline: January 18th 2016
Grants of up to £3,000 are available to individual researchers pursuing geographical research working in a UK Higher Education Institution. Funds can be used for travel, maintenance, data collection and temporary research assistance.
The scheme is designed to support individual researcher’s desk or field-based research. Preference is given to early career researchers. The research projects must have clear, independent outcomes. Grants are awarded as either RGS-IBG Small Research Grants, 20th International Geographical Congress Fund award (IGC), or as the Jasmin Leila Award.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants wishing to be considered for a Small Research Grant must be a Fellow or member of the society
(to join please visit www.rgs.org/joinus). For the 20th IGC and stand alone Jasmin Leila Award this does
not apply
  • Applicants are expected to hold a PhD at the time of application
  • Applicants must be affiliated with a UK Higher Education Institution
  • Preference is given to early career researchers ( within 6 years of applicants completing their PhD)
  • Grants are available to individuals only, and only one application is accepted per individual per annum
  • Preference will be given to those who have not received this support before
  • Re-application for the same project is not permitted
  • Awards cannot be made retrospectively
  • Postgraduate research, conferences and conference attendance and replacement wages will not be funded
  • For the 20th International Geographical Congress Fund,equipment grants cannot be made
Condition of the Awards
  • The award period of each grant will be individually agreed. Grants not taken up within one year will be cancelled.
  • All award-holders are requested to submit details of any other funds already obtained or being applied for to support the project
  • The RGS-IBG requires that the research it funds be conducted in an ethical and responsible manner.
  • All RGS-IBG awards are conditional on your Institutions approval of the projects risk assessment and ethical considerations. Please provide information on the status of approvals in your application.
  • Full details of the Society’s code of practice for the grants programme can be found at www.rgs.org/grants-ethics.
  • 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.
  • Personal medical insurance must be in place for all team members before departure.
  • Within a month of completion of the fieldwork/data collection, you will be required to complete a short report. High resolution
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