Frederick Soddy Award - Royal Geographical Society

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The Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award provides up to Ā£6,000 to support a PhD student/group of PhD students carrying out fieldwork/research on 'the study of the social, economic, and cultural life of a regionā€™ - anywhere in the world.

The Frederick Soddy Trust ( announces an award of Ā£6,000 for fieldwork/research which lies within the rubric of the objects of the Frederick Soddy Trust: ā€˜the study of the social, economic and cultural life of a regionā€™ anywhere in the world.

Applications are invited from postgraduate students. Projects may be submitted from an individual or a small group working together.

This award is administered by the RGS-IBG on behalf of the Trust. Each year one award will be made of up to Ā£6,000, though this sum could in certain circumstances be split between two applicants.

The application deadline is 18Ā January.


  • The awards supportfieldwork/researchin the UK or overseas.
  • Applicants must be UK/EU nationals.
  • Applicants must currently be registeredfor a PhD. Ā Applicants registered on MPhil or other Masters courses are noteligible.
  • Grants are available to individuals or small groups working together.
  • Re-application for the same project is not permitted.
  • Awards cannot be made retrospectively.
  • Project expenses covered by the award can include, but are not limited to, travel, subsistence, equipment and field assistants.


Up to Ā£6,000.

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