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Slawson Awards - Royal Geographical Society

By the kind generosity of Fellows Paul and Mary Slawson, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) offers three to four awards annually, of up to £3,000 each, for PhD students intending to carry out geographical field research.

The Slawson Awards are intended to fund individuals undertaking field-based research in developing countries as a substantive part of their PhD research. The Awards are specifically to support individual researchers at an early stage in their career, and are intended to assist with travel, accommodation and local costs. The grants are not intended to cover all of the cost of the field research project.  

The application deadline is 22 February.

Eligibility

Applicants must be currently registered for a PhD at a UK Higher Education institution. 

ï‚· Applicants must already have a Masters degree. 

ï‚· Preference will be given to applicants who are UK citizens. 

ï‚· Applicants must be Fellows, Postgraduate Fellows or ordinary members of the Society. 

ï‚· Projects which involve recipients returning to their home countries for fieldwork generally 

will not be considered. 

ï‚· The awards support geographical fieldwork involving key development issues with a high social and economic value, and can include projects in geography and related disciplines (such as anthropology, sociology and development economics). 

ï‚· Fieldwork must be in developing countries (preference to Asia). 

ï‚· The intent is not to fund preliminary or reconnaissance fieldwork. Applications should be to support the main body of field research 

ï‚· Preference will be given to studies which are interdisciplinary in nature.  

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Benefits

Grant of up to £3000 for a PhD Student to Undertake Fieldwork. The Slawson Awards are intended to fund individuals undertaking field-based research in developing countries as a substantive part of their PhD research. The Awards are specifically to support individual researchers at an early stage in their career, and are intended to assist with travel, accommodation and local costs. The grants are not intended to cover all of the cost of the field research project. 


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