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Geographical Club Award In the UK for 2023

Application is now open for the Geographical Club Award. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Geographical Club and the Award

The Raleigh Club, a dinner club for explorers and travelers founded in 1826, served as the inspiration for the members-only Geographical Club. The Geographical Society of London, which later became the Royal Geographical Society, was founded during a meeting of that Club in 1830. The Geographical Club was established in 1854, replacing the Raleigh Club. The Club and RGS-IBG have been in regular contact. Its membership is diverse and includes Fellows of the RGS-IBG with interests in various geographies, as well as individuals with backgrounds in academics, exploration, travel, authorship, business, and other fields. The Geographical Club Award and conservation efforts in the RGS-IBG archives are two ways the Club helps the Society.

The Geographical Club Award, which grants a yearly prize of £1,000, was founded in 2009. In 2011, it was decided to give out two awards each year, one for a project involving physical geography and the other for one involving human geography. An invitation to a Geographical Club dinner is extended to the recipients. The Geographical Club Award provides two $1,000 awards each year to Ph.D. candidates who are engaged in geographical fieldwork or other types of data collecting in the UK or abroad. The  RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards program provides the Geographical Club Award. 


Details about Geographical Club Award:

Scholarship Sponsor: Geographical Club

Scholarship Value: £1,000

Number of awards: 2

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s):  UK Higher Education Institution

Eligibility Criteria for Geographical Club Award

A UK higher education institution is required for applicants. Students who do not obtain complete financing for fieldwork and data collecting from a research council, institution, or equivalent levels of assistance from other sources are given preference.

2023 Recipients

Bruno Friedel (University of Oxford). The relationship between cohousing groups and land in a carbon and resource-constrained world

The experience of several urban cohousing groups in attempting to get land locations for their projects will be examined in this study. It achieves this by using case studies from Australian and British cities. The research will look at how these groups interact with the current housing and planning systems and what this can indicate about the advantages, disadvantages, and conflicts that come with the cohousing model. To better understand what the case studies could tell about the possible evolution of discourse and policy around sustainable housing and access to urban land, the study finally adopts a more comprehensive perspective.

Charlotte Curry (University of Sheffield). Investigating the impacts of mining on glacier change in the central Chilean Andes

In the middle Chilean Andes, there is little regulation of the effects of local mining on glacier change. While commercial mining brings Chilean industry and riches, it also harms the region’s glacial systems, which are essential supplies of drought-resistant water for major downstream cities like Santiago. To comprehend the effects of climatic warming and anthropogenic activities, including commercial mining, on Chilean glaciers, this project will combine evidence of long-term glacier change since the Last Glacial Maximum with more recent remotely sensed and field-based measurements of glacier mass change.

Application Procedure for Geographical Club Award

Everyone considering applying for a grant is urged to read the Advice and Resources sections, which include further details about the grant program, its requirements, how to apply for a grant, and what to anticipate if your application is accepted. After carefully reading the following information, email with your application or any questions.

The Submission Deadline is: 23 November 2023

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