Get up to £2,000 Geography Research Grant for UK Ph.D. Students in the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards 2021

Apply for this research award for a chance to receive funding to cover the costs of ventures/data gathering essential for your research. 

 In addition to receiving funding, successful candidates will be provided the enablement necessary to carve their niche in their chosen discipline, towards the increase of geographical knowledge.

Application Deadline: November 23, 2020


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Beneficiaries of the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards will be awarded up to £2,000 to cover the costs of research.


Only individuals who fit the criteria below are eligible for the research program:

  • The applicant must be a Ph.D. student
  • The applicant must be registered at a UK Higher Education Institution

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Application Instructions

  • All applicants are urged to read the grant’s Advice and Resources pages for further details about the grants program, its terms and conditions, and what’s expected of shortlisted candidates. 
  • Download the application form
  • Forward the completed grants application form by email to the Society’s Grants Officer, via before the deadline.

For further clarification, send questions by email to

About RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards 2021

The UK’s professional body for geography, the Royal Geographical Society supported by the Institute of British Geographers, is committed to the increase of knowledge in and promotion of geography. 

Launched in 2008, The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards caters to Ph.D. students carrying out research and fieldwork. 

The Awards comprises of 

  • The Albert Reckitt Awards
  • The Walters Kundert Grants
  • The Geographical Club Award
  • The Hong Kong Research Grants, and 
  • The Dudley Stamp Memorial Award.

The Organization aims to enable geographers in the UK and worldwide to establish themselves in their discipline.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

All applications must be forwarded by the deadline of 11:59 pm on 23rd November 2020

All applications will be reviewed based on stipulated criteria, with particular priority granted to students who do not have full funding from a research council, university or equivalent degree of support from other sources for research work

Previous Beneficiaries

See full details on prior recipients of the Postgraduate Research Awards  since 2008-2019 here

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