Applications for the 2013 research grants are now closed. The winners will be announced here shortly.
The Society’s Funds
Mike Coward Fund
- For fieldwork in structural geology as applied to regional tectonics.
William George Fearnsides Fund
- To advance geological science.
Edmund Johnson Garwood Fund
- For the encouragement of research in stratigraphy, with palaeontology, and in physical geology.
Gloyne Outdoor Geological Research Fund
- For the prosecution of outdoor research preferentially of a palaeontological or stratigraphical character, and preferentially within the limits of the British Commonwealth.
Annie Greenly Fund
- For detailed geological mapping.
Timothy Jefferson Field Research Fund
- For a field project for research in Earth science. Not for military activity or development.
Elspeth Matthews Fund
- For members of the Society for geological field-based research anywhere in the world.
Daniel Pidgeon Fund
- To promote geological original research.
Joseph Burr Tyrrell Fund
- To assist geologists of Great Britain and Ireland to travel to and in Canada; or to assist in the publication of meritorious papers by geologists of Great Britain and Ireland upon the geology of Canada; or to assist such geologists in any other way best adapted to further this object.
Distinguished Geologists’ Memorial Trust
- Travel bursaries to enable recipients to broaden their experience and for professional development.
Other grants administered by the Society
Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust
- The Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust, and the Willson family, generously supports the Geological Society Grants programme, in memory of their son and brother, Jeremy Willson.
Jeremy was a great athlete, geologist and adventurer. He sadly died of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) in March 2006. In the spirit of Jeremy’s interests, the Jeremy Willson Award supports field-based projects with a distinct focus on the physical environment. To find out more visit the website www.jwct.org.uk.
Undergraduate Fieldwork Bursaries
- Through the generosity of Novas Consulting research grants up to £1500 will be available to fund up to 6 bursaries for field mapping projects linked to studies of stratigraphy, structure or sedimentary geology/processes. Topics with a relation to petroleum geology will be particularly favoured. Proposals for work in other topics will not be considered. Preference will be given to Candidate Fellows of the Society.
Undergraduate Research Bursaries
- The Nuffield Foundation no longer run their Undergraduate Research Bursary scheme directly but instead work with the Geological Society, and other organisations, to provide funding to support undergraduates for a six to eight week research project during the 2013 summer vacation. There will be a limited number of undergraduate research bursaries available, the average amount of which will be £1400.
View the winners of the 2012 research grants.