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Awards, Grants and Bursaries

Society Awards

The Geological Society of London has been awarding medals for significant achievement in the Earth sciences since 1831, when its Senior Medal, the Wollaston, was first awarded to William Smith.

The Society now grants a large range of awards, including medals and funds, every year.  Our Awards page has a list of these, along with the citations and replies from award winners since 2001.

2016 Society Awards

Nominations for 2016 are now closed.  The Society’s Awards for 2016 will be presented at President’s Day at Burlington House on 8 June and details of the Award winners will be posted early in 2016.

Please click on this link to see details of previous Award winners, See the list of winners.

If you want to make a nomination for the 2017 Awards, please contact:

Stephanie Jones

Awards Secretary

2016 Research Grants

A number of research funds are awarded each year in support of geoscientific projects. 

Find out how to apply for research funds and download the regulations and guidelines.

The Research funds scheme now includes support for undergraduate field mapping projects.

The Fermor Fund

A number of grants from the Fermor Fund were awarded in 2012. See the projects that were supported.