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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.

2015 Society Awards

The winners of the 2015 awards have been announced. See the list of winners.

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.