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Awards, grants and bursaries

Awards Coin Image BronzeSociety awards (medals and funds)

The Geological Society of London has been making awards since 1831, when its senior medal, the Wollaston, was first awarded to William Smith.

Our medals and funds are for significant research contributions to science OR contributions to applied and economic geology OR eminent contributions to any branch of geology OR distinction in the practice of geology.

The full criteria are in regulation R/G/14.

Research grants

Applications for the Society's 2020 round of research grants are open now. Visit our research grants page for further information on how to apply.


Travel bursaries to enable recipients to broaden their experience and for professional development.

Visit the bursary page for details of how to apply.