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Royal Commission, Research Funds, Council, Undergraduate field bursaries, and Christmas ideas!

Christmas and New Year

The Society (London and Bath) will be closed from 4.00pm on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, re-opening at 9.30am on Monday, 4 January 2016.

Council nominations – reminder

Fellows received a nomination form with the October issue of Geoscientist for the election of new Council members for 2016/2017.  Details of the process were on the form and are also in the Governance section of the website.  The closing date for the receipt of nominations is 8 January 2016 and nominations will NOT be valid unless they are fully completed, signed and accompanied by a statement by the nominees. 

Please return to Mrs Natalyn Ala, c/o Executive Secretary, The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

For reasons currently lost in the mists of time, the President of the Geological Society is an ex-officio Commissioner on the (remarkably) still-extant Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, established by Prince Albert to stage the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace.  The Commission offers various research grants, details of which are in the Grants section of the website.

Research Funds

Applications are invited for the 2016 round of the Society research funds.  Please complete the appropriate form which can be downloaded from the Society Awards and Research Grants page at Research Grants where you will also find information about the Society’s and other funds administered by the Society.   The average award has been about £1000.

The Research Grants committee meets once annually.  Applications must reach the Society no later than 1 February 2016 and must be supported by two Fellows of the Society who must each complete a supporting statement form.   Only complete applications on the appropriate form will be considered.       

Please send to the Awards Secretary at the Geological Society.

Undergraduate Fieldwork Bursaries

Through the generosity of Novas Consulting Ltd (now part of the Hannon Westwood group) 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.  Further details and the application form are on the website.