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Annual Glossop Award

The Engineering Group would like to invite all the group's young engineering geologists to enter the 24th Annual Glossop Award.

This prestigious award is made annually to an outstanding young engineering geologist or geo-environmentalist. The winner will receive up to £500 for a Geological Society Special Publication of their choice, or attendance at a training course or field meeting supported or run by the Engineering Group. The winner will also be offered the option of joining the Engineering Group's committee for one year.

The successful candidate will present their work at the 2021 Glossop Meeting, which will be held at the premises of the Royal Institution, London on 24 November 2021, before the Glossop Medal Lecture by by David Shilston, Technical Director, Atkins Fellow and Head of Discipline for Engineering Geology, Atkins UK.


To apply, please submit an application form by 28 May 2021.

The form requests a two-page abstract (can include text and figures) on either of the following questions: 

1. What is the impact of groundwater including extreme weather and/or climate change on your project?

2. How have engineering geologists overcome lockdown restrictions and what lessons have been learned?

You should also include:

  • A 250-word review on what you have achieved to date in your career
  • A 250-word summary on what you would like to achieve on behalf of the industry through having a role on the Engineering Group's committee
  • An up-to-date CV

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 30 July 2021 and must be available on in August 2021 to attend an interview either at Burlington House or via Skype or Microsoft Teams. Candidates should prepare a presentation (including visual aids) to present to the selection panel.

Rules and eligibility

  • Candidates must have no more than eight years of post-graduate experience on the date of the presentation of the award
  • Candidates must be a Fellow of the Geological Society and under training to become, or already be, a Chartered Geologist or Scientist
  • The candidate must obtain the nomination of his/her employer and must be available to give the presentation on the designated evening

The above is subject to change due to advice related to COVID-19.

Guidance notes for candidates are posted on the Engineering Group webpage and will also be available through the Engineering Group Secretary.

Past Glossop Meetings

Presentations of last year's Glossop Award and Medal Lecture are now available to watch on the Engineering Group's YouTube channel.

Key dates

Deadline for applications

28 May 2021

Notification of shortlisted candidates

30 June 2021

Presentations by shortlisted finalists

Tbc - August 2021

Presentation of the Award at the 2021 Glossop Meeting

24 November 2021

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