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The Glossop Award: Guidance Notes for Candidates

The Annual Glossop Award

What is it?

Following a review we have restructured the entry criteria for the Glossop Award, this is a prestigious award made annually to an outstanding young engineering geology or geo-environmentalist.

We recognised that some of our bright leading lights in the early career ground engineering profession do not always have to hand a case study that could be submitted as presented as per the previous entry requirements but they are challenging the way we work and demonstrating thought leadership as to where the profession should be headed – and we want to hear from them!

We are asking for applicants to provide a two page abstract (can include text and figures) on an annually changing topic.

This year’s topic is “Communication of Risk and Opportunity in Engineering Geology?”

Applicants should also include 

  • a short (250-word) review on their career to date, 
  • an up to date CV 
  • and a short (250-word) summary on what they would like to achieve on behalf of the industry through having an role on the Engineering Group of the Geological Society.

This is an optional role which would need your company support but would be great to get some early career perspectives on the committee. 

The role will contribute in understanding and commenting on industry matters, shaping our meetings programme including fieldtrip & annual conference, training & CPD as well as potential involvement in our working groups.

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 of Geological Society Committee for one year as outlined above.

View a list of previous winners.

The 20th Glossop Medal Lecture by Professor Jean Hutchinson

The successful candidate will present their work at the Glossop Lecture to be held at the premises of the Royal Institution, London on 13 November 2019, before the Glossop Medal Lecture by Professor Jean Hutchinson (Professor of Geological Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada).

Presentations of last year's Glossop Award and Medal Lecture are now available to watch on the Engineering Group Youtube Channel. Visit to watch and subscribe for future videos.

Key Dates

Deadline for Applications
Friday 3 June 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 30 June

Shortlisted Presentation Day
24 July 2019

Glossop Lecture
13 November 2019

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