Read all the latest news in Issue 422 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
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Monday 10 January 2022

Welcome to Issue 422 of the fortnightly Society newsletter.

  • Society: Applications for 2022 research grants closing soon
  • ​​​​​​​Events: First online training course of 2022 plus virtual conference on ecological uniformitariansim
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Education: Enter our 2022 Schools Geology Challenge 
  • ​​​​​​​Library: New e-book added to collection - Landscapes and Landforms of Scotland​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Chartership: New CSci Standards and Application form now available
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SOCIETY/ Research grant applications closing soon

Applications remain open for the 2022 research grants, which include awards such as the Jeremy Ingham Fund supporting research within engineering geology and related fields. 

You can find out more about each of the research grants offered on our
website, along with details of how to apply. If you have any queries, please contact

Closing date for applications is 4 February 2022.
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EVENTS/ Online training course - Why mining?

Geoscientists - do you need to find out more about mining, or work in an adjacent role?

Our online training course '
Why Mining?' will provide you with a broader understanding of the full value chain, challenges and practicalities of reaching Net Zero and enhance your knowledge of the mining industry.

This two-part course takes place this week from 12 - 13 January.

To find out more and register for your place today, please visit our website.
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EVENTS/ Virtual Conference - Ecological uniformitarianism - key or lock?

Registration is now open for this two-day virtual conference, taking place from 3 - 4 March 2022.

Convenors welcome abstracts from a variety of fields, including those from palaeoecology and conservation biology/palaeobiology. The deadline for abstract submissions is 14 January 2022.

Visit our
website to register and for further details on how to submit your abstract. 
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EDUCATION/ Don't miss out - enter the Schools Geology Challenge today!

Calling all students aged 16-18! With just one month to go until entries for the Schools Geology Challenge close, it's time to send us your applications.

Win up to £200 towards geoscience learning for your school by presenting your favourite geoscience topic to an online audience. 

For more information and to enter, please visit our

Entry closes on 4 February 2022
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LIBRARY/ New e-book for Fellows – Landscapes and Landforms of Scotland

New to our e-book collection, Landscapes and Landforms of Scotland (Ballantyne & Gordon, eds., 2021) contains 29 chapters devoted to the evolution of Scotland's scenery and locations of outstanding geomorphological significance, including ancient palaeosurfaces, landscapes of glacial erosion and deposition, evidence of postglacial landscape modification by landslides, rivers and wind, and coastal geomorphology.

Fellows can enjoy free access to
60+ e-books via an OpenAthens login. If you’ve yet to register please download the registration form and return to the Library.

Visit our
website to find out more about Library services.
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CHARTERSHIP/ New CSci Standards and Application form

A new CSci Standards and Application form has come into effect from 1 January 2022.

If you are planning to apply for a CSci Chartership in 2022, please make sure to read the updated Criteria & Procedure for CSci on our

For any further advice please contact the Chartership Office at
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OTHER/ Geospatial scholarship for Black geoscientists

Black Geographers and Esri UK have established a new scholarship programme to encourage and support Black African, Caribbean, Black or mixed Black heritage students in the study of geography and geoscience.

Applications for the 2022/23 Geospatial Scholarship Fund are now open. For further details please visit their
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