School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

EDUCT GEOGRAPHY CENTENARY AWARD: Support for Postgraduate Research in Geography

The EDUCT Geography Centenary Award is available for the support of postgraduate research in geography (in addition to the funds available via the Centenary Research Fund). This Award is the result of generous support from members of EDUCT (Edinburgh University Club of Toronto) and other generous sponsors to mark the Centenary of Geography in academic year 2008-2009. In addition to support for the J. Wreford Watson Lecture, the EDUCT Geography Centenary Award is available each year to support postgraduate research in Geography. Normally, a maximum of 1000 is available per annum to support postgraduate work in any area of geography (at the discretion of the adjudicators, this may be offered in the form of several smaller awards).

Applications are now invited to this fund for the 2012 round of funding for the EDUCT Geography Centenary Award. Eligible applicants are those students undertaking a PhD or MSc by Research in any area of geography. It is expected that funding be used to support fieldwork, research expenses (including subsistence and maintenance), conference attendance (normally, where the applicant is scheduled to give a paper or poster) or, exceptionally, the production costs of the required dissertation. Applicants should prepare a 2-3 page summary (there is no application form) justifying their case noting in particular: the nature of the work proposed (including other sources of funding); a budgetary breakdown of the sum sought; the timetable for completion of the work; the likely outcome of the work. Preference may be given to applicants who have little or no sources of funding as supplement beyond the standard grant. Previous successful award winners are eligible to re-apply (but should understand that, all other issues being equal, priority would be given to applicants who have not before received funding from this EDUCT Award or from the Centenary Research Fund). The name and contact details of one referee (who should not be the student's supervisor) should also be provided, but a reference is not needed in the first instance. Applications should be directed to Cathy Campbell (Cathy.Campbell@ed.ac.uk), Student Support Coordinator, Institute of Geography, School of Geosciences, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP by 27 July 2012.

Applications will be reviewed via the Head of the RTDO and/or their appointed nominee and applicants will, normally, be expected to learn the outcome of their applications within four weeks of the submission date.