School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

GEOGRAPHY CENTENARY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

Thanks to the outstanding generosity of Mr Derek H Moss and Mrs Maureen J Moss, we are delighted to announce the new recipient of the Centenary Research Scholarship. This 3-year PhD scholarship, known as 'The Derek and Maureen Moss Centenary Scholarship', has been awarded to Ian Bartholomew.
Ian started his studies in September 2007 with a project on “Investigating the subglacial hydrology and ice dynamics of a Greenland outlet glacier”. The project is extremely topical and recognised to be of crucial scientific importance. The project supervisor, Dr Peter Nienow has a vast range of expertise in this field. Their first field season is planned for May 2008.
Ian comes to Edinburgh with a starred 1st in Geography from Cambridge University (2005) and a Masters in Polar Studies from the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University (2006).
We are delighted to have Ian here and we thank his sponsors for so generously contributing to the Centenary Appeal and for providing this exciting opportunity.

SECOND AND THIRD CENTENARY RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP
We are equally delighted to announce, thanks again to the support of Mr Derek H Moss and Mrs Maureen J Moss, that two further Geography Centenary Research Scholarships have begun with effect from September 2008 - the start of the Centenary Year. The scholarships are intended to supplement field work and study costs in PhD research.
Gemma Cassells will start her project "Can remote sensing be used effectively to support sustainable forest use in Malawi?" in September 2008 (supervised by Dr Iain Woodhouse).
The third Geography Centenary Research Scholarship to be supported by Mr Derek H Moss and Mrs Maureen J Moss is on "Landscape evolution, volcanism and sediment flux along the active Andean margin" and is being taken up by Andrew Miles (supervised by Dr Linda Kristein).