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Friday, 6 November 2015

Small grants from the Edinburgh Geological Society

For all those with a Scottish link - either birth, residence or fieldwork - the Edinburgh Geological society offers two grants and two awards with monetary prizes. If you fit the bill, be sure to submit/nominate before the upcoming deadlines - or pass on to someone who does!



1. Grants to projects that further the aims of the Society - stimulating public interest in geology and the advancement of geological knowledge. Each application is judged on the excellence of the project, on its relevance to the Society's aims, and on its affordability. Grants that are matched by funding from other research bodies or relevant sources, and funding requests under £500, are more likely to be awarded. Deadlines: 30 April and 31 October


2. The Society makes small grants to support fieldwork from the Clough and Mykura Funds. Grants from these funds, normally of the order of a few hundred pounds, are available to support geological field work at home or abroad provided there is a Scottish link. Applications from PhD students are welcome but we expect that the costs of routine fieldwork will be met by your institution or your grant-awarding body. Therefore you will need to make a clear and compelling case for additional support. The funds do not generally support mapping as part of an Honours degree course. Deadline: 31 January

3. The Society recognises excellence in geology by awarding the Clough Medal and The Clough Memorial Award. The Clough Medal is the Society's premier award, presented annually to a geologist whose original work has materially increased the knowledge of the geology of Scotland and/or the north of England, or who is Scottish by birth or by adoption and residence and has significantly advanced the knowledge of any aspect of geology. The Clough Memorial Award, which is a monetary award, is given to a geologist of British nationality and normally under 35 years old whose research on some aspect of the geology of Scotland or the north of England is considered as having outstanding merit. It is awarded biennially in even years (i.e. 2016). Deadline: 31 January

Submission details here.

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