Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Connecting Cultures: Scotland in Oman Winter 2018/19

In celebration of the strong ties between the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and Outward Bound Oman, three fully-funded places are now available for outstanding young people aged between 17-25 years to attend a unique and powerful 5-day course at The University of the Desert in Oman. To get a taste of what it’s all about, check out the video below:

An adventure of a lifetime, you’ll trek by camel, follow ancient donkey trails and explore the desert through freezing nights and sweltering days! All the time, you’ll be engaged in riveting conversations, activities and workshops with other inspirational young people from around the world. You’ll discuss cultural differences and misconceptions, think about issues such as the media, terrorism and sustainability, and share your own perspective on life at home.

It’s a very special opportunity at the oldest university on Earth. So, what are you waiting for? Get you application in now!


December 9th-13th 2018 (Male); January 20th-24th 2019 (Female); January 27th-31st 2019 (Male)

How to Apply

Please complete this application and return to the e-mail address supplied at the bottom of the form by 30th September 2018.

If you heard about this course through the RSGS, please let us know by e-mailing and we can let the team in Oman know!

Further information can be found here.

Knowledge Exchange Grants for Early Career Researchers

We are delighted to launch a new funding initiative, the RSGS Knowledge Exchange Grants. Aimed at early researchers, these seek to promote geography through disseminating the results of geographical enquiry and research for the benefit of the wider public.

Notes of guidance and details of the application process available here.

Deadline: Wednesday 1st August 2018 at 17:00.