Since its inception, the RSGS and its members have part-funded hundreds of students and explorers in their research, both at home and abroad. Expeditions have ranged from the 1885-86 expedition to New Guinea led by ornithologist and botanist H O Forbes and 1902-04 Scottish National Antarctic Expedition on the Scotia led by explorer William Speirs Bruce, to contemporary undergraduate research into community renewable energy projects in the UK and orang-utan response to habitat loss in Borneo.
University students working towards undergraduate degree dissertations or looking for field experience, schools interested in environmental issues and processes as part of the geography curriculum, and organisations wishing to engage the young in their local and international environment, have all been helped by RSGS grants.
Applying for a Grant
The grants programme is currently being revised by the RSGS’s Research Committee, and we are not inviting new applications for the time being. Grant guidance notes and an application form will be posted on our website as soon as they are available.