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Royal Geographical Society

Royal Geographical Society - Dudley Stamp Memorial Award in UK

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500 GBP
United Kingdom
23 Nov 2024
Application deadline


Each year, RGS supports a range of field and desk-based research projects, from established researchers undertaking cutting edge fieldwork to early career academics working on smaller projects.


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

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Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Lawrence Dudley Stamp (1898-1966) was an internationally renowned British geographer who served as President of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers. His Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain in the 1930s and 1940s, a modern Domesday Book, sought to classify land use in Britain, and was undertaken with the help of enthusiastic teachers and school children who carried out much of the survey work.

Dudley Stamp worked to popularise the discipline of geography, and played a key role in promoting the teaching of the subject in schools. He travelled widely, assisting in the setting up of numerous land use surveys, while his reputation drew postgraduates from around the world to work on his projects.

The Dudley Stamp Memorial Award was established in 1967 to enable geographers in the early stages of their careers to travel in support of their research. In 2016 the Dudley Stamp Memorial Fund became a linked charity of the RGS-IBG.

Applicable programmes


This scholarship is provided by Royal Geographical Society and the value of this scholarship is Partial Funding, £500.


  • Dudley Stamp Memorial Award is open to applicants of all nationalities.
  • Candidates must be registered for a full or part-time Ph.D. at Higher Education institutions in the UK.
  • Applicants employed by a UK HEI within six years of completion of a doctoral degree are also welcome.
  • Candidates registered on MPhil or other Masters courses are not eligible for the award.
  • The awards support geographical fieldwork or data collection in the UK or overseas.
  • Preference will be given to students who do not receive full funding from a Research Council or comparable levels of support from other sources with support for fieldwork/data.
  • Preference will also be given to those who have not received this support before.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom


226 nationalities

Study experience required





Application deadline

23 Nov 2024

Applications should be submitted by email to the Society’s Grants Officer by 23 November. This deadline will be strictly enforced.

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