Walters Kundert Fellowship 2020 for Post-PhD Researchers (£10,000 award)

Walters Kundert Fellowship 2020 for Post-PhD Researchers (£10,000 award)

Deadline: November 23, 2020

Applications are open for the Walters Kundert Fellowship 2020 for Post-PhD Researchers. The Walters Kundert Fellowship offers awards annually to support field research in physical geography within Arctic and/or high mountain environments, with preference for field studies that advance the understanding of environmental change past or present.

Established in 2017, the Walters Kundert Fellowship is supported through a generous donation by the Walters Kundert Charitable Trust. The Fellowship was set up to encourage applicants from across the spectrum of geographical research to enhance the understanding and well-being of the planet’s Arctic and high mountain environments through research. The Walters Kundert Charitable Trust also supports postgraduate grants through the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Awards.


  • The Walters Kundert Fellowship offers an annual grant of £10,000 to support post-PhD field research within Arctic or high mountain environments.


  • Open to post-PhD researchers affiliated with a UK university or research institute, or
  • Fellows and members of the Society who are employed outside the UK.
  • It is not required that you have a geography degree, work in a geography department or define yourself as a geographer. However, it is essential that the project you are undertaking advances geographical knowledge.


To apply for a grant, please complete the RGS-IBG grants programme application form and send this by email to the Society’s Grants Officer via by 23.59 on November 23, 2020. 

For more information, see FAQs and visit Walters Kundert Fellowship.