Gilchrist Fieldwork Award 2022 for Researchers in the UK (Up to £15,000)

Gilchrist Fieldwork Award 2022 for Researchers in the UK (Up to £15,000)

Deadline: November 23, 2021

Applications are open for the Royal Geographical Society Gilchrist Fieldwork Award 2022. The Gilchrist Educational Trust offers an award to support original and challenging overseas fieldwork carried out by small teams of university academics and other researchers.

The award, now annual, is given to a team of researchers with an outstanding proposal for research to advance geographical knowledge, that requires significant, challenging overseas fieldwork. The award should support a single field session of high-quality research and data collection. There should be strong links and collaborations with local agencies and communities. Local benefits should be demonstrated in applications.

The Gilchrist Fieldwork Award, of the Gilchrist Educational Trust, was first awarded in 1990. It is entirely owned, funded and awarded by the Trust, but operationally administered for a fee by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).


  • Up to £15,000 is available to the award winners.


  • Applications from geographers, ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, earth and environmental scientists, and researchers from related fields are all strongly encouraged.
  • The award is open to established researchers.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD at time of application and be based in a UK Higher Education Institution or equivalent research establishment.


All prospective grant applicants are encouraged to read the Advice and Resources pages, which include more information about the grants program, its conditions, how to apply for a grant and what is expected if your application is successful.

Read this information carefully and send your application, or any enquiries, by email to [email protected]

For more information, visit Gilchrist Fieldwork Award.