RGS-IBG Frederick Soddy Schools Award 2022 for Schools in the UK and Ireland

RGS-IBG Frederick Soddy Schools Award 2022 for Schools in the UK and Ireland

Deadline: January 18, 2022

Applications are open for the Frederick Soddy Schools Award 2022. The Frederick Soddy Schools Award scheme was created in 2018 when the Frederick Soddy Trust became a linked charity of RGS-IBG, creating a new set of grants, the Frederick Soddy Awards, to support school and student fieldwork and expeditions.

Prior to 2018 the Frederick Soddy Schools Award was promoted for the Frederick Soddy Trust by the Geographical Association. Schools often find it difficult to compete successfully for funds from the main grant-giving bodies or to allocate their own resources to field studies. The aim of the Frederick Soddy Schools Awards is to encourage field studies by providing financial support specifically for this work.


  • Awards are made of £200 to £600, and cannot support the costs of physical resources.


  • Applications are welcomed from UK and Ireland schools;
  • They should be planning fieldwork involving a strong element of human geography.


  • The purchase of equipment will not be funded.
  • The RGS-IBG requires that the projects it funds be conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and that recipients fulfil all their institution’s health and safety requirements and ethical approvals.
  • Successful applicants will need to submit a risk assessment approved by their institution before funding can be released.
  • A written report must be submitted electronically by the end of the calendar year in which the award was given. The report should contain at least three high-resolution digital images that capture the spirit of the project. Examples of the pupils’ work are always welcomed. Failure to submit reports may jeopardise future applications to these awards. There is no set format for a report.
  • A statement acknowledging the support of the Frederick Soddy Schools Awards must be included in the report and in any other outputs.
  • Award details may be published on the Society’s website and in other publications.


Applicants are to read the application guidelines and, using the form provided, submit your application by email to [email protected]

Download the application form

For more information, visit Frederick Soddy Schools Award.