Do you have the skills and experience to help disadvantaged young people undertake high quality fieldwork, field research and geographically focused overseas experiences?
Full job description: Learning and Leading Programme Coordinator (PDF)
This is a two-year fixed-term position, subject to successful completion of a four-month probationary period. The post will be salaried up to c£29,000 according to experience.
To apply, please email Steve Brace, Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) via email@example.com with a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria listed in the full job description. Please include details of your current salary, the names and email addresses of two referees, and your contact details (telephone and email).
Applications must be received by 5.00 pm on Tuesday 17 December 2013, interviews will be held in the early New Year. Only successful shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Event Date: 18th and 19th February 2014
Event Location: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
This open call invites Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to attend, and contribute to, the ECR Workshop for Care for the Future: Thinking Forward Through the Past. The facilitated workshop will be highly participative, interactive and open to innovative ideas from participants about future research opportunities and priorities for Care for the Future. It will offer ECRs, as potential future research leaders, the opportunity to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond.
Attendees at the workshop will have an opportunity to apply for funding in the form of Care for the Future Developmental Awards of up to £40,000 Full Economic Costing (FEC) to support collaborative grants with an additional amount of up to £15,000 FEC available to support international collaboration.
Applicants should complete an expression of interest, comprising of a supporting statement and a CV. Further information on eligibility criteria and applying to attend is found within the ECR Workshop EOI Guidance..
The deadline for applications to attend the workshop is 4pm Monday 11th November 2013. Applications should be submitted electronically as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org (please quote ‘Care for the Future: ECR Workshop’ in the subject line). Please note that late submissions will not be considered.
Contact for Queries
If you have any queries about this call for expressions of interest or the ECR Workshop, please contact Hattie Allsop at AHRC at email@example.com or on 01793 416038
The Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) seeks a member of staff to support the work of Geography Outdoors: the centre supporting field research, exploration and outdoor learning providing information, advice and training to anyone wishing to undertake these activities either in the UK or overseas. The centre is part of the Society’s Education and Outdoor Learning Department.
Full job description: Geography Outdoors, Administration Officer (PDF)
This is a full time, permanent, appointment subject to successful completion of a four-month probationary period. The post will be salaried between £21,500-£23,000 per annum according to experience.
To apply, email or write to: Mrs Shane Winser, Geography Outdoors, Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria.
Applications must be received by noon on Monday 22 July 2013. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 29 July 2013.
Writer: Educational Resources
The Writer: Educational Resources post will be responsible for the future development and writing of the Society’s award winning online educational resources for schools. In particular it will be responsible for the future development of www.geographyinthenews.rgs.org.
This is a full time, permanent, appointment subject to successful completion of a six-month probationary period. The post will be salaried between £27,000-£28,000 per annum according to skills and experience.
To apply, please email Steve Brace, Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at
email@example.com with a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria. Applications must be received by 5.00pm on 22 July 2013.
Interviews will be held on 1, 5 or 6 August 2013.
The RGS-IBG has several grants available to postgraduate students with deadlines coming up.
RGS-IBG Hong Kong Research Grant
If you are a PhD student undertaking geographical fieldwork in the Greater China Region, apply to the RGS-IBG for a £2,500 award, supported through the Society’s Hong Kong branch. Further details can be found at www.rgs.org/hongkonggrant
Deadline: 23 November 2012
RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Award
The Society offers seven awards of £2,000 annually for PhD students undertaking fieldwork / data collection. These awards, offered to individuals, aim to help students establish themselves in their particular field. For more details see www.rgs.org/postgraduateresearchaward
Deadline: 23 November 2012
Geographical Club Award
The RGS-IBG, in association with the Geographical Club offer two £1,000 grants annually for Masters PhD students undertaking geographical fieldwork or data collection, anywhere in the world. www.rgs.org/geographicalclubaward
Deadline: 23 November 2012
For more information on any of the above please contact Joanne Sharpe:
Joanne Sharpe, Grants Officer,
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Grants of between £500 and £6,000 for research and fieldwork carried out by PhD researchers undertaking academic dissertations. The project should aim to develop geographical knowledge and understanding.
The next deadline is 20 January for the Henrietta Hutton and Monica Cole Research Grants, followed by 24 February for the Slawson Awards, Frederick Soddy Award and the Dudley Stamp Memorial Awards.
Henrietta Hutton and Monica Cole Research Grants: Grants of £500-£1000 for physical geography postgraduates undertaking original overseas fieldwork.Deadline: 20 January 2012. W: www.rgs.org/hh, www.rgs.org/mc
Slawson Awards: Awards of up to £3,000 for geographical field research on issues related to development.Deadline: 24 February 2011. W: www.rgs.org/slaw
Frederick Soddy Award: Awards of up £6,000 for fieldwork/research on ‘the study of the social, economic, and cultural life of a region’.Deadline: 24 February 2011. W: www.rgs.org/fsa
Dudley Stamp Memorial Awards: Grants of up to £500 for research or study travel. Deadline: 24 February 2011. W: www.rgs.org/dsma
Grants of between £250 and £3,000 for researchers in the early stages of their careers, carrying out academic research in the pursuit of geographical knowledge and understanding. Deadlines for these awards fall in January and February 2012.
Small Research Grants: Awards of up to £3,000 for desk- or field-based geographical research.Deadline: 20 January 2011. W: www.rgs.org/smallresearchgrants
Jasmin Leila Award: £250 for early career researchers examining medical/health geography, performance geographies, or trans-national communities.Deadline: 20 January 2011. W: www.rgs.org/jl
30th International Geographical Congress Awards: Grants of up to £750 for international conference attendance.Deadline: 24 February 2011. W: www.rgs.org/30igc
Dudley Stamp Memorial Awards: Grants of up to £500 for research or study travel.Deadline: 24 February 2011. W: www.rgs.org/dsma
The Natural Environment Research Council is piloting a paid internship scheme that may be of interest. Circulate to anyone that may be interested. NERC Swindon Office Internship SchemeNERC invites applications for 2-3 Impact Analysis InternsClosing date: 20 November 2011 Background: NERC is seeking to appoint 2-3 paid interns to conduct impact analysis in its Strategy Team based in Swindon. NERC is looking for someone who can explain the value of environmental research to a non-specialist audience. Full details including person specification are found on NERC’s website at: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/using/news/ao-impact-analysis.asp Key dates:Closing date: 20 November 2011Interview dates: 8-9 December 2011Start date: 9 January 2011 How to apply: Apply for this position with a 2-page CV and short covering letter, referring to the internship advertisement and outlining your interest in the opportunity and any relevant experience. Submit applications by e-mail to the firstname.lastname@example.org. Short-listed candidates will be required to complete a writing task. For further details about the role, or any other queries, please contact Sophie Payne-Gifford on email@example.com.
Postgraduate Research Award: The Society offers seven awards of £2,000 annually for PhD students undertaking fieldwork / data collection. These awards, offered to individuals, aim to help students establish themselves in their particular field. See www.rgs.org/pra for further details. The next deadline is 25 November.
Geographical Club Award: The RGS-IBG, in association with the Geographical Club offer a £1,000 grant annually for a Masters or PhD student undertaking geographical fieldwork or data collection, anywhere in the world. The deadline is 25 November: see www.rgs.org/gca for further details.