Yorkshire Geological Society (YGS) Research Fund – Now OPEN for applications

Deadline: 10th September, 2022.

Yorkshire Geological Society (YGS) Research Fund – Now OPEN for applications

The Yorkshire Geological Society (YGS) Research Fund provides grants to individuals or small groups to support research in the Earth Sciences with a preferred, but not exclusive, connection to the North of England – this may be by birth, education, affiliation to a research establishment or research on the geology and landscape of the region itself. The scope of eligible research is broad, and the Society anticipates making at least one award per year to applicants who are working independently of formal supervision and financial support, especially where this may facilitate publication.

 Funding available

Awards up to £1000 will normally be made on each occasion, though the Society may consider larger awards in cases of exceptional merit. Funding may be used to augment existing research but applications must demonstrate that the award is supporting a specific project or activity that is not otherwise funded by a grant from another source. Funds will not be awarded retrospectively for expenditure already incurred.

How to apply

This is the second call for applications in 2022, with a closing date of 10th September. Applications received after this date will not be considered. YGS Council may make two or more awards in this round to applications of sufficient merit.

Applications should be submitted by email using the form below, and include a CV or resumé. Applicants are also asked to provide the name and contact details of one or more referees, who Council may wish to contact to verify the availability of third party resources, facilities or support that may be required for successful delivery of the proposed project or activity.

Successful applicants will be notified no later than 30th November.  Funding may be carried over to the next round if there are no successful applications.

Expectations of successful applicants

  • To acknowledge funding from the ‘Yorkshire Geological Society Research Fund’ in all publications or publicity relating to the funded project;
  • To produce a summary report for the Society within 9 months of receiving a grant, in a form which can be published on the YGS website and included in the YGS Circular;
  • Subject to the content of the annual YGS programme of events, successful applicants may be invited give a presentation on the outcome of their project at a YGS Indoor Meeting, lead a relevant field trip or do further activities promoting geoscience in our region.
  • If appropriate, successful applicants are encouraged to publish results of the research in the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, subject to the Editorial Board’s usual procedures for peer review.


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