Research Awards for Geological Fieldwork

In recognition of CASP’s role as a leading provider of applied geological field research, we are pleased to announce the launch of its Research Awards for Geological Fieldwork. These will provide EU-based undergraduate masters to early career researchers 5 annual awards of up to £3,000 to fund applied geological fieldwork.

Funding will be for the fieldwork element alone and therefore excludes any significant analytical budget and will not include the student’s stipend. Further details can be found in the attachment below.

The application should be made on the attached form and accompanied by a 1 page CV and the names and contact details of two academic referees. The application should have a clear scientific rationale and address a clearly stated scientific question. It should have specific objectives and deliverables and a proposed work plan with itemised expenditure. An official letter showing proof of academic status is also required.

On completion of the project a report will be submitted to CASP. This should be within one academic year of the award being made for an MSc student, 1 year after the fieldwork for a PhD student (but no later than the submission of the formal research thesis) and 18 months after fieldwork for an early career researcher. The report will be in the form of a detailed receipted account of expenditure plus an A0 scientific poster demonstrating the research findings.

Deadline: 7th April 2017. Application to be submitted by email attachment to awards@casp.cam.ac.uk