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Photographic Grant Oman Course Grants Young Geographer Magazine 

Oman Photographic Grant

Our friends at Outward Bound Oman are offering a three week, all-expenses paid work visit to Oman to capture captivating promotional images across three of their outdoor courses. The courses will take place in both desert and mountain environments, and will require the photographer to work and 'rough it' in these conditions. This remarkable opportunity is open to anyone whether an aspiring young high-quality photographer or an established practitioner looking to develop their portfolio.

Outward Bound Oman will provide return flights to the UK, provide accommodation and a living allowance, and pay a sum of £1,000 on successful completion and delivery of the images.

Please contact [email protected] to apply. Please use the subject line: Oman Photographic Grant: FAO James

Outward Bound Oman

Most years, three fully-funded places are available for young people in Scotland to take part in Connecting Cultures in Oman. Young people aged 17-25 are eligible to apply, and we particularly welcome applications from Scotland or from those who are living, working or studying here. 

Please check back on this page in late summer for announcements about the next round of courses.

Knowledge Exchange Grants

The RSGS Knowledge Exchange Grants aim to promote geography through disseminating the results of geographical enquiry and research for the benefit of the wider public. Aimed at early career researchers, the grants are in the range of £200 to £1,000.

Please check back on this page in 2020 for announcements about the next round of grants.

Young Geographer Magazine

In addition to our quarterly magazine The Geographer, we occasionally work with young people to help them produce their very own publication. As part of this Young Geographer programme, youngsters receive training from RSGS staff in how to produce, write, edit, design and print a high-quality, informative magazine on a contemporary geographic issue. This gives them a platform to voice their own concerns, thoughts and opinions, and provides a useful set of transferable skills for the workplace or further study.

Please check back on this page in late 2019 for announcements about the next Young Geographer magazine.

Two members of the first Young Geographer editorial team, with RSGS Shackleton Medallist Manuel Pulgar-Vidal.