Since its inception, RSGS and its members have part-funded and open doors to hundreds of students, academics and explorers in their careers and research, both at home and abroad. And this tradition continues today...

Oman Course Grants Young Geographer Magazine 

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.

Applications are now open for 2020, with a closing date of Friday 17th April 2020. For further details and how to apply please follow the link below.

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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.

We have now produced two editions - The Future We Want, and Arctic Perspectives - and we are working on a third, for distribution in 2020.

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