The GA New Researchers’ Scheme is designed for new or younger researchers in any relevant field of earth sciences. Applicants must be registered for either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a UK university and must be a GA Member by the time of application. A more limited amount of funding from the Middlemiss Bequest is available for non-members for fieldwork, particularly on the Cretaceous.
Applicants must not already hold a doctoral degree or a tenured academic position. Preference will be given to those who have no other source of funding or whose access to such funds is limited.
Typical awards are to support field expeditions, geological surveys, visits to laboratories and laboratory analyses. Please note that we are not able to accept applications for radiocarbon dates. A letter of support from the applicant’s dissertation or PhD supervisor must accompany the application. Grants are normally for sums up to £600. Successful applicants will be expected to submit a brief report (500-800 words) for publication in the Magazine during the 12 months following expenditure of the grant. Applicants are encouraged to submit full-length articles to Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, which will be subject to the normal refereeing procedure for papers. Applicants submitting full-length articles are not required to submit the brief report in addition.
Completed application forms should be submitted as hard copies and/or electronically to Mrs Sarah Stafford, the Geologists’ Association, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V 9AG; firstname.lastname@example.org