The Society makes grants and awards in three categories:
1. Grants to projects that further the aims of the Society - stimulating
public interest in geology and the advancement of geological knowledge.
Any organisation or individual can apply for a grant.
2. The Society recognises excellence in geology by awarding the Clough
Medal and The Clough Memorial Award.
3. The Society makes small grants to support fieldwork
from the Clough and Mykura Funds.
1. Grants to projects that further the aims
of the Society - stimulating public interest in geology and the advancement
of geological knowledge.
The Edinburgh Geological Society invites applications for grants to
support projects that further the aims of the Society i.e. to encourage
public interest in geology and to advance geological knowledge. Applications
may be from organisations or individuals.
Guidelines For Applicants: Each application is judged on the
excellence of the project, on its relevance to the Society's aims, and
on its affordability. Grants that are matched by funding from other
research bodies or relevant sources, and funding requests under £500,
are more likely to be awarded. Grants will not be given retrospectively
for any expenditure already incurred.
Submission Process: applications should be submitted by email
using the EGS Grant
Application Form with all sections completed. Applications will
in general only be considered by Council twice a year and should therefore
be submitted in good time, by either 31 March and 30 September (please
note change of dates). If a deadline is missed applications may
have to be re-submitted for the next date.
This is the Society's premier award, presented annually to a
geologist whose original work has materially increased the knowledge
of the geology of Scotland and/or the north of England, or who
is Scottish by birth or by adoption and residence and has significantly
advanced the knowledge of any aspect of geology.
The Clough Memorial Award, which is a monetary award,
is given to a geologist of British nationality and normally under
35 years old whose research on some aspect of the geology of Scotland
or the north of England is considered as having outstanding merit.
It is awarded biennially in even years.
How to make a nomination: Nominations for the Clough Medal
and the Clough Memorial Award should be sent to the Secretary
of the Society, to arrive not later than 31st January. Each submission
should include the nomination letters, CV of the candidate and
any additional letters of support, preferably as a single attachment
in pdf format. Nominations should be attached to an e-mail and
sent to email@example.com, with a title which identifies
the name of the award and the name of the nominee, e.g. Clough
Medal Chris Smith.
Nominations should include a statement on the merits of the candidate
with a list of their more important geological contributions,
and a summary curriculum vitae. Nominations should be accompanied
by an additional letter of support from a seconder. Further letters
of support are also permissible from up to two additional people.
The nominations will be considered and recommendations for award
made by the Society’s Clough Committee. Unsuccessful nominations
will be eligible for reconsideration the following year, subject
to being refreshed by the nominee’s sponsor(s).
3. Fieldwork grants from the Clough and Mykura Funds
Grants from these funds, normally of the order of a few hundred
pounds, are available to support geological field work at home
or abroad. Grants from the Clough Fund may be awarded for fieldwork
or other geological enterprise in any area, provided that a suitable
Scottish connection can be demonstrated through the recipient
or their institution, or through the work itself. Grants from
the Mykura Fund are restricted to geological fieldwork in Scotland,
with preference given to workers under 35 years old.
Applications are invited from professional and non-professional
geologists and from students of geology, and each will be considered
on its merits by the Clough Committee. Applications from PhD students
are welcome but we expect that the costs of routine fieldwork
will be met by your institution or your grant-awarding body. Therefore
you will need to make a clear and compelling case for additional
support. The funds do not generally support mapping as part of
an Honours degree course.
Applications should be submitted by email using the Fieldwork
Grant Application Form (maximum 2 pages); each submission
should include the application form, brief CV and a supporting
letter from the applicant's institution or a reference from a
relevant person of suitable professional standing. If possible
please include all documents in a single pdf file, attached to
an e-mail and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a title
which identifies this as a Fieldwork Grant application and the
name of the applicant, e.g. Fieldwork Grant Chris Smith.They
should be submitted by 31st January for consideration in February.