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Awards, Grants and Bursaries


Medals and Funds

Awards Coin Image BronzeThe Geological Society of London has been making awards since 1831, when its senior medal, the Wollaston, was first awarded to William Smith.  

Our medals and funds are for significant research contributions to science OR contributions to applied and economic geology OR eminent contributions to any branch of geology OR distinction in the practice of geology.  

The full criteria are in regulation R/G/14

Nominations for 2020 Awards will open soon. 


Research Grants

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Interested in applying for our Research Grants? 

Applications for Society Research Grants are open with an average award of approximately £1,000.



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Travel bursaries to enable recipients to broaden their experience and for professional development. 

Visit the Bursary Page for details of how to apply.