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Call for grant applications - February 2017

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:43
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:43

RAS logoThe RAS welcomes applications for funding under its ongoing grants scheme. The deadline for the next round of grants is 15 February 2017. Applications should normally be for sums between £250 and £5,000 (restrictions apply).

The RAS offers grants in support of research or study in any areas of astronomy and geophysics, including:

  • Study or research projects
  • Undergraduate bursaries
  • Educational projects
  • Activities related to the history of astronomy and geophysics
  • Purchase of temporary help for a particular task
  • Support of the applicant or others for a research or educational purpose, including research overseas (where some contribution to education in the destination country may be required)
  • Purchase of instruments
  • The development of instrumentation for astronomy or geophysics
  • Support of meetings
  • Travel to conferences or expeditions

In general these grants aim to support requests which are unlikely to be considered for funding from research councils and other agencies. In the February round we particularly welcome applications for undergraduate summer student bursaries.

Applications are assessed twice a year. The next deadline is 15 February 2017; applications submitted by this date will receive a decision by 14 April 2017. (The following round will have a deadline of 15 August 2017, with decisions by 13 October 2016.)

Any Fellow of the RAS may apply. If you are interested in applying for a grant, see the further details and application forms, along with the criteria for grants. Please read the instructions carefully.