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Call for grant applications - new criteria

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 17:25
Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00

RAS logoThe RAS welcomes applications for funding under its ongoing grants scheme. The deadline for the next round of grants is 15 August 2014. Applications should normally be for sums between £250 and £5,000 (restrictions apply). Note that new criteria 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.

Applications are assessed twice a year. The next deadline is 15 August 2014; applications submitted by this date will receive a decision by 15 October 2014.

(The following round will have a deadline of 15 February 2015, with decisions by 15 April 2015.)

Any Fellow of the RAS may apply. If you are interested in applying for a grant, see the further details and application forms. This year we have updated the application form, issued new criteria for grants, and started a new E. A. Milne Travelling Fellowship scheme. Please read the instructions carefully.