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Call for grant applications - August 2016 round

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:25
Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016 13:20

RAS logoThe RAS welcomes applications for funding under its ongoing grants scheme. The deadline for the next round of grants is 15 August 2016. 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)
  • 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 2016; applications submitted by this date will receive a decision by 15 October 2016. (The following round will have a deadline of 15 February 2017, with decisions by 15 April 2017.)

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.