A Fieldwork Research Fund has been established to make small grants (up to a maximum of £500) to support fieldwork, or expenses relating to work directly linked to the south-west area (i.e. to fund geochronology; preparation of thin sections). Applicants must be fully paid-up Members of the Ussher Society or registered students at a UK University (who do not need to be Members). There are separate forms for students (download here) or fully paid up members (download here). If you are a fully paid up student member, please use the student form.
The fieldwork bursary of up to the value of £500 is available to successful candidates. It is expected that the successful candidates will offer either a talk or a poster for presentation at the earliest Ussher Society Annual Conference which follows the completion of the project for which they obtained funding. There is also the expectation that the project-work will be offered for publication on the Ussher society website subject to reviewer approval of the manuscript.
Due to the on-going pandemic we are reviewing our Fieldwork Research Fund but please do get in touch to express your interest.
Bursaries are usually available to support registered students who wish to make an oral or poster presentation at the Society’s Annual Conference held in the January of each year. Please contact the Conference Coordinator for more details.