Upcoming RAS deadlines

Thesis Prizes (deadline 31st January 2022)

The Keith Runcorn Prize for the best doctoral thesis in geophysics (including planetary science and solar physics) is awarded annually.  The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000 and an invitation to present the results of their thesis at an Ordinary (A&G) Meeting of the RAS.

Subjects covered include:

  • Exploration geophysics
  • Physics of the Earth’s atmosphere, ionosphere or magnetosphere
  • Planetary science
  • Solar physics
  • Solid-Earth geophysics

Nominees are not required to be Fellows of the RAS.

Full information can be found here: https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards/2277-keith-runcorn-thesis-prize

A separate Michael Penston Prize (https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/-michael-penston-thesis-prize) is awarded for theses in astronomy and a Patricia Tomkins Prize (https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards/2285-patricia-tomkins-thesis-prize) is awarded for theses in instrumentation science (astronomy and geophysics).


RAS February Grants Round – Call for applications (deadline 20th February 2022)

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

– Activities related to the history of Astronomy or Geophysics

– Conference/Meeting Travel Subsistence

– Funding for Meeting Organising

– Instrumentation – RAS Tomkins awards

– Observing/Field Trips – E.A. Milne Travelling Fellowship

– Study or Research Projects

– Undergraduate Bursaries (February grants round only)

Full information can be found here: https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/grants-for-studies-overview