Monica Cole Research Grant

Scholarship Info

The Monica Cole Research Grant offers £1,000 each year to a physical geographer undertaking original fieldwork overseas. The Grant is given in memory of Professor Monica Cole, an eminent physical geography researcher.


Born in 1922, Monica Cole was a leader in the field of geo-botany. Her career spanned continents and decades. She held the position of Chair of Geography at Bedford College for many years. Shortly after her retirement in 1975, she received the RGS-IBG Murchison Medal for major contributions to the geography of South Africa and to the understanding of savannas. 


Jan 18, 2017


  • Applicants must be students registered with a UK Higher Education Institution.
  • Applicants must be physical geographers undertaking original fieldwork overseas.
  • Both undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Projects that involve joining an existing commercial organisation on a pre-paid tour will not be considered.


£1,000 each year

Preferred Discipline

Physical Geography

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted by email to the Society’s Grants Officer by 18 January. This deadline will be strictly enforced.

Contact Info

Grants Officer

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

1 Kensington Gore



Tel: (0) 20 7591 3073 

Email:[email protected]

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