Ralph Brown Expedition Award

Tim Labrum T.Labrum at RGS.org
Tue Oct 24 06:30:53 EDT 2000

Dear Sir/Madam

I found your contact details on the web and wanted to bring your attention
to the Ralph Brown Expedition Award which the Royal Geographical Society
(with IBG) administers. It is worth up to 15,000GBP and the deadline is 30
November. Details are given below. Please could you circulate to all
potentially interested parties?

Many thanks indeed.
Yours sincerely
Tim Labrum


The Award was created in 1997 in memory of the late Ralph Brown, a former
world jet boat champion, who was a passionate participant in many
expeditions in watery environments around the world. This included the
Society's rainforest research programme in the Gunung Mulu National Park in
Sarawak in 1977/78. 

This annual research award is worth up to 15,000GBP and will be made to the
leader(s) of multi-disciplinary research expeditions associated with the
study of rivers, wetlands or shallow (less than 200m) marine environments.
This includes the study of coral reefs.  The project may be located anywhere
in the world and should be of potential benefit to the host country and
local community.

Applicants should be over 25, of any nationality, and preference will be
given to teams involving host country nationals.  Applicants proposing to
spend less than six weeks in the field are unlikely to be successful.
Undergraduate expeditions are not eligible.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2000. Possible interviews for
shortlisted applicants will take place in January 2001 with the Award winner
announced soon after.

There are no application forms. For copies of the guidelines and referee
statements, please download from the following web page:

For further information and/or guidelines through the post, please contact
the Grants Co-ordinator at:
The Ralph Brown Expedition Office
Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
1 Kensington Gore
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7591 3065
Fax: 020 7591 3031
Email: grants at rgs.org

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