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Postgraduate Prizes and Awards

The School would like to encourage postgraduate research students to undertake studies in the field, and for them to have access to resources that encourage innovative thinking within their projects. Accordingly, the School Management Board has decided to restructure some of its resources in order to support postgraduate fieldwork.

There will be two awards made annually: The Soulby Research Fund (worth at least £1000) and The 75th Anniversary Prize (worth £1000 maximum).

The Soulby Research Fund was introduced to support the fieldwork endeavours of any student registered for a postgraduate research degree within the School of GAP whose work is connected directly with the Physical Environment.

The 75th Anniversary Prize is designed to assist a student or students with a fieldwork project. Preference may be given to a cultural environment and/or international project.

Please note: Only students registered for a research postgraduate award, within the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, at Queen’s University Belfast, are eligible to apply.

Students in their 1st and 2nd years of study will be given preference over other postgraduate students.

Full details of the application procedure can be obtained electronically, with application forms for both awards, from the School Manager, Ms Maria Bennett (

Applications should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 25th June.

The School has the right to split resources where there is more than one project judged to be supportable for either award.

Professor Keith Bennett
Head of School
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology