Each year the SCGRG sponsors a range of sessions for the RGS-IBG conference. Calls for sponsorship are released towards the end of each year and session conveners are invited to submit outlines for sessions. The committee then votes on the submitted sessions and the most voted for receive prestigious sponsorship from the SCGRG.
The RGS also has a wide range of resources, grants and other support available for geographers at different stages of their career. The following links have been collated here to help highlight a few key ones likely to be of particular interest to SCGRG members.
- Grants: The grants offer support to desk and field researchers, research teams and school teachers. Grants are for work in both the UK and overseas and range in value from £500 to £15,000.
- Publishing in Geography: A Guide for new Researchers. Clear and practical advice on how to publish in geography, written by leading editors and scholars.
- Academic books and journals: In association with Wiley-Blackwell, the Society publishes three prestigious peer-reviewed research journals and a Book Series.
- Communicating Geographical Research beyond the academy: Perspectives from academics and users of geographical research in government, business, education, schools and the media reflecting on the methods, issues and best practice for communicating geographical research.
- Policy and public affairs: The RGS works to demonstrate and champion the role which geographical knowledge, expertise and research contributes to policy and the economy, and promote the importance of geography in education and research, including schools and further education. This site includes case studies and materials on geographers’ impact on policy.
- Geobyte: a weekly news update for geographers delivered to your inbox.
- Collections: the RGS-IBG has over 2 million documents, maps, photographs, paintings, periodicals, artefacts and books, spanning 500 years of geography, travel & exploration, available for research, learning and teaching. You are invited to plan class visits to the Society to use the Collections and undertake teaching activities. Contact RHED@rgs.org for more information.
- Research Groups: An RGS page of news, events and other resources useful for all research group members