The RGS/IBG Social and Cultural Geography Research Group is pleased to offer an annual prize of £100 for the best undergraduate dissertation. In addition, we will announce a runner-up prize. Both prize-winners will receive a year’s subscription to the Journal of Social and Cultural Geography published by Taylor & Francis. Please see the mission statement on the SCGRG website for our definition of social and cultural geography.

Nominated dissertations should be:

  1. an outstanding theoretical and/or empirical piece of work;
  2. usually be 10,000 words or more in length;
  3. be submitted for formal assessment in the current academic year to a UK Higher Education Institution for a BA/BSc level Geography degree programme; 
  4. include a full set of references and images (as relevant);
  5. be written in English.

We are looking to reward both excellent scholarship and innovation in the study of social and cultural geography. Please note that a department may not submit more than one entry to the prize. Nominated dissertations may however be submitted for consideration for other RGS-IBG prizes. 

Submission procedure

Nominations are requested from the Head of Department or Dissertation Convener. All dissertations should be submitted as a single PDF file, with an email that will be live post-September, and contact address for the student. Submissions should be emailed to saskia.warren@manchester.ac.uk with ‘SCGRG Dissertation prize submission’ as the subject header. 

For further queries about the SCGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize please contact the Dissertation Prize Coordinator Saskia Warren at saskia.warren@manchester.ac.uk, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester. Further information, including previous winning entries, can also be found in the dissertation prize section of the SCGRG website.

Deadline: 15th July 2021