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:
- an outstanding theoretical and/or empirical piece of work;
- usually be 10,000 words or more in length;
- be submitted for formal assessment in the current academic year to a UK Higher Education Institution for a BA/BSc level Geography degree programme;
- include a full set of references and images (as relevant);
- 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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