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Listed below are recent grant winners. If a grant report for the award is available, it can be accessed by clicking on the awardees name.

Click here for a report on our grant funding analysis for the 2013-2019 grant rounds

Spring 2021 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    ECR Grants
    Guaduneth Chico Leon Geomorphological surface changes on peatlands surfaces and their role in climate change
    Research Grants
    Tristram Hales Assessing post-wildfire soil properties to improve landslide triggering models
    Harry Sanders Rivers in lockdown: Stabilisation of fluvial bed sediments by invasive mussels
    PG Research Grants
    Holly Chubb Slope failure mechanisms and catastrophic mass flow processes in British Columbia

Autumn 2020 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    ECR Grants
    Elizabeth Dingle What goes in, must come out? Particle abrasion in bedrock canyons
    Research Grants
    Aayush Srivastava Geomorphic evolution and environmental change along the lower River Dee (Scotland) during the late Quaternary
    PG Research Grants
    Alexander Osborne Listening to Rivers: Simulating floods using a white water course

Spring 2020 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    ECR Grants
    Gaia Stucky de Quay Landscape evolution controls in volcanic ocean islands: constraints from Ribeira Grande valley, Madeira
    Josh Ahmed Quantifying bank-pull and bar-push processes in the evolution of river bends with changing hydroclimate
    Research Grants
    Alastair Curry A field-based evaluation of the Schmidt hammer exposure dating (SHED) technique for reconstructing Late Quaternary landscape change
    PG Research Grants
    Charlotte Hipkiss Reconstructing environmental change in the tropical North Pacific: Pu‘u Kuku peat bog and pond sites - Maui, Hawaiian Archipelago
    Stefan Haselberger Biogeomorphic succession in glacier forelands, Jotunheimen/Norway
    Rebecca Stewart High-resolution quantification of rock slope debris supply in a deglaciating catchment
    PG Conference Support
    Oliver Francis The fate of sediment after a large earthquake
    Madeleine Hann A catastrophic Late Pleistocene debris flow sourced in the glaciated High Atlas of Morocco
    Adam Hepburn Ice-mass survival for approximately 800 Myr in the tropical Kasei Valles region, Mars
    Jesse Zondervan Eccentricity-driven fluvial strath terrace formation in the arid High Atlas
    Oscar Gilbert The Influence of Angle of Ballistic Impact on Stone Deterioration Due to Weathering
    Ikenna Osumgborogwu The gullies of southeast Nigeria: an ecogeomorphic investigation
    Pieter Fourie EGU Grant proposal
    Conference Session Support
    Frances Butcher CryoMars
    Shasta Marrero Cosmo 2020-Scotland: Pushing the Boundaries of Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating
    Research Networks

Autumn 2019 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    ECR Grants
    Andrew Newton Glacial geomorphology and hydrology of a dynamically evolving glacial foreland in response to ice margin retreat
    Toby Tonkin The generation of pro-glacial icings: subglacial taliks, cut and closure channels or thermal lags?
    Fiona Clubb Determining the topographic signature of debris flows
    PG Research Grants
    Tancrede Leger Reconstructing late-Quaternary glacier chronologies in under-studied northern Patagonia (43°S) using cosmogenic radionuclide dating
    Jonathan Slessor The bio-geomorphology of human impacts on raised bog margins
    PG Conference Support
    Melissa Mirinor Morphological classification of inverted channels on Mars: Arabia Terra case of study
    Hannah Derkum Desert Pavement Dynamics controlled by Precipitation and Pore Gas Pressure
    Justine Perry Domingo Assessment of the spatial and temporal variation in the sediment and metal fluxes in catchments affected by nickel mining
    Giulia Magnarini Long runout landslides: Morphological features and internal structures of the final deposit as key to understand mechanisms involved during emplacement
    Conference Session Support
    Joanna Nield International Conference on Aeolian Research (ICAR XI)
    Research Networks

Spring 2019 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    ECR Grants
    Daniel Scott Investigating the role of intact rock strength in modulating fracture geometry influences on bedrock river erodibility at the bedform scale
    Giuditta Trinci Evaluating the utility of recreational echo-sounders (‘fishfinders’) in habitat assessment
    Cai Ladd Can plant communities engineer saltmarsh morphology to build resilience?
    PG Research Grants
    Robert Houseago Flow field hydrodynamics within flexible and rigid aquatic vegetation
    Will Conley Investigate nature and timing of Waingawa River braidplain abandonment upstream of Masterton
    Ella Walsh A Systematic Assessment of Late Quaternary Hydrological Change From Valley Fill Complexes in Namibia
    Guaduneth Chico Geomorphological assessment of unrecognised blanket bogs in North Spain
    Thomas Vandyk Measurement and interpretation of preserved > 635 million year old subglacial geomorphology from the Mineral Fork Formation, Utah
    PG Conference Support
    Katie Miles
    Aayush Srivastava
    Ye Chen
    Julian Martin
    Conference Session Support
    David Graham
    Research Networks

Autumn 2018 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    Research Grants
    Eliisa Lotsari Defrosting sedimentary systems: the impacts on the evolution and material transport of high-latitude rivers
    Mark Schuerch A long-term perspective on barrier-marsh interactions
    Ben Chandler Dynamics of Icelandic glaciers in response to a warming climate (“DYNAMICE”)
    ECR Grants
    Shaun Eaves Can deglaciation trigger collapse of entire mountains?
    Christopher Darvill Geomorphic History of the Falkland Stone Runs
    PG Research Grants
    Anne Stefaniak Controls on supraglacial pond formation at the Hinang glacier, Manaslu
    Madeleine Hann Quaternary River Behaviour in the High Atlas of Morocco: Significance of Mega-boulders in the Tamatert Valley
    Jesse Zondervan Experimental luminescence dating of Quaternary river terraces, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
    Ho Wen Evaluating secondary effects of Natural Flood Management (NFM) techniques
    PG Conference Support
    Shiuan-An Chen
    Robert Houseago
    Thomas van Veelen
    Conference Session Support
    Emilia Guisado-Pintado
    Ann Rowan
    Research Networks
    Tim Marjoribanks Non-Equilibrium Flow and Landform Coupling

Spring 2018 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    Research Grants
    Gordon Bromley Testing the age and origin of the Chivay subglacial labyrinth, Peru
    Thomas Smyth Understanding blowout evolution in a 'stabilised' dune landscape
    David Small Deglaciation of the North Sea Basin: Do we have a Fair I(sle)dea?
    ECR Grants
    Holly East Impacts of seagrass expansion on sediment productivity and reef island morphological stability
    PG Research Grants
    Harry Sanders Biotic and abiotic drivers of the burrowing behaviour of signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus): USA (native) versus UK (invasive) populations
    Alex Hughes Investigating the dynamic equilibrium between erosion and tectonic uplift within the Ventura Basin and implications for seismic hazards in southern California
    Anna Caklais Central California: Validating earthquake ground motion models
    Matt Tompkins Quantifying long-term processes of moraine evolution: Implications for cosmogenic isotope
    Jennifer Quye-Sawyer Constraining uplift histories of active faults in southern Italy using cosmogenic nuclide dating
    PG Conference Support
    Giulia Magnarini
    Morwenna Mckenzie
    Lawrence Eagle
    Changjia Li
    Jamie Pollard
    Richard Mason
    Andrew Emery
    Conference Session Support
    Irene Delgardo-Fernandez
    Anne Voigtlander
    Outreach Grants
    David Milan Making waves for Geomorphology
    Research Networks
    Chris Hackney Flood Risk, Resilience and Adaptation Network (FRRAN)

Autumn 2017 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    Research Grants
    Thorsten Balke Timing of geomorphic disturbance in relation to plant phenology in the Bay of Fundy
    Simon Cook A test of glacial sediment transfer processes using magnetic fabrics
    ECR Grants
    Georgios Maniatis Quantification of erosional processes using inertial sensors across environments
    Robert Storrar High spatial and temporal resolution UAV-based measurement of glacier 'microvelocity' and surface elevation changes as a tool for understanding the link between glacier hydrology and velocity
    Alessa Geiger Using Patagonian Ice Sheet geometry changes to track westerly wind shifts in the Southern Hemisphere during Glacial-Interglacial Cycles
    PG Research Grants
    Sarah Brown Using Arduinos to monitor fluvial carbon dioxide efflux during erosion events in peatland catchments
    Katie Miles Dye-tracing on a debris-covered Himalayan glacier
    Jayne Kamintzis Morphological dynamics of ice-bounded channels
    PG Conference Support
    Frances Butcher
    Guillaume Goodwin
    Outreach Grants
    Lucy Kissicky Touchdown on Mars: Up Close and Personal With the Red Planet
    Research Networks
    Brian Whalley Establishing a BSG Landscape and Critical Zone Observatory

Spring 2017 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    Conference sponsorship
    Irene Delgardo-Fernandez
    Research Grants
    Anne Mather Integrated fluvial archive approaches to Holocene palaeoflood reconstruction: potential insights for climate change in continental N. Africa
    Matthew Johnson The power of biology in river environments
    ECR Grants
    Fabiano Pupim Late Quaternary variation in erosion rates and landscape changes in the Amazon River basin
    Rachel Smedley Tracking latitudinal shifts in the southern Westerlies using unstudied ice limits in Patagonia
    PG Research Grants
    Alex Hughes Quantification of seismic hazards in southern California using cosmogenic nuclide dating of geomorphic strain markers
    James Tempest Root growth and decomposition rates in natural and restored saltmarshes
    Zacchary Larkin Rivers of time: Did an enhanced monsoon affect holocene fluvial systems in the Warrego catchment, eastern Australia?
    Harry Sanders Biotic versus abiotic forcing of fluvial sediment dynamics: How much sediment do crayfish supply to river systems?
    Benjamin Taylor Sediment core profiles of a Scottish estuary: The influence of saltmarsh restoration on carbon storage, sequestration rates, and emission potential for sediments
    Morwenna Mckenzie Improving the knowledge base on the physical effects of fine sediment for macroinvertebrates
    PG Conference Support
    Stephen Watkins
    Sarah Twohig
    Jack Wright
    Joel Davis
    Jessica Moloney
    Rachel Hurley
    Sam Brooke
    Daniel Green
    Outreach Grants
    Des McDougall A virtual glacier and glaciated landscape A-Level virtual fieldtrip
    Stuart Grieve GeoBus River-in-a-Box

Autumn 2016 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    Conference sponsorship
    Stuart McColl
    Research Grants
    Martin Stokes Do alluvial fans on the Cape Verde volcanic islands record pre-Holocene african humid periods?
    Jeff Warburton Rockfall monitoring and hazard assessment - Casle Rock, Cumbria
    Giles Wiggs Aeolian dust dynamics: field measurements of emissions at source, Etosha Pan, Namibia
    Bethan Davies Timing of a newly identified Pleistocene glacial radvance of the Northern Patagonia Icefield (NPI), Chile
    Stephanie Mills Geomorphological and sedimentological analyses of outburst flood deposits around Öræfajökull, SE Iceland
    ECR Grants
    Edwin Baynes Isolating the control of sediment on knickpoint dynamics in the Rangitikei river, New Zealand
    Mitch D'Arcy Erosion and sedimentation in the Sierra Aconquija, NE Argentinian Andes
    Cariona Fyffe Ablation and debris cover formation in dirty ice areas
    Alastair Clement Investigation of geomorphic response to major catchment disturbance using optically-stimulated luminescence dating, Wairarapa Valley, New Zealand
    PG Research Grants
    Sybille Knapp Large rock-slope failure impacting on lakes - deciphering mobility processes and reconstructing multistage events
    Mairi MacArthur Testing the success of an ecologically enhanced seawall design at the Hartlepool Headlands Coastal Protection Scheme
    Charlotte Holdsworth The controls and drivers of movement on large, soft-rock translational landslides, Taihape, New Zealand
    Monica Mendelova Reconstructing the timing, extent and significance of late Quaternary glaciations in central Patagonia
    Andrew Newton Late Cenzoic seismic geomophology offshore NW Greenland
    PG Conference Support
    Duna Roda-Baluda
    Elizabeth Dingle
    Chloe Morris
    Owen King
    Joshua Ahmed
    Clementine Chirol
    Leiping Ye
    Cameron Watson
    Fiona Clubb
    Ian Stevens
    Grigorios Vasilopoulos
    Chrystiann Lavarini

Spring 2016 round

  • Grant Type Awardee and Report Project
    Conference sponsorship
    Amy Woodget
    Research Grants
    Naomi Holmes Recent environmental change in the Indian Himalaya
    Iestyn Barr The impact of glacier fluctuations on lake sedimentation rates
    Catherine Delaney Investigating glacial hummocky terrain using LIDAR and ground-penetrating Radar
    ECR Grants
    Peter Rowley Analogue modelling of fluidised pyroclastic density currents
    Christopher Hackney Quantifying the effects of slump blocks on bank erosion rates across a range of flow stages
    PG Research Grants
    Sam Brooke Constraining landscape response to cliamte using alluvial fans in death valley
    Zui Tao Reconstruction of surface residence times of grains from the stratigraphic record measured using 21Ne; implications for the evolution of the Great Plains, Nebraska
    Lawrence Eagle Extreme summer flooding and river geomorphology, a meso and microscale approach, across a 200 year chronosequence in Glacier Bay, Alaska
    Ankit Verma Rock breakdown on Earth and Mars
    Rachel Hurley Stratigraphies of industrialisation- The fluvial sedimentary record of the first industrial city
    Jennifer Robertson Using uplift to investigate normal and subduction-related active faulting
    Anna Schoch Postglacial fan evolution in the Upper Rhone Valley, Switzerland – gradual or catastrophic?
    Lauren Knight Timings and dynamics of glaciation in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
    Will Higson How do overdeepeings affect glacial dynamics?
    Paul Weber Ice-marginal processes and retreat dynamics of the plateau icefield Hardangerjøkulen in southern Norway
    PG Conference Support
    Janet Richardson
    Jerome Mayaud
    Morgan Gibson
    Kate Mathers
    Pierre Lardeux
    Thomas Vincent
    Carin Cornwall
    Tom Mockford
    Akirat Abdulkade
    Frances Dunn
    Gary Murphy
    John Preston
    Scott Armstrong
    Research Networks
    Brian Whalley

Autumn 2015 round

Spring 2015 round

Autumn 2014 round

Spring 2014 round

Autumn 2013 round

Spring 2013 round