Fieldwork Grants

Alpine Glacier Project: Summer 2017 Fieldwork

We are pleased to invite applications for two grants of £250 each for undergraduate or postgraduate students towards fieldwork expenses in the Swiss Alps in Summer 2017. 


Applicants will need to submit a brief summary of their project (250 words), outlining the purpose, aims and objectives of their research.

Applications should be received no later than February 28th, 2017. Successful applications will be announced in March 2017 on the Alpine Glacier Project website.

To apply for the fieldwork grant, please submit your application to

Key Terms:

Applicants must be current under or postgraduate students (2:1 or 1st class UG students with applicable UG background), undertaking field research in high mountain environments / glaciology.

Applications will be considered by a panel of judges. The panel may wish to interview candidates as part of the application process.

Any grants are in support of fieldwork expenses only, and will be paid on submission of receipts at the end of the fieldwork period. Allowable expenses include travel and accommodation. Alcohol and equipment purchases are excluded.

During fieldwork, applicants are responsible for their own insurance in their entirety, and should ensure that their attendance is authorised and insured by the University of Salford – the Alpine Glacier Project accepts no liability whatsoever for illness, injury, accident or death whilst on fieldwork. Applicants should ensure that they follow the safety instructions and policies of the University of Salford at all times.