The Society offers two grants of £500 each annually to undergraduate or postgraduate students who intend to undertake field research overseas as an individual or as part of a team. The field research must last longer than four weeks, but does not have to be connected to the student’s academic studies. The grants are given in memory of Henrietta Hutton, a young Oxford graduate who died in 1963. She was a founder member of the Oxford University Women’s Exploration Club and a widely respected ornithologist.
-Open to residents of all countries; -Applicants must be students registered at a UK Higher Education Institution; -Preference will be given to field research studies with a significant geographical, social and/or environmental science or natural history element; – Applicants should show evidence of strong host country participation in the field research to be undertaken; Projects which involve recipients returning to their home countries for fieldwork generally will not be considered; – Applicants must begin their field research the same year the grant is awarded; -Projects that involve joining an existing commercial organisation on a pre-paid tour will not be considered; – The field research must be of more than four weeks duration but does not necessarily have to be connected to the student’s academic studies; -This opportunity is for current students only.