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Cambridge Global Challenges


The Rob Potter Award of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) recognises an early career researcher studying the geographies of development.

The Rob Potter Award is given in celebration of Rob Potter, an eminent human geographer and founding editor of Progress in Development Studies.

Every year, a grant of £1,500 will be given through the Society’s Small Research Grants scheme, either as a supplement or as an independent award.

In tribute to Rob, the project to be recognised by the Award will have a focus on:

  • Geographies of development (especially urbanisation, housing and participatory planning, and socio-economic development)

  • Transnational migration and identities

The Society particularly welcomes proposals involving research on the contemporary Caribbean.


For further details please see the RGS guide for applicants.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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