Application Deadline: 15th February 2019
The FIG Foundation will be providing scholarships of up to 4,000 euros to PhD students.
- be studying for a PhD degree and registered solely in a surveying/geomatics academic programme that teaches surveying in a country listed by the World Bank as a low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy,
- must have had a paper accepted by a peer reviewed international journal based on their doctoral research project; applicants should be the lead author, and the paper should be co-authored with their supervisor,
- should not have submitted their final thesis at the application deadline.
Successful applicants will qualify for a further grant of up to 3,000 euros to attend and present a peer reviewed paper at a FIG conference.
Applicants should submit the following set of documents in English in the
order set out below as a single file in PDF format on A4 size paper:
- A cover sheet showing the candidate’s personal details and those of
- A 200 word abstract. This should be written in terms understandable
to the lay person; similar to a press release and which the FIG
Foundation could actually use as a press release in the event of a
- A one page research proposal as per the template below on A4 size
paper. Note that the one page limit will be strictly enforced; material
that extends beyond one page will be deleted.
- A copy of the paper that has been re-submitted to the journal after
corrections have been completed.
- A letter from the editor of the journal indicating that the paper
has been accepted and that the necessary corrections have been completed
- The journal paper’s referees’ reports.
- A list of peer reviewed journal publications over the last 6 years
using the International Journal of Geographical Information Science
(IJGIS) reference list format. See Notes for Authors on the IJGIS
- A list of research funding obtained over the past 5 years,
indicating which grants are peer reviewed or not.
- A description of research compliance, the research account and
activity auditing structures and processes in their institution. For
example, if a scientist spends money inappropriately, are there
structures in place to refund the granting agency?
- A copy of the ethics approval notice for the research from the
institution if that is relevant to the grant application. If ethics
clearance is not required, then this should be stated in the
- A budget indicating how the funds will be spent and a one page
justification of the budget. Note that as a general rule, equipment will
not be funded. Travel to FIG Conferences to present results and tuition
fees may be included in the budget. Per diems for field work will not be
funded, but reasonable actual costs of field work are refundable.
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships 2019