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Annual Glossop Award

The Engineering Group would like to invite all the group's young ground engineers to enter the 27th Annual Glossop Award.

This prestigious award is made annually to an outstanding young person working in engineering geology or a related discipline. The winner will receive up to £500 for a Geological Society Special Publication of their choice, or attendance at a training course or field meeting supported or run by the Engineering Group. They will also be offered the option of joining the Engineering Group's committee for one year.

The successful candidate will present their work at the 2024 Glossop Meeting, which will be held at the Royal Institution, London on 21 November 2024, before the Glossop Medal Lecture by by Mark Lee, Engineering Geomorphologist at Ebor Geoscience.


To apply, please submit an application form by 5pm on 2nd August 2024.

The form requests a two-page abstract (can include text and figures) based on one of the following topics: 

  1. Give a research or project example that shows advancement in sustainability and a strive towards net zero. Explain your ground engineering contribution
  2. Give a research or project example that demonstrates improved efficiency in ground engineering, through digital development or similar. 
  3. Give an interesting ground engineering research or project example case study. Explain your personal contribution

You should also include:

  • A 250-word review on what you have achieved to date in your career
  • A 250-word summary on what you would like to achieve on behalf of the industry through having a role on the Engineering Group's committee
  • An up-to-date CV

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 30th August 2024 and must be available in September 2024 to attend an interview either at Burlington House or via Microsoft Teams. Candidates should prepare a presentation (including visual aids) to present to the selection panel.

Rules and eligibility

  • Candidates must have no more than eight years of post-graduate experience on the date of the presentation of the award
  • Candidates must be a Fellow of the Geological Society and under training to become, or already be, a Chartered Geologist or Scientist
  • The candidate must obtain the nomination of his/her employer and must be available to give the presentation on the designated evening

Past Glossop Meetings

Presentations of last year's Glossop Award and Medal Lecture are now available to watch on the Engineering Group's YouTube channel.

Key dates

Deadline for applications

28 June EXTENDED 02 August 2024

Notification of shortlisted candidates

26 July  EXTENDED 30 August 2024

Presentations by shortlisted finalists

September 2024

Presentation of the Award at the 2024 Glossop Meeting

21 November 2024

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