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Membership Benefits

Membership provides contact with a world-wide body of geomorphologists; discounted subscription and free online access (2010 onward) to Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, the Society’s journal; regular electronic newsletters from the BSG containing news, views, reports, grant calls and much more; access to research funding competitions totalling approximately £20000 per year (including research grants of up to £5000 and funds targeted specifically at postgraduates for fieldwork and conference attendance); participation in working groups on hot topics and emergent fields; training workshops, conferences & field trips designed specifically for postgraduates; from 2011, online access to “Geomorphological techniques” web-based resource; discounted subscriptions to other Journals – e.g. Hydrological Processes, Journal of Quaternary Science & Geomorphology; and sponsorship for other conferences and workshops (e.g. EGU, AGU and IAG).

Membership Definitions

  Full member
Cost: £30
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Benefits: Full access to all online resources, ESPL and 35% discount on Wiley books.
  Discounted member rate for the BSG Annual Meeting.
  Apply for Full Member Grants, Working Group Grants, Research Network Grants and conference or session sponsorship.
  Full members can also apply for Early Career Research Grants (up to £5000) if they meet the criteria.
   
  Student Member
Cost: £12
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Any student enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate Masters course, whether taught or by research
Benefits: Full access to all online resources, ESPL and 35% discount on Wiley books.
  Discounted rate for the BSG Annual Meeting.
  Apply for postgraduate grants, including Postgraduate Conference Attendance Grants and Postgraduate Research Grants (up to £1000) if they meet the eligibility criteria. PhD Students must take out the full 4 year PhD membership rate to be eligible for grants.
   
  PhD Postgraduate Member
Cost: £45
Duration: 4 years
Elibility: Any student enrolled on a PhD course
Benefits: Full access to all online resources, ESPL and 35% discount on Wiley books.
  Discounted rate for the BSG Annual Meeting.
  Reduced rate for the Windsor Postgraduate Workshop.
  Apply for postgraduate grants, including Postgraduate Conference Attendance Grants and Postgraduate Research Grants (up to £1000).
   
  Springboard
Cost: £50
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A discounted rate for PhD Postgraduate Members who are eligible to transfer their membership type to Springboard when their PhD membership expires. Early Career Researchers (within four years of their PhD award date) may also be eligible for Springboard membership and should discuss their potential eligibility with the Membership Secretary before applying. Note: Springboard membership is not renewable.
Benefits: Full access to all online resources, ESPL and 35% discount on Wiley books.
  Discounted member rate for the BSG Annual Meeting.
  Apply for Full Member Grants, Working Group Grants, Research Network Grants and conference or session sponsorship if they meet the eligibility criteria.
   
  Unwaged or Retired
Cost: £12
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Any party interested in joining the BSG who, at the time of application, is not gainfully employed, or retired from employment. This includes Emeritus academic staff.
Benefits: Full access to all online resources, ESPL and 35% discount on Wiley books.
  Discounted member rate for the BSG Annual Meeting.
  Apply for Full Member Grants, Working Group Grants, Research Network Grants and conference or session sponsorship.
  Full members can also apply for Early Career Research Grants (up to £5000) if they meet the criteria.
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