2020 FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships

Deadline: 1 February 2020
Open to: PhD students
Benefits: scholarships of up to EUR 4,000 plus possible funding for conference travel to  PhD students


The FIG Foundation raises funds to secure a sustainable future for surveyors. Donations finance educational and capacity building projects and scholarships, especially in developing countries and countries in transition, and encourage research into all disciplines of surveying and help disseminate the results of that research.

Together with FIG Foundation you can secure building a sustainable future:

  • With grants and scholarships for projects, for instance to develop curricula for surveying education, training and capacity building, especially in developing countries
  • By encouraging research in all disciplines of surveying and disseminating the results of that research
  • By promoting high standards of education and training for surveyors and facilitating continuing professional development
  • By educating people in the disciplines of surveying, particularly in developing countries and countries in transition
  • By promoting the use of distance learning, networking, eLearning and knowledge management of surveying education and continuing professional development
  • By promoting the exchange of surveying personnel for greater understanding of all facets of the surveying profession
  • By seed funding conferences, meetings of young surveyors and similar events in cooperation with international agencies such as the United Nations.


Applicants shall:

  1. be studying for a PhD degree and registered solely in a surveying/geomatics academic programme that teaches surveying[1] in a country listed by the World Bank as a low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy[2],
  2. 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,
  3. should not have submitted their final thesis at the application deadline.


The FIG Foundation will be providing scholarships of up to EUR 4,000  plus possible funding for conference travel to  PhD students.

Successful applicants will qualify for a further grant of up to EUR 3,000 to attend and present a peer-reviewed paper at a FIG conference.

How to Apply?

Applications are to be sent to fig.foundation@fig.net with “FIG Foundation PhD Scholarship Application” shown in Subject Line.

For more information please visit the official website.