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Welcome to SAGES

SAGES pools world-leading expertise in geoscience and environmental science from across Scotland’s research base, creating an multi-disciplinary alliance at the forefront of earth and environmental research. We are a partnership between the Universities of Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling, SAMS UHI, SUERC, and the West of Scotland. To find out more about SAGES download our Executive summary.

News NEW!

SFC funding announcement for SAGES+

We are delighted to announce that SFC have approved funding for SAGES+, to run from now until July 2020.

Our partner universities have agreed to match the funds provided by SFC, which gives us a total budget of 1.5M over the five year period. SAGES+ will continue to support research initiatives, the graduate school and early-career staff development. We are committed to working more closely with Innovation Centres and business and industry to help meet Scottish Government aspirations for growing the economy.

For further details read our Directors announcement.

Over the next few months there will be some changes to SAGES and some new developments, check the website for further updates.

SAGES+ Twitter account

SAGES+ has joined TWITTER,

Funding opportunities

During 2013/14 the SFC awarded SAGES funds to participate in their Pools Engagement in European Research (PEER) and Postdoctoral & Early Career Researcher Exchanges (PECRE) schemes. SAGES members received awards totaling over 100k from these funding opportunities. To read our members reports on their research and how they benefited from SAGES support please visit the PEER & PECRE reports area of the website.

Membership of SAGES

Would you like to become a SAGES member? Click on the "Join SAGES" menu for membership criteria and application process.

Upcoming events NEW!

SAGES in partnership with Connected Scotland has funded a visit to Brazil for five SAGES members to attend environmental management workshops in Sao Paulo & Belo Horizonte. This is part of a joint delegation with MASTS with the aim of increasing research collaboration between Scotland & Brazil. The visit will take place in late September 2015, details will be shared with the SAGES community via the website.

The next SAGES Executive committee meeting will take place at the University of Glasgow on Friday 16 October 2015.

Graduate School news NEW!

The Graduate School Retreat will be held at The Burn on 23 & 24 November 2015. Further information and application process will be published soon.


Check the Opportunities section for new vacancies, latest post November 2014.