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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!

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.

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

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

SAGES in partnership with Connected Scotland is pleased to announce an opportunity to visit Brazil as part of a joint delegation to increase research collaboration. Funding will be provided for successful applicants. Please refer to the Expression of interest document for further details and application information.

Application deadline: 24 June 2015

Graduate School news NEW!

Information and application process for the SAGES Annual Graduate School Retreat 2015 will be published soon.


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