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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.


SAGES news updates to follow.

Funding opportunities NEW!

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 "Become a member" menu for membership criteria and application process.

Upcoming events

SAGES will meet with Professor Liu Congqiang and a delegation from the National Scientific Foundation of China as part of a 3 day event hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh at the University of Edinburgh on Friday 3 July 2015.

Graduate School news

The SAGES Annual Graduate School Retreat was held at The Burn, Edzell on 24-26 November 2014. This event was a great success and was well attended by existing SAGES PhD members and potential new members.

To read more information on this event and member feedback, please click on the Graduate School area of the website.



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


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