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The Gino Watkins Memorial Fund

based at the Scott Polar Research Institute

The Gino Watkins Memorial Fund, under the joint trusteeship of the University of Cambridge and the Royal Geographical Society, gives grants towards expeditions that meets its objectives of guiding and inspiring enterprising young people towards scientific research and exploration in the polar regions. The Fund is grateful to the Augustine Courtauld Trust for its continuing financial support.

The Fund was set up in 1933 in the memory of Henry George ("Gino") Watkins who had drowned, whilst kayaking, off the coast of East Greenland the previous summer.

Gino Watkins

The purpose of the Fund is to inspire and guide enterprising, particularly young, people towards exploration and research in the polar regions.

Expedition reports

Reports of many of the expeditions are held in the Institute's Library and on the grants pages.

Charitable status

The Gino Watkins Fund is a Registered Charity, number 274471.