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The John and Bev Passerello Indigenous Peoples Travel Scholarship 2015

$300 Travel Grants to Attend the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL Application
Deadline: March 1, 2015

The objective of the Indigenous Peoples Travel Scholarship is to create opportunities for Native graduate and undergraduate students and community members to attend the AAG, to increase diversity in our discipline, and to bring Indigenous voices forward. The unique geographical knowledges, perspectives and contributions of Native students and community members enriches the AAG and the IPSG as it enhances the conversations and debates held by geographers.

Native American, American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Native Alaskan graduate or undergraduate students or community members within the Western Hemisphere are eligible to apply for the Indigenous Peoples Travel Scholarship. Separate awards are available for undergraduates, graduate students, and community members.

Applicants must submit two documents:

  1. A one page (250 word) statement describing the applicant’s Indigenous/Native background, including their interests in geographically-oriented Indigenous issues. Students must indicate whether they are undergraduate or graduate students. Note that graduate students must indicate the title of the paper they will present at the 2015 AAG
  2. A letter of support from a tribal leader, OR a faculty member, OR IPSG member.

The award must be used towards travel, accommodation, and/or registration expenses associated with attending the AAG meeting. In addition to the cash grant, the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group will pay for a one-year AAG student membership for student recipients.

Applicants must attend both the Chicago AAG meeting and the IPSG business meeting to receive their award. Undergraduates and community members are encouraged to present or co-present, but it is not required. Graduate students must register and present a paper or poster to the conference to receive their award.

A committee of the IPSG Board will evaluate applications. Please send electronic applications (preferably as a Word or pdf file) to:

Dr. Sarah Hunt
Secretary, Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, AAG
e-mail: sarah [dot] e [dot] hunt [at] gmail [dot] com