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The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The deadline for submitting an extended abstract is October 23, 2015. Single-authored and co-authored papers from any medical, health, disability and/or health systems related topic are encouraged. The competition is meant to promote scholarship by students across the field. Papers will be judged by the HMGSG Awards Committee on several criteria: originality, scholarship, organization, appropriate use of methodology, written composition, and oral presentation. Selected applicants are required to present at the 2016 AAG HMGSG sponsored sessions for competition finalists to be considered for the award. A $250 prize will be awarded in each of two categories: 1) undergraduate students, and 2) graduate students (Master’s and Doctoral welcome). Extended abstracts (500-word maximum) should clearly state the purpose, methodology, and findings of the research, and be emailed to Jessica Finlay (finla039 [at] umn [dot] edu). The HMGSG Awards committee will review all extended abstracts, and select up to 5 papers in each category for full review. Papers submitted for full review must be received by February 1, 2016. At this time, authors are asked to submit the names of at least 3 possible reviewers not affiliated with the research. Students should visit the HMGSG website to view the entire competition announcement and full eligibility requirements. Membership in the AAG and HMGSG is required to participate in this competition.