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Deadlines for nominations for three AAG awards are fast approaching this month. Don’t miss out on sending in a recommendation for a worthy colleague.

The AAG Enhancing Diversity Award honors those geographers who have pioneered efforts toward or actively participated in efforts toward encouraging a more diverse discipline over the course of several years. The award is presented at the Awards Luncheon during the AAG’s Annual Meeting. The deadline is September 15.

When submitting a nomination, include the complete name and address of the nominee and a concise (500 words maximum), yet specific description of the accomplishments that warrant the nominee’s selection. Digital submissions are encouraged and can be sent to grantsawards [at] aag [dot] org with AAG Enhancing Diversity Award as the subject line. Individuals are eligible, regardless of their status as AAG members.

For more information about AAG’s activities for enhancing diversity, please visit www.aag.org/diversity.

The AAG Susan Hardwick Excellence in Mentoring Award is given annually to an individual geographer, group, or department who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in building supportive academic and professional environments in their departments, associations, and institutions and guiding the academic and or professional growth of their students and junior colleagues. Nominations are sought to recognize those who have increased the number of students and faculty from underrepresented groups, improved the quality of their participation in geography or who have impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution toward greater inclusion. Self-nominations are also welcomed. The deadline is September 15.

Nominations from a wide spectrum of mentors in the geography community are encouraged, including from academic, public, private, and non-profit sectors. The relationship may be between mentor and students or mentor and junior faculty or employees. Posthumous nominations are generally not accepted.

When submitting a nomination, include the complete name and address of the nominee, curriculum vitae for the nominee (if the nominee is an individual geographer), and a concise (500 words maximum), yet specific description of the accomplishments that warrant selection according to the above criteria. Up to three supporting letters from other individuals (including mentees) may also be submitted. (Self-nominations are accepted with supporting letters from mentees). Digital submissions are encouraged and can be sent to grantsawards [at] aag [dot] org with AAG Susan Hardwick Excellence in Mentoring Award as the subject line.

The AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography is given annually to an individual geographer or team that has demonstrated originality, creativity, and significant intellectual breakthroughs in geography. The award includes a prize of $1,000. Awardees are chosen by the AAG Executive Committee and are presented at the Awards Luncheon during the AAG’s Annual Meeting. The deadline is September 20.

Individual geographers or teams of individuals that include geographer(s) are eligible. The geographer recipient(s) must be a living member of the AAG. Nominations from a wide spectrum of the junior and senior scholars in the geography community are encouraged.

When submitting a nomination, include the complete name and address of the nominee(s), a curriculum vitae or a record of the team’s work as a group, and a concise (500 words maximum), yet specific description of the accomplishments that warrant selection according to the above criteria. Up to three supporting letters from other individuals may also be submitted. Digital submissions are strongly preferred and nomination materials that are emailed as a single attachment in an Adobe Acrobat pdf file without password protection are greatly appreciated. Send nominations to grantsawards [at] aag [dot] org with AAG Creativity Award as the subject line. Receipt will be acknowledged within 2 business days or less.