AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 AAG Dissertation Research Grants

  Every year the AAG provides support for doctoral research in the form of small grants to PhD candidates of any geographic specialty. Three recipients were chosen this year from among 25 applicants and will each receive $1,000. Clifton Barrineau from the Department of Geography at Texas A&M University is a quaternary scientist studying a large…
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2016 Harm J. de Blij Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Geography Teaching

The 2016 Harm J. de Blij Award is presented to Donald J. Zeigler of Old Dominion University for his long and distinguished career as a teacher of geography to undergraduate students. The Harm J. de Blij Award recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching undergraduate geography including the use of innovative teaching methods. This award is generously…
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2016 Miller Award

The AAG is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s AAG E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award is Professor Mei-Po Kwan from the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This award recognizes members of the Association who have made truly outstanding contributions to the geographic field…
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2016 Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography

The AAG is pleased to announce that the Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography is awarded in 2016 to Hannah Cooper from the Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She receives a grant of $2,000 to support field research in Everglades National Park.  Hannah is currently a third-year PhD student developing innovative…
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2016 Anne U. White Fund

Every year the AAG provides funding to enable a member of the AAG to take their domestic partner on a research trip, regardless of them having any formal training in geography. One recipient was chosen this year from among eight applicants and receives $1,200. Shouraseni Roy, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies at…
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2016 AAG Research Grants

Every year the AAG provides small grants to support research and fieldwork that address questions of major importance to the discipline. Three recipients were chosen this year from among 15 applicants and will each receive $500. Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern is Assistant Professor of Food Studies in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition at Syracuse…
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2015 AAG Book Awards 

The AAG’s three annual book awards recognize outstanding works written by geographers and published by during the previous year.  The Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography goes to a volume that makes an unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography. This year’s winner is Concrete Revolution: Large Dams,…
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AAG Announces Inaugural Award for Program Excellence

The AAG is pleased to announce that the Department of Geography at DePaul University will receive the inaugural AAG Award for Program Excellence, which was established to recognize geography programs at colleges and universities. This award honors non-PhD granting geography programs that have significantly enhanced the prominence and reputation of geography as a discipline, and demonstrated the characteristics…
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Audrey Kobayashi Selected for AAG Presidential Achievement Award

The AAG Presidential Award is given with the purpose of recognizing individuals for their long-term, major contributions to geography. The Past President has the honor of bestowing this distinction on behalf of the discipline and the association. Kobayashi This year, Past President Mona Domosh will confer the 2016 award to Audrey Kobayashi during the AAG Past…
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2016 AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography: Michael Goodchild

The AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography is given annually to an individual geographer or team of geographers that has demonstrated originality, creativity and significant intellectual breakthroughs in geography. The award includes a prize of $1,000. Goodchild We are proud to award the 2016 AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography to…
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2016 AAG Susan Hardwick Excellence in Mentoring Award: Kenneth Foote

The AAG bestows an annual award recognizing an individual geographer, group, or department, who demonstrates extraordinary leadership in building supportive academic and professional environments and in guiding the academic or professional growth of their students and junior colleagues. The Award was launched last year, and its inaugural awardee was the late Susan Hardwick. It has…
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2016 AAG Enhancing Diversity Award: Lawrence Estaville

The AAG is pleased to bestow an annual award honoring geographers who have pioneered efforts toward, or actively participated in efforts toward, encouraging a more diverse discipline over the course of several years. Estaville Dr. Lawrence Estaville has been selected for this Award in recognition of his career-long dedication to championing greater inclusion of a…
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