Funding Opportunities

Visiting Geographical Scientist Program Accepting Applications for 2017-18

The Visiting Geographical Scientist program (VGSP) is accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. VGSP sponsors visits by prominent geographers to small departments or institutions that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers. The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest in geography, targeted for students, faculty members, and administrative officers. Participating institutions…
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The Department of Education Call for Applications for New Awards

The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 2017 for the American History and Civics Education—National Activities Grants Program. The National Activities Grants Program promotes innovative instruction, learning strategies, and professional development in American history, civics and government, and geography, with an emphasis on activities and programs…
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Fellowships

NSF Is Recruiting Geographers for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program

In addition to opportunities via the DDRI program in GSS, grad students in geography and related spatial sciences also have an opportunity to compete in NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  This program is run separately from GSS, but will benefit from more geographers serving as panelists.  To participate, you will need to register as a…
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Resources & Opportunities

Job Announcement for a Geography and Spatial Sciences Program Director at NSF

The Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks applicants for a Program Director position that will become available in Summer 2017. The job description for this new GSS program director position has been posted at While applications may be submitted as late as May 11, 2017, applicants are encouraged…
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GTU Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society is accepting scholarship applications through June 1, 2017. Details about the 2017 GTU Scholarships are posted at  Five awards of $1,000 each are available to support the education of GTU members. Follow the links to access the criteria, instructions, a template for the cover page, and timeline. Applications should be e-mailed no…
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Award Deadlines

Call for Nominations: GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (GeoCUR) is now accepting nominations for its annual award that highlights the importance of mentoring undergraduate research activities. The award annually recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to…
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Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Transformative Research in Geography Education

The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) invites proposals to develop new collaborative and interdisciplinary  research networks addressing major questions and challenges in geography education. Through this program, NCRGE aspires to strengthen geography education research processes and promote the growth of sustainable, and potentially transformative, lines of research. Synopsis: This program will establish…
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Funding Opportunities

Visiting Geographical Scientist Program Accepting Applications for 2017-18

Apply for Geographical Scientists to Visit, Stimulate Your Department   The Visiting Geographical Scientist program (VGSP) is accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. VGSP sponsors visits by prominent geographers to small departments or institutions that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers. The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest…
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Award Deadlines

Glenda Laws Award Nomination Deadline Extended to Jan. 31

All early- to mid-career scholars involved in geographic research on one or more social issues are eligible to be nominated for the Glenda Laws Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. Named in memory of Glenda Laws, a geographer who brought energy and enthusiasm to her work on issues of social justice and…
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Resources & Opportunities

Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award Program

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award Program is now accepting applications through December 15, 2016. This opportunity is for tenure-track faculty who are committed not only to research and teaching but also to building a more inclusive scholarly community. Applicants may not be going up for tenure during the award year (2017–18). Supported by the…
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Award Deadlines

Nomination Deadline Extended for the Harold M. Rose Award for Anti-Racism in Research and Practice to Dec. 2

The Harold M. Rose Award for Anti-Racism in Research and Practice honors geographers who have a demonstrated record of the type of research and active contributions to society that have marked Harold Rose’s career. The award will recognize those who have served to advance the discipline through their research, and who have also had an…
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Applications for Pruitt Graduate Fellowships Are Open

The Society of Women Geographers is inviting applications from women doctoral students in the US and Canada for doctoral dissertation fellowship research awards of up to $12,000 and for fellowships for minority women in masters programs up to $4,000 each. Full details about this program and many other student opportunities are available on the AAG…
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