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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Policy Update

Federal Research Agencies Avoid Cuts in Congressional Budget Deal

Late last week, President Trump signed into law a budget deal that will fund the federal government through September 30. The bipartisan deal has generally been viewed favorably by science advocates, as it maintains or increases funding levels for most agencies that provide research support. Under the deal, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will remain…
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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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Annual Meeting

NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Outreach Sessions at the AAG Meeting in Boston, April 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:00-11:40 Interdisciplinary Opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF) This panel will provide an opportunity to learn about various interdisciplinary funding opportunities that exist for geographers at the National Science Foundation. The panel will begin with an overview of NSF’s Ten Big Ideas for Future Investments and will then be followed…
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Member News

William Easterling To Head Geosciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation

William E. Easterling (photo courtesy Penn State U.) The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected William E. Easterling to serve as Assistant Director for Geosciences and as head of the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). GEO supports fundamental research at academic institutions covering atmospheric, earth, ocean and polar sciences through federal funding. Learn more.
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NSF Advisory Committee on Environmental Research and Education Survey Notice

The National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE) is looking for your assistance. This committee is charged with providing guidance on future research directions across the Foundation in the over the coming decade. The Advisory Committee has recently published an outlook report, America’s Future: Environmental Research and Education for a Thriving Century,…
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NSF to Host Webinar on Smart & Connected Communities Solicitation

The National Science Foundation would like to make the geography and spatial science communities aware of the Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) solicitation (NSF 16-610).  The competition expects a significant social and behavioral component to be contained in the proposals and will likely be of interest to many geographers. There will be a webinar about this…
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Funding Available for Zika Virus Research

Contribute to Understanding a New Global Health Threat The NSF has posted a "Dear Colleague Letter" noting the interest of the Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program in proposals for research investigating the Zika virus.  Proposals addressing a wide range of aspects of this new global health threat are encouraged, including issues that geographers…
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You Can Still Apply for Travel Grants for the AAG IGU 2016 Beijing Conference

AAG is still accepting applications for 2016 AAG NSF International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference Travel Grants. The deadline for applications has been extended to January 25. The conference will take place August 21-25 in Beijing, China. Read more about the conference. The AAG receives funding from the National Science Foundation to defray the expenses of participation by scientists in the…
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Apply Now for Travel Grants for the AAG IGU 2016 Beijing Conference

AAG is now accepting applications for 2016 AAG NSF International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference Travel Grants. Applications must be received by January 15. The conference will take place August 21-25 in Beijing, China. Read more about the conference. The AAG receives funding from the National Science Foundation to defray the expenses of participation by scientists in the IGU Conferences. For…
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Grants & Awards Received

Stuart Hamilton and Research Team Receive $1.8-million NSF Award

AAG member and geographer Stuart Hamilton, assistant professor of geography at Salisbury University, is part of a research team that has been awarded $ by the NSF to research Aquaculture in Lake Victoria, Africa. This project investigates the dynamic links between the ecology of Lake Victoria (a natural system), the economy of its surrounding fisheries…
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