Upcoming AAG Grant and Award Deadlines
The AAG has a long history of supporting and recognizing geographers around the globe through its many prestigious grants and awards programs. Opportunities with approaching deadlines are listed below. Full descriptions with eligibility requirements are available on the AAG website at www.aag.org/grantsawards.
The James R. Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography is the highest honor bestowed by the AAG Applied Geography Specialty Group. It is awarded by the group’s board of directors in recognition of highly distinguished service to the profession of geography. It is awarded to individuals or groups who have contributed notably to the advancement of the profession in one or more areas of industry, government, literature, education, research, service to the profession, or public service. Due: December 1, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/anderson for details.
Meredith F. Burrill Award
The AAG Meredith F. Burrill Award stimulates and rewards talented individuals and groups who have completed work of exceptional merit and quality that lies at or near the intersection of basic research and practical applications or local, national, or international policy implications. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/burrill for details.
Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography
The objective of The Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography is to carry on the tradition of excellence and humanity in field work espoused by Dr. Melvin G. Marcus. Grants from the Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography will foster personally formative participation by students collaborating with faculty in field-based physical geography research in challenging outdoor environments. Due: December 31, 2013. See http://www.aag.org/awards/marcus for details.
Glenda Laws Award
The Glenda Laws Award is administered by the Association of American Geographers and endorsed by members of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, and the Institute of British Geographers. The annual award and honorarium recognize outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. Due: December 31, 2013. See http://www.aag.org/awards/laws for details.
AAG E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award in Geography
This annual award recognizes members of the Association who have made truly outstanding contributions to the geographic field due to their special competence in teaching or research. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/miller for details.
George and Viola Hoffman Award
An award from the George and Viola Hoffman Fund may be made annually to support student research toward a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation on a geographical subject in Eastern Europe. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/hoffman for details.
AAG International Geographic Information Fund Student Travel Grants
The AAG International Geographic Information Fund (IGIF) offers support for full-time students who are currently registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program within the United States, and who are working in any area of spatial analysis or geographic information science or systems, to travel to national or international symposia or specialized conferences. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/igif for details.
AAG Research Grants
The AAG provides support for direct expenses of research or fieldwork that addresses questions of major import to the discipline (excluding master’s or doctoral dissertation research). Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/research for details.
Anne U. White Fund
This fund supports field research conducted by a member of the AAG jointly with her or his spouse, regardless of any formal training in geography. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/about_aag/grants_and_awards/aag_research_grants/ anne_white_fund for details.
Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarships
The AAG offers a national scholarship program to support students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions who will be transferring as geography majors to four-year colleges and universities. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/hess for details.
AAG Dissertation Research Grants
The AAG provides support for direct expenses of master’s or doctoral dissertation research to eligible individuals. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/dissertation for details.
AAG Meridian Book Award for the Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography
A committee awards the annual prize for a book that makes an unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/meridian_book for details.
AAG Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography
A committee awards the annual prize for a book that conveys most powerfully the nature and importance of geography to the non-academic world. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/globe_book for details.
John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize
The Jackson Prize was established to encourage and reward American geographers who write books about the United States, which convey the insights of professional geography in language that is interesting and attractive to a lay audience. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/jackson_prize for details.