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The AAG Excellence in Mentoring Award

Deadline: September 15

The AAG 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 individuals, groups, or departments 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.

Eligibility: Individual geographers, groups, or departments are eligible for nomination. 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.

Nominations: To make nominations for the AAG Excellence in Mentoring Award, 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. Send nominations to grantsawards [at] aag [dot] org with AAG Excellence in Mentoring Award as the subject line. Alternately, nominations can be sent to: Association of American Geographers, attn:  Excellence in Mentoring Award, 1710 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20009-3198.

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