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AAG Council Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Student Papers at a Regional Meeting

These awards are designed to encourage undergraduate and graduate student participation at AAG Regional Division meetings and support their attendance (in-person or virtual) at AAG Annual Meetings. Each awardee (one undergraduate and one graduate) will receive $1,000/each in funding for use towards the awardee's registration and travel costs to the AAG Annual Meeting.

For the fall 2020 cycle of these awards, the AAG has expanded the award to support in-person AND/OR virtual attendance of the 2021 or a future AAG Annual Meeting, in order to accommodate awardees as they make plans in these times of Covid-19. 
Awardees may therefore use the award funds to cover registratioin and travel to Seattle in 2021, or they can use the funds to register for the virtual Seattle meeting, and any remainder can be used towards attendance at later AAG meetings such as 2021 regional division meetings, or to attend the 2022 AAG Annual Meeting.

To be considered for an award, each student will need to register to attend their fall Regional Division meeting and submit their paper at that time. Awards will be presented at each Regional Division meeting.

To find out your Regional Division and who to contact, visit the AAG Regional Divisions page and select your state on the map. For questions about registering for the fall Regional Division meetings, please contact the meeting organizer listed at the bottom of each individual Regional Division page.

Find Your Regional Division

If you have additional questions about these awards, please contact Candida Mannozzi (



October 20-23, 2021 - Pacific Coast Regional Division Fall Meeting

Finalized dates TBD! The 2020 APCG Conference has been postponed to October 2021 due to COVID-19. Stay tuned to the APCG website for updates.

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October 29-30, 2021 - Middle States Regional Division Meeting

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