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AAG Sponsored Grants Programs for Research

support study activities, fieldwork, theses, dissertations, and geographic inquiry  


AAG Dissertation Research Grants support direct expenses of doctoral dissertation research to eligible individuals.

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AAG Research Grants are competitively awarded to provide direct expenses of research or fieldwork that address questions of major importance to the discipline excluding master's or doctoral dissertation research.

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The Anne U. White Fund enables a member of the AAG jointly with her or his domestic partner, regardless of any formal training in geography, to conduct field research together.

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The Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography fosters personally formative participation by students in field-based physical geography research in challenging outdoor environments.

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The AAG International Geographic Information Fund offers small grants to support graduate research proposed by a student in any area of spatial analysis of geographic information science or systems.

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The Visiting Geographical Scientist Program welcomes applications for visits by prominent geographers to colleges and universities across the country. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in geography, especially in small departments that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers.

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