AAG Annual Meeting Grants
The AAG offers a number of programs that support travel or related expenses for participation in AAG meetings. These include special funds to enrich the meetings through engagement of nongeographers and international geographers. The AAG also supports attendance by community college students, offers a child care subsidy program, and provides assistance for members with disabilities. Descriptions of these programs follow below.
Grants & Awards
Nystrom Award Papers
Guidelines for submitting papers for this award differ substantially from those for other papers. Applicants for Nystrom awards should review the full eligibility and application details online.
The Annual Meeting Program Committee will allocate a total of $30,000 to support participation of distinguished non-geographers in the AAG Annual Meeting.
Contact the AAG office or visit the Grants & Awards section for application guidelines and an application form. The priority deadline for applications is November 7. Any applications received after this time will be considered on a case by case basis, if there are remaining funds.
Specialty and Affinity Group Competitions
Each year many AAG Specialty and Affinity Groups confer travel grants, hold paper comeptitions, and bestow honors and awards to their faculty and student members at the AAG Annual Meeting. Notices for these competitions may appear on the relevant specialty group’s website or listserve, in the AAG Newsletter. For more information about a specific competition, please contact the chair of the relevant AAG Specialty or Affinity Group. Contact information for chairs and links to group webpages are available in the AAG Specialty and Affinity Group Directory.
Other AAG Sponsored Travel Grant Programs
Check descriptions for details and deadlines:
AAG-GTU Student Travel Awards Fund
offers graduate-student members of Gamma Theta Upsilon travel funds to attend the meeting
Community College Travel Grants
brings two-year students to AAG´s annual meeting
AAG International Geographic Information Fund
offers student travel funds to attend the meeting, as well as research, or paper awards in GIS / spatial analysis
AAG's Childcare Subsidy Program
helps defray the cost for families attending the annual meeting
Visit the main Grants and Awards Information page for more.
See also the AAG Conference Assistants Program.