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Funds Available for AAG Members with Disabilities to Attend AAG Annual Meeting

When: November 1, 2013

      

AAG Disability Fund in memory of Todd Reynolds

Deadline: November 1, yearly

The AAG is accepting requests from members with disabilities for travel support or other services related to enhancing their participation in the 2013 AAG Annual Meeting (Los Angeles, California). Limited funds are available to subsidize travel, accommodations, or registration, and requests may also be made for additional special services that enable or enhance involvement in the Annual Meeting. Graduate or undergraduate students with disabilities will be given priority consideration.

This expanded support is made possible by the AAG Disability Fund in memory of Todd Reynolds and by the AAG’s ALIGNED project to enhance diversity, funded by a grant from the U.S. National Science foundation (NSF).

Interested persons should send a letter of request describing how the funds will be used to support their participation in the meeting as well as the exact nature of their participation in the AAG Annual Meeting. A description of any paper or poster to be presented, session in which the person will serve as panelist, or other activity that enhances the meeting, should be included in the letter. Please also specify any matching funds that may be available. In the past, individual awards have averaged between $200 to $400.  Additional letters of support are welcomed, but not necessary.

Digital submissions are preferred and should be sent before November 1 to Patricia Solís (psolis@aag.org). Alternatively, letters will be accepted by fax at 202-234- 2744, or by surface mail at AAG Disability Fund Request, Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Please include the full contact information for the person intended to receive the support.


Donations to the AAG Disability Fund (in memory of Todd Reynolds) are encouraged in order to provide additional support for attendees with disabilities in future years. for more information on making a contribution, please contact Candida Mannozzi (cmannozzi@aag.org or 202-234-1450).


In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the AAG and its contracted facilities accommodates reasonable requests for accessibility to the extent possible. All individuals requiring special accommodations are asked to make their specific needs known to the AAG and its contracted facilities at least one month prior to the meeting. Please call 202-234-1450 or email meeting@aag.org.