Recognize outstanding accomplishments by members in research & scholarship, teaching, education, service to the discipline, public service outside academe and for lifetime achievement.
Recognizes exceptional and outstanding accomplishments in publicizing geographical insights in media of general or mass communication.
Recognizes exceptional and outstanding contributions to the discipline by publishers.
Honors geographers who have pioneered efforts toward or actively participated in efforts toward encouraging a more diverse discipline over the course of several years.
Recognizes 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.
Recognizes an individual for their excellence in research, teaching, or writing on geographic topics by non-geographers.
Given annually to an individual geographer or team that has demonstrated originality, creativity, and significant intellectual breakthroughs in geography.
Annual prize for a paper based upon a recent dissertation in geography.
Recognizes excellence in academic performance by undergraduate students from the United States and Canada who are putting forth a strong effort to bridge geographic science and computer science as well as to encourage other students to embark upon similar programs.
Honors geographers who have a demonstrated record of advancing the discipline through their research, and who have also had on impact on anti-racist practice.
Supports innovative research into the computational aspects of geographic science.
Awarded to outstanding students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions to attend the next AAG Annual Meeting.
Provides funds for individuals who likely would not participate in an AAG meeting without the awards.
The AAG provides support for doctoral dissertation research in the form of small grants of up to $500 to PhD candidates of any geographic specialty.
The annual award and honorarium recognize outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. T
A committee awards the annual prize for a book that conveys most powerfully the nature and importance of geography to the non-academic world. An award of $1,000 will be made to the author(s).
The Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce a national scholarship program for community college students. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions who will be transferring as geography majors to four year colleges and universities. These scholarships are funded by Darrel Hess, coauthor of the textbook Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation by McKnight and Hess, published by Prentice Hall.
The Jackson Prize was established to encourage and reward American geographers who write books about the United States which convey the insights of professional geography in language that is interesting and attractive to a lay audience. The prize, which carries an award of $1,000 to the author, is administered by the Association of American Geographers.
The objective of The Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography is to carry on the tradition of excellence and humanity in field work espoused by Dr. Melvin G. Marcus. Grants from the Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography will foster personally formative participation by students collaborating with faculty in field-based physical geography research in challenging outdoor environments.
A committee awards the annual prize for a book that makes an unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography. An award of $1,000 will be made to the author(s).
This annual award recognizes members of the Association who have made truly outstanding contributions to the geographic field due to their special competence in teaching or research. Funding for the award comes from the estate of Ruby S. Miller. More than one award may be awarded each year. Each award includes $1,000 and a commemorative plaque
The AAG provides small grants to support research and fieldwork. Grants can be used only for direct expenses of research; salary and overhead costs are not allowed. The selection committee will not approve an award larger than $1,000 for any single recipient. The committee will not approve awards for masters or doctoral dissertation research. No awards are made if funds are insufficient or if proposals are not suitable.