Each year many AAG Specialty and Affinity Groups confer travel grants, hold paper competitions, and bestow honors and awards to their faculty and student members at the AAG Annual Meeting.
Stimulates interest in geography, especially in small departments that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers.
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 contributions to the discipline by publishers.
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.
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 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.
Graduate or undergraduate students with disabilities will be given priority consideration for limited funds available to subsidize travel, accommodations, or registration, and requests may also be made for additional special services that enable or enhance involvement at the conference.
Annual prize for a paper based upon a recent dissertation in geography.
Provides funds for individuals who likely would not participate in an AAG meeting without the awards.
Honors work of exceptional merit and quality that lies at or near the intersection of basic research in geography on the one hand, and practical applications or policy implications on the other.
The AAG provides support for doctoral dissertation research in the form of small grants of up to $1000 to PhD candidates of any geographic specialty.
Recognizes outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues.
Annual prize for a book that conveys most powerfully the nature and importance of geography to the non-academic world.
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.
Awarded for student research toward a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation on a geographical subject in Eastern Europe.
Encourages and rewards 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.
Fosters personally formative participation by students collaborating with faculty in field-based physical geography research in challenging outdoor environments.
Annual prize for a book that makes an unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography.
Recognizes AAG members who have made truly outstanding contributions to the geographic field due to their special competence in teaching or research.
The AAG provides small grants to support members' research and fieldwork.
Enables people, regardless of any formal training in geography, to engage in useful field studies and to have the joy of working along side their partners.
Support full-time students who are currently registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a duly accredited and recognized college, university, or other educational institution located within the United States, and who are working in any area of spatial analysis or geographic information science or systems.