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Upcoming AAG Grant and Award Deadlines

October 30, 2013

The AAG has a long history of supporting and recognizing geographers around the globe through its many prestigious grants and awards programs. Opportunities with approaching deadlines are listed below. Full descriptions with eligibility requirements are available on the AAG website at www.aag.org/grantsawards.

Community College Travel Grants

The Community College Travel Grants program supports outstanding students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions to attend the next AAG Annual Meeting. Due: November 1, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/college_travel for details.

AAG Disability Fund in Memory of Todd Reynolds

The AAG is accepting requests from members with disabilities for travel support or other services related to enhancing their participation in the annual meeting. 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 at the conference. Due: November 1, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/disabilities for details.

J. Warren Nystrom Award

This fund, established by former AAG Executive Director J. Warren Nystrom, supports an annual prize for a paper based upon a recent dissertation in geography. Due: November 14, 2013. See www.aag.org/nystrom for details.

Anderson Medal

The James R. Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography is the highest honor bestowed by the AAG Applied Geography Specialty Group. It is awarded by the group's board of directors in recognition of highly distinguished service to the profession of geography. It is awarded to individuals or groups who have contributed notably to the advancement of the profession in one or more areas of industry, government, literature, education, research, service to the profession, or public service. Due: December 1, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/anderson for details.

Meredith F. Burrill Award

The AAG Meredith F. Burrill Award stimulates and rewards talented individuals and groups who have completed work of exceptional merit and quality that lies at or near the intersection of basic research and practical applications or local, national, or international policy implications. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/burrill for details.

Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography

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. Due: December 31, 2013. See http://www.aag.org/awards/marcus for details.

Glenda Laws Award

The Glenda Laws Award is administered by the Association of American Geographers and endorsed by members of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, and the Institute of British Geographers. The annual award and honorarium recognize outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. Due: December 31, 2013. See http://www.aag.org/awards/laws for details.

AAG E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award in Geography

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. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/miller for details.

George and Viola Hoffman Award

An award from the George and Viola Hoffman Fund may be made annually to support student research toward a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation on a geo­graphical subject in Eastern Europe. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/hoffman for details.

AAG International Geographic Information Fund Student Travel Grants

The AAG International Geographic Infor­mation Fund (IGIF) offers support for full-time students who are currently registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program within the United States, and who are working in any area of spatial analysis or geographic information science or systems, to travel to national or international symposia or special­ized conferences. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/igif for details.

AAG Research Grants

The AAG provides support for direct expenses of research or fieldwork that addresses questions of major import to the discipline (excluding master's or doctoral dissertation research). Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/research for details.

Anne U. White Fund

This fund supports field research con­ducted by a member of the AAG jointly with her or his spouse, regardless of any formal training in geography. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/about_aag/grants_and_awards/aag_research_grants/ anne_white_fund for details.

Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarships

The AAG offers a national scholarship program to support 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. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/hess for details.

AAG Dissertation Research Grants

The AAG provides support for direct expenses of master’s or doctoral disserta­tion research to eligible individuals. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/grants/dissertation for details.

AAG Meridian Book Award for the Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography

A committee awards the annual prize for a book that makes an unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/meridian_book for details.

AAG Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography

A committee awards the annual prize for a book that conveys most powerfully the nature and importance of geography to the non-academic world. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/globe_book for details.

John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize

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. Due: December 31, 2013. See www.aag.org/awards/jackson_prize for details.

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