EGSG Student Awards Competition 2014

Student Award Competitions

The AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group (EGSG) makes three annual awards in economic geography, with the results announced each year at the AAG Annual Meeting (which is in Tampa, Florida, 8-12 April 2014, this year).

Graduate Student Research Award (deadline: 15 March 2014)
These competitive awards ($750 each) are designed to support innovative and original graduate student research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the development of the field of economic geography. Proposals will be judged on the basis of the theoretical and substantive significance of the research, and the appropriateness of the methods employed. Funds can be used towards travel, subsistence, equipment and/or other normal research expenses. Applications should include (a) a one-page vita, with full contact details, (b) a two-page statement, detailing the nature of the proposed research and its expected contribution, and (c) a one page provisional budget, detailing the uses to which award funds would be put. Awardees must be registered graduate students throughout the duration of the award.

Please note that two EGSG Board members will review the applications and make a recommendation to the EGSG Board. Please send your submission, in PDF format, to Robin Leichenko at <robin.leichenko@rutgers.edu>. Robin is happy to answer any questions you might have about the process.

Best Dissertation (deadline: 15 March 2014)
Students completing a PhD dissertation in the preceding calendar year (i.e. 2013), are eligible for the best dissertation competition. An award of $500 is offered for the best dissertation.

Please note that two EGSG Board members will review the applications and make a recommendation to the EGSG Board. Please send your submission, in PDF format, to Kris Olds at <olds@geography.wisc.edu>. Kris is happy to answer any questions you might have about the process.

Best Student Paper (deadline: 29 March 2014)
Students presenting a paper at the AAG annual conference (or who presented a paper any time in the 12 months preceding the 2014 conference) are eligible for the best student paper competition. An award of $200 is offered for the best student paper. Papers should be in English, and no longer than 15 pages double-spaced in 12-point font (including explanatory footnotes/endnotes, but excluding references, figures and tables) with an additional 100-200 word abstract. And yes, you can submit your planned paper for the 2014 Annual Meeting in Tampa, but it obviously has to be written ahead of time!

Two EGSG Board members will review the submitted papers and make a recommendation to the EGSG Board. Please send your submission, in PDF format, to to Marion Werner at <wernerm@buffalo.edu>. Marion is happy to answer any questions you might have about the process.

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