CGSG Awards & Grants
The CGSG Awards & Grants Program is one of the group's most important functions. Each year, dues from CGSG members support paper awards and research grants for students enrolled in accredited geography programs and closely related graduate fields. Applicants must be members of the AAG and the CGSG by the time an award is made.
Competitions will close on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST. The winners of the competition will be contacted on or about March 20, 2019 and the competition results will be announced at the 2019 AAG Annual Meeting in Washington DC during the CGSG Marquee Address and the Business Meeting.
Awards Director, CGSG
Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
The Cultural Geography Specialty Group (CGSG) invites proposals for the 2019 Master’s level and Denis E. Cosgrove (PhD) Research Grant Competitions. The competition aims to provide a measure of support for graduate students to conduct high-quality research projects for their master's thesis or doctoral dissertation. The grant awards are competitive; applications are judged on the basis of scholarly merit of the project (including the cultural geographic significance of the research question and quality of the methodology), organization and clarity of the proposal, and qualifications of the student to conduct the proposed work.
The applicant must be a student member of the CGSG at the time of application (student dues are $2), and the proposed project should be part of her/his thesis or dissertation research. Applicants for the CGSG Research Grant competition cannot simultaneously apply for the CGSG Paper Competition.
This year’s Research Grants will be made at $250 for the MA level and $1000 for the PhD level; they may not be made if no proposals are deemed suitable.
Entries undergo review by the Cultural Geography Specialty Group’s Executive Committee. A complete application must be submitted online no later than 5 pm EST on Friday, February 15, 2019 (no late submittals will be accepted).
The Cultural Geography Specialty Group (CGSG) invites students to apply for the 2018 Terry G. Jordan- Bychkov (PhD) Paper Award. The competition recognizes outstanding work by graduate students pursuing research in cultural geography. The papers are judged on the basis of scholarly merit (quality, rigor, and significance of the argument, findings, and methodical approach), organization, and clarity. Although the expectation is that PhD students will be the primary applicants, exceptional MA-level students may also apply.
The paper must be given at a professional meeting between April 15, 2018 and April 7, 2019 (in the time since the previous AAG meeting). Although this paper need not be presented at the 2019 AAG Meeting, students are encouraged to submit papers presented at the national or regional AAG meetings. The competition is open to any graduate student or recent graduate (since the previous AAG annual meeting) who presents a cultural geography paper from dissertation and/or thesis work and who is a member of the CGSG. Student membership in the CGSG costs $2 per year. Applicants for the paper competition cannot simultaneously apply for the CGSG Research Grants.
The award amount is $250. Awards may not be made if no papers are deemed suitable. Entries undergo blind review by a committee of geography faculty members. A complete application must be submitted online no later than 5 pm EST on Friday, February 15, 2019 (no late submittals will be accepted). A complete application consists of: 1) the online application, 2) a two-page curriculum vitae, and 3) a paper. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Please be sure to upload as a pdf files per instructions below.
The Cultural Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers welcomes applications for its inaugural Best Paper written by an Adjunct or Underemployed Faculty Member. Recognizing that many precariously employed faculty members continue to participate in the AAG’s annual meeting even though their full participation is rendered difficult for a variety of financial and institutional reasons, the CGSG seeks to provide a measure of support, solidarity, and visibility to these scholars. As with paper awards issued at the PhD level, the award will be presented to the best paper as determined by a 3-person blind review committee.
The paper must be given at a professional meeting between April 10, 2017 and April 14, 2018 (in the time since the previous AAG meeting). The competition is open to any faculty member who is employed either as adjunct, part-time, or non-tenure track faculty who presents a paper connected to the themes of cultural geography. Academics who have access to institutional funding for conference participation are not eligible for this award.
The award amount is $215 (equal to the cost of registering as underemployed faculty). Awards may not be made if no papers are deemed suitable. Entries undergo blind review by a committee of geography faculty members. A complete application must be submitted online no later than 5 pm EST on Wednesday, October 12, 2018 (no late submittals will be accepted).
|2017||Son Ca Lam||Clark University||Cosgrove Research|
|2017||Michelle Padley||UNC at Chapel Hill||Master's Research|
|2017||Alexandria Giancarlo||Queen's University||Jordan-Bychkov Paper|
|2016||Dylan Harris||Clark University||Cosgrove Research|
|2016||Michael Hawkins||UNC at Chapel Hill||Master's Research|
|2016||Sara Hughes||UCLA||Jordan-Bychkov Paper|
|2015||Willie Wright||UNC at Chapel Hill||Cosgrove Research|
|2015||Sara Hughes||UCLA||Cosgrove Research|
|2015||Grant Madeleine Hamlin||Syracuse University||Master's Research|
|2015||Billy Hall||Florida International University||Jordan-Bychkov Paper|
|2014||Linnea Sando||Montana State University||Cosgrove Research|
|2014||Annmarie Galeucia||Louisiana State University||Cosgrove Research|
|2013||Jennifer Titanski-Hooper||Penn State University||Cosgrove Research|
|2013||Margaret Holleman||University of Oklahoma||Master's Research|
|2013||Timur Hammond||UCLA||Cosgrove Research|
|2013||Duncan Ranslem||University of British Columbia||Master's Paper|
|2012||J.J. Zhang||Durham University||Jordan-Bychkov Paper|
|2012||Matthew Cook||University of Tennessee-Knoxville||Master's Paper|
|2012||Scott Warren||Arizona State University||Cosgrove Research|
|2012||Lang Yang||London School of Economics||Master's Research|
|2011||Ann Epperson||Western Kentucky University||Master's Paper|
|2011||Timur Hammond||UCLA||Cosgrove Research|
|2011||Amy Miller-Gray||Indiana University||Cosgrove Research|
|2010||Sharon Wilcox Adams||University of Texas||Jordan-Bychkov Paper|
|2010||Lachlan Barber||University of British Columbia||Ph.D. Research|
|2010||Margaret Pettygrove||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Master's Research|
|2009||Joomi Lee||University of Texas||Ph.D. Research|
|2009||James Looney||University of Kentucky||Ph.D. Research|
|2009||Sharon Wilcox||University of Texas||Ph.D. Research|
|2009||Nick Bausch||UCLA||Ph.D. Research|
|2008||Ann Bartos||University of Washington||Ph.D. Research|
|2008||Grant Wilson||University of Toledo||Master's Research|
|2008||Alan Marcus||University of Massachusetts||Jordan-Bychkov Paper|
|2008||Katherine Williams||University of Texas||Master's Paper|
|2007||Michelle Brym||University of Tennessee||Ph.D. Research|
|2007||Emily Murai||University of Minnesota||Ph.D. Research|
|2007||Caroline Faria||University of Washington||Ph.D. Research|
|2007||Ramin Zamanian||Louisiana State University||Master's Paper|
|2007||Soyini Ashby||University of West Indies||Master's Research|
|2007||Erin Gorman||Wittenberg University||Undergrad Paper|
|2006||John Davenport||University of Kentucky||Jordan-Bychkov Paper|
|2006||Sarah Ives||University of Washington||Master's Paper|
|2006||Constance Buckner||Oklahoma State University||Undergrad Paper|
|2006||Nicholas Howe||UCLA||Ph.D. Research|
|2006||Sara Beth Keough||University of Tennessee||Ph.D. Research|
|2006||Sharon Wilcox||University of Texas||Master's Research|
|2005||Joshua F.J. Inwood||University of Georgia||Jordan-Bychkov Paper|
|2005||Pablo Mendez||University of British Columbia||Master's Paper|
|2005||Trushna Parek||University of Texas-Austin||Ph.D. Research|
|2005||Rashi Sharma||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Master's Research|
|2004||Brian King||University of Colorado-Boulder||Jordan-Bychkov Paper|
|2004||Seonhee Jeong||University of Illinois-Champaign||Master's Paper|
|2004||Rebecca Sheehan||Louisiana State University||Ph.D. Research|
|2004||Stephanie McGinn||University of South Carolina||Master's Research|