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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.

Paper competitions will close on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST and research competitions will close Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST. The winners of the competition will be contacted on or about March 15, 2017 and the competition results will be announced at the 2018 AAG Annual Meeting in New Orleans (April 10-14) during the CGSG Marquee Address and the Business Meeting.

Contact:
Timur Hammond
Awards Director, CGSG
Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
twhammon@maxwell.syr.edu


Research Grant

The Cultural Geography Specialty Group (CGSG) invites proposals for the 2018 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 Thursday, March 1, 2018 (no late submittals will be accepted).

APPLY HERE

PhD PAPER

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 10, 2017 and April 14, 2018 (in the time since the previous AAG meeting). Although this paper need not be presented at the 2018 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 9 pm EST on Wednesday, February 7th (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.

APPLY HERE
 

Adjunct Paper

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, February 7, 2018 (no late submittals will be accepted).

APPLY HERE

 


Past Recipients

YEAR RECIPIENT INSTITUTION AWARD/GRANT
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