AAG GIS Specialty Group 2009 Student Travel Awards


If you’re a graduate student interested in attending a GIS related conference then consider applying for one of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) travel awards:

The AAG Geographic Information Systems and Science Specialty Group (GISS-SG) is pleased to announce a competition for student travel awards to be used for a 2009 GIS-related conference held outside the applicant’s country of residence. We anticipate 3 awards of $500 (USD) each to attend a peer-reviewed, academic GIS-related conference (e.g.COSIT, Geocomputation, ICA, or other conference).

In order to be eligible, the student must be a current member of GISS-SG and a currently enrolled graduate student.
To apply, please send an email with:

  1. the abstract you have already submitted and the name of the conference to which it was submitted;
  2. a short statement (500 words) addressing the importance of attending this conference and your financial needs; and
  3. a short (2 pg) CV

to Jennifer A. Miller (Jennifer.miller@austin.utexas.edu) by September 1, 2009.
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges based on the overall quality of the abstract submission as well as the needs of the applicant as detailed in the statement. Awards will be conditional upon acceptance of abstract to the conference. GISS-SG reserves the right to make fewer than three awards.


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