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Student Paper Awards


Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
80th Annual Meeting in Chico, CA
Oct. 25 – 28, 2017

Here is an excellent opportunity for students who would like the experience of presenting their research at a professional, yet safe and friendly, meeting. Students benefit from the challenge of presenting to a diverse audience and receiving expert feedback. Papers by students are a significant portion of the presentations at our annual meeting. To encourage participation and to recognize and reward meritorious student scholarship, the APCG will offer 9 awards at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Chico, CA. The awards to the student presenters are as follows:

Doctoral Level
    President's Award for an Outstanding Paper, $200
    Tom McKnight & Joan Clemons Award for an Outstanding Paper, $200
   Geosystems Award for Best Applied Geography/Earth Systems Student Paper, $500
Master's Level
    President's Award for an Outstanding Paper, $200
    Tom McKnight & Joan Clemons Award for an Outstanding Paper, $200
    Harry & Shirley Bailey Award for an Oustanding Physical Geography Paper, $200
Baccalaureate Level
    President's Award for an Oustanding Paper, $200

    Geosystems Award for Best Applied Geography/Earth Systems Student Paper, $500
Open Level

    President’s Award for Outstanding Poster, $200

Notes:
    Judges will evaluate all papers within their degree level
    Judges may withold awards or transfer them between levels
    Faculty may co-author, but only students may present

The Awards are open to undergraduate and graduate students who are APCG members. The paper or poster must be presented at the annual meeting. Evaluation is made by the APCG Awards Committee based on the extended abstract and the presentation. Student presenters may also apply for a travel grant of $200.

To enter the student paper or poster competition, students must complete the following steps:

1) Submit the regular short abstract to the 2017 conference coordinator for Chico, CA, as outlined in the Call for Papers/Abstracts for the 2017 annual meeting. For details, check the Conferences page.

 2) Submit an extended abstract (1,200 words max) to Stephen Cunha, APCG Awards Committee Chair, by September 22, 2017. Send extended abstracts (attached as a Word file) to sc10@humboldt.edu. See the link at the bottom of this page for the extended abstract format.

3) Complete a Student Paper and Poster Competition Application Form and send it to Stephen Cunha along with the extended abstract.

4) Be a member of the APCG and register for the conference.

Deadline for submission of the extended abstracts and awards competition application forms
is September 22, 2017.

 

Travel Grants for Students

To encourage student participation, the APCG will commit $4,000 to travel grants of $200 each (except for students from the local area who will be eligible to reveive travel grants of $50).  If grant applications exceed the $4,000 total, recipients will be selected by a random lottery.  To be eligible for a travel grant, a student must be an APCG member and must present a paper or poster at the annual meeting.  However, you do not need to be entered into the paper/poster competition to be eligible for a travel grant.  Travel grant applications can be emailed to Stephen Cunha (see below) and must be received by September 22, 2017.  Recipients will be notified by September 8, 2017, and will be awarded grant checks at the banquet in Chico (or by mail afterward).

Deadline for submission of the travel grant applications is September 22, 2017.


Please address your awards or travel grants applications and/or inquiries to:
Stephen Cunha, APCG Awards Committee
Humboldt State University
Geography Department
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 826-4975
sc10@humboldt.edu


 

APPLICATION FORMS

2017 Flier Announcing Student Paper/Poster Competition PDF
Student Paper and Poster Competition Application DOC
Extended Abstract Format PDF
Travel Grant Application DOC

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