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Student Paper Awards and Travel Grants


Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
83rd Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA (Hybrid)
Oct. 14 – 16, 2021

Here is an excellent opportunity for students who would like to present their research at a professional meeting. Students benefit from the challenge of presenting to a diverse audience and receiving expert feedback. To encourage participation and to recognize and reward meritorious student scholarship, the APCG offers the following awards. Note that student presenters may also apply for a travel grant of $200. (Student Awards Flyer PDF)

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

    Geosystems Award for Best Applied Geography/Earth Systems Student Paper
    APCG Award for Best Poster


Notes:
    Judges will evaluate all papers within a single degree level.
    Paper and poster awards carry a $200 cash prize; the Geosystems Awards are $500.
    Faculty may not co-author or present in any student competition.
    Judges may withhold awards.

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.

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

1) Register and submit the regular short abstract to the 2021 conference coordinator for San Diego, CA, by Sept. 30, 2021 as outlined on the Registration & Abstract Submission tab on the Conference website. If you wish to be considered for the Student Paper and Poster Competition, please click the relevant checkbox as part of the registration process.

2) For doctoral students only, submit an extended abstract (1,200 words max) as part of your registration process.

Deadline for submission of the extended abstracts and awards competition application forms
is Thursday, September 30, 2021.

 

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 receive 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. If you wish to be considered for a Travel Grant for Students, please click the relevant checkbox as part of the registration process by September 30, 2021.  Recipients will be notified by October 8, 2021, and will be awarded grant checks at the banquet in San Diego (or by mail afterward).

Deadline for applying for a Travel Grant for Students is Thursday, September 30, 2021.


Please address your awards or travel grants inquiries to:
Kris Bezdecny, APCG Awards Committee
Cal State LA
Department of Geosciences & Environment
Los Angeles, CA 90032
kbezdec@calstatela.edu


 

 

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