The AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group makes three annual awards in economic geography, with the results announced each year at the AAG Annual Meeting (in New Orleans, April 10-14).

Graduate Student Research Award (deadline: 2 March 2018)

This competitive award ($750) is designed to support innovative and original graduate student research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the development of the field of economic geography. Proposals will be judged on the basis of the theoretical and substantive significance of the research, and the appropriateness of the methods employed. Funds can be used towards travel, subsistence, equipment and/or other normal research expenses. Applications should include (a) a one-page vita, with full contact details, (b) a two-page statement, detailing the nature of the proposed research and its expected contribution, and (c) a one page provisional budget, detailing the uses to which award funds would be put. Awardees must be registered graduate students throughout the duration of the award.

Two EGSG Board members will review the applications and make a recommendation to the EGSG Board. Please send your submission, in PDF format, to Abigail Cooke at amcooke@buffalo.edu.

Best Dissertation (deadline: 2 March 2018)
Students completing a PhD dissertation in the preceding calendar year (2017), are eligible for the best dissertation competition. An award of $500 is offered for the best dissertation. Please note that the dissertation must be dated 2017 to be eligible for this year’s award.

Two EGSG Board members will review the applications and make a recommendation to the EGSG Board. Please send your dissertation, in PDF format, to Peter Kedron at pkedron@okstate.edu.

Best Student Paper (deadline: 2 March 2018)

Students presenting a paper at the AAG annual conference (or who presented a paper any time in the 12 months preceding the 2018 conference) are eligible for the best student paper competition. An award of $200 is offered for the best student paper. Papers should be in English, and no longer than 15 pages double-spaced in 12-point font (including explanatory footnotes/endnotes, but excluding references, figures and tables) with an additional 100-200 word abstract. And yes, you can submit your planned paper for the 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, but it obviously has to be written ahead of time!

Two EGSG Board members will review the submitted papers and make a recommendation to the EGSG Board. Please send your submission, in PDF format, to Kean Fan Lim at keanfan.lim@nottingham.ac.uk.

Good luck everyone!

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