Student Corner

Student Paper Award

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Chicago, IL   (April 2015)

The AAG-RTS encourages graduate students to participate in our sponsored sessions at the Annual Meeting. The AAG-RTS offers prizes to the best student paper presented at the conference in two categories: Master’s and PhD. The prize is a cash award of $200 and $500, respectively.

Eligibility Criteria & Deadlines
To be eligible for the competition, you must:

  • be enrolled as a graduate student by the submission date by November 5th
  • register to attend the AAG Annual Meeting by November 5th (for presenters)
  • present in an AAG-RTS sponsored session
  • submit your research paper before the conference, by April 1

Details on research paper submission will be sent to to all attending students in early November.

This list will continue to be updated even after the deadline, so if there is no session that suits you, you are welcome to submit an abstract anyway and contact us directly to be included in the competition. We will make sure that every student who wants to be included will have a place in a sponsored session.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AAG-RTS Chair, Patrick Brouder (