CFS – LASG Field Study and Best Paper
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Latin America Specialty Group
Field Study and Best Paper Awards
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019
Field Study Award
The Latin America Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers invites applications for the 2019 LASG Student Field Study Awards. There are separate awards for students at the PhD level ($1,000) and at the MA/MS level ($600). These awards are intended to support fieldwork for thesis or dissertation research in Latin America. The award is not intended to cover all fieldwork costs, but rather to assist students working toward their Master’s degree to undertake a short period of field research, or to facilitate study site identification and preliminary research for doctoral students undertaking their dissertation research.
Field study award at the Ph.D. level: $1,000
Field study award at the Master’s level: $600
Best Paper Award
The Latin America Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers invites paper submissions for the 2019 LASG Best Paper award. This award is intended to recognize graduate students’ contributions to the field of Latin American geographywith a $300 cash award, and to encourage publication of excellent papers in the Journal of Latin American Geography. New in 2019, the LASG Best Paper award will be given in a single unified category that is open to sole-authored and co-authored papers provided that the lead (or sole) author is a graduate student (at any level). We welcome submissions on a wide range of issues relating to Latin American geography and from the diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields of our membership.
To be considered for either award, applicants must be registered graduate student in a geography department or related discipline for at least one semester during the 2018-2019 academic year; in special circumstances, highly qualified undergraduate students may be considered. Regional area of research in Latin America, including the Caribbean, is given priority. If the proposed area of research is outside of Latin America, a clear explanation/justification should be provided within the proposal’s narrative.Student must be a member of LASG in the year in which s/he applies for the award.
For more information and specific submission instructions, please go to http://community.aag.org/lasg/homeand click “Student Awards.”