AGS Council Fellowship

In 2013, the councilors of the American Geographical Society created the AGS Council Fellowship to support graduate student scholarship in pursuit of geographical knowledge, and especially fieldwork.  The fellowship is open to all student members of the American Geographical Society, both Masters and Doctoral Students. Each fellowship is worth $1,000 and will be awarded in the spring.

2015 Winners

In 2015, The American Geographical Society (AGS) announced the recipients of the AGS Council Fellowships to support student research. Sophia Albov, who is a graduate student at the University of Montana studying  the “Socio-geographic Components of the Alternative Agricultural Sector in Finland” and Nora Sylvander, who is a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State University studying the “Socio-political Marginalization of Mestizos and Conservation Outcomes in Nicaragua”, were selected from a highly competitive field of applicants. The winners were named by Council Fellowship Selection Committee Chair, Dr. Marie Price, who is Chair of the Department of Geography at George Washington University. The fellowship recipients will be recognized at the American Geographical Society’s Fall Symposium held in New York City on November 19th and 20th of 2015.


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2014 Winners

In 2014, AGS announced the recipients of the first American Geographical Society Council Fellowship to support student research. Oliver H. Wigmore, a Ph.D student at the Ohio State University whose dissertation research combines field hydrology, satellite remote sensing and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) to identify drivers and quantify spatial and temporal variability in soil moisture storage in the pro-glacial valleys and wetlands of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru and Sara N. Hughes, a Ph.D student and political geographer at the University of California whose dissertation fieldwork this summer will be in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, were selected from a highly competitive field of applicants.


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