AGS Council Fellowship

American Geographical Society 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 $1,500 and four will be awarded in 2017.

The 2017 AGS Council Fellowship is no longer  accepting applications for the 2017 Council Fellowship

To download PDF of 2017 Council Fellowship click here!

Applications for the award must be received in the AGS office by November 1st, 2016.  Digital submissions are preferred. To be considered an applicant, one must be a current member of the American Geographical Society and a graduate or doctorate student.

The AGS Council Fellowships Program will consider proposals concerned with any sub-field of geography. The program encourages, but does not require, a fieldwork component.

Proposals should contain the following components:

  1. A cover page containing the project name , applicant’s name, position, affiliation, telephone number, postal address, and e-mail address (1 page maximum);
  2. A narrative that outlines the proposed research, specifies the reason for doing the research by placing it in the context of published work, and describes how results will be disseminated (3 page maximum);
  3. A bibliography, containing only those items listed in the narrative (1 page maximum);
  4. An abbreviated curriculum vitae emphasizing factors that illustrate the applicant’s competence/experience in the proposed area of research (2 page maximum);
  5. A budget (maximum $1,500) itemizing expenses, with brief justification for each expense category (1 page maximum);

Technical specifications:

  • One inch margins
  • 12 point type (Calibri, Courier, or Times New Roman preferred)
  • Single or 1.5 line spacing with indented paragraphs
  • Pages numbered consecutively beginning with title page
  • Final copy submitted electronically in MS Word or PDF format

(Page limits and technical specification should be adhered to closely)

Upon completion of the research, fellowship recipients are strongly encouraged to submit an article based upon their research to one of the AGS publications, such as the Geographical Review or FOCUS on Geography. The AGS Council Fellowship recipients will be announced in March 2017.

Applicants should be sent to ags@americangeo.org with the subject “AGS Council Fellowship Committee”

For further information contact:

Dr. Marie Price at mprice@americangeo.org or (202) 994-6187

 

2016 Winners

The American Geographical Society (AGS) announced today the recipients of the AGS Council Fellowships to support student research. Debangana Bose, who is a Ph.D. scholar at the Department of Geography at The Ohio State University, Columbus and Rakhee Kewada, who is a Ph.D. student at City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, 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 17th and 18th of 2016.

View the full Press Release here!

 

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.

View the full Press Release here!

 

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.

View the full Press Release here!