Eligibility. Full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students may compete for this award if they are (1) the first or sole author of a paper concerning coastal or marine geography which they will be presenting at the annual AAG meeting, (2) a member of the AAG and of the Coastal and Marine Specialty Group (Need to join? Click here for information), and (3) have submitted the completed application form and required information to the award committee by the closing date for paper submissions to the AAG. Papers are judged both on content and on the quality of the presentation.
Awards. An individual award consists of an $250.00 grant to be used to defray AAG and Coastal and Marine Specialty Group membership dues and travel expenses to the annual meeting as well as recognition on the Special Interests Group's website. Note - based on the number and type of papers presented the judges have the option to select one or two papers to received awards (i.e., best paper on human interactions with the coastal or marine environment and best oral paper on physical processes in a coastal or marine environment OR best undergraduate and best graduate level paper).
Instructions. Follow the program participation guidelines outlined in the Newsletter of the AAG as an individual participating in a organized paper session. E-Mail a electronic copy of your abstract, your Participant Number (assigned by the AAG when you register on-line), and following information to the Coastal and Marine Specialty Groups Vice-Chair.
Mailing address ___________________________________________________
Email address ______________________________________________
Competing for the Illustrated Paper or Oral Paper Award? _________
Are you a Ph.D., M.A./M.S., or undergraduate student? ___________
Thesis/project advisor _____________________________________
Are you a member of the AAG? ______
Are you a member of the Coastal and Marine Specialty Group? ______
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Is your paper primarily focused on human/social or physical geography? ____________