TGSG Student Paper Competition

The Transportation Geography Specialty Group is accepting applications for the TGSG Student Paper Competition, with separate awards at the Master’s and PhD levels. This award recognizes outstanding theses and dissertations in transportation geography. Each award has a $300 prize and the winner will receive a certificate at the 2012 AAG award luncheon. Geography theses and dissertations completed between December 15, 2010 and December 15, 2011 are eligible. We encourage submissions by students who do not necessarily consider themselves transportation geographers but are working on exciting and innovative transportation topics. Students should apply by emailing me (jcidell@illinois.edu) a copy of their thesis or dissertation along with a cover letter. Students *must* be members of the AAG to be eligible for either award, although they are not obligated to attend the meeting in New York.

We are also inviting nominations for recipients of the 2011 Edward L. Ullman Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Study of Transportation Geography. This is our most significant and prestigious award, and has been given to a distinguished group of transport geographers in prior years (see the TGSG website for a complete list: http://michaelminn.net/tgsg/index.html). The winner will receive a plaque at the 2012 AAG award luncheon. By custom, the winner of this award is invited to give the Fleming Lecture in Transportation Geography at the following year’s AAG meeting. Nominations for this award should include a letter of introduction and a complete CV.

The deadline for both is November 30.


Julie Cidell
Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Geography
University of Illinois
220 Davenport Hall
607 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

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