Meridian Research & Consulting, Inc. Travel Award
The award, intended to be given annually, is a $100.00 grant to be used towards travel and/or related expenses incurred for attending the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). This award is made possible through the sponsorship and spirit of social responsibility of MERIDIAN RESEARCH & CONSULTING, Inc. and the Disability Specialty Group (DSG) of the AAG.
Persons eligible for the award (in order of preference) are:
-Undergraduate or graduate students, or under/unemployed scholars who are persons with disabilities (No proof of disability status is required; this award functions on an honor system—work of these students and scholars need not be in the field of disability geography).
-Undergraduate or graduate students, or under/unemployed scholars working on disability-related topics
-Students or scholars in need of financial support to attend the AAG conference if attending from overseas areas, particularly from developing regions, and
-Students and scholars in need of financial support to attend the AAG conference (from US and Canada)
-students/scholars who will be presenting a paper or poster, or serving as a panelist at the AAG Annual Conference.
-first-time attendees of the AAG conference.
Applications should be electronic, but sent with
1) Confirmation of registration for the AAG Annual Meeting
2) In case of a student, a note from the student’s department chair or advisor confirming their student status should accompany the request
3) If applicable, confirmation of paper or poster acceptance for presentation at the upcoming AAG Conference (a copy of registration receipt or email confirmation of abstract/poster/panel submission is sufficient), and
4) A simple budget outline showing any matching funds (personal/grants/departmental support).
5) Please indicate which category or categories from the ‘eligibility’ section are applicable to you.
Please ensure that ALL the above elements are addressed in your application.
Submissions should be made by February 15, 2016.
All applications should be sent to Dr. Vandana Wadhwa, President/CEO of MERIDIAN RESEARCH & CONSULTING, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Award winners will be announced via the GEOGABLE listserv, the DSG Knowledge Communities forum, and on the MERIDIAN RESEARCH & CONSULTING, Inc. website at www.meridianrandc.com
Note: Attendance of the Disability Specialty Group’s annual business meeting [ABM] is highly desirable since the check for the award will be presented there. If the awardee is unable to attend the business meeting, check will be mailed to the awardee after conference attendance. Also, please note that this award is not intended to replace or compete with the separately administered AAG Disability Travel Fund in Memory of Dr. T.J. Reynolds - students with disabilities are eligible to apply for both.
Vandana Wadhwa, Ph.D.
MERIDIAN Research & Consulting, Inc.
Ph: (781) 269-5685
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