The Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group (GFASG) invites proposals for the 2015 Graduate Research Grant Competition. The competitions are designed to support graduate students’ ability to conduct preliminary research for their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. The awards are competitive; applications are judged on the basis of scholarly merit of the project, organization and clarity of the proposal, and qualifications of the student to conduct the proposed work.
Each applicant must be a student member of the GFASG at the time of application (student dues are $2). This means that applicant’s AAG membership must also be current. The proposed project should be part of her/his thesis or dissertation research. This year’s grants will be made at $500. They may not be made if no proposals are deemed suitable.
Entries undergo review by the GFASG’s Executive Committee. A complete application must be sent electronically (as a single .docx or .pdf file) to Dr. Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern (email@example.com) no later than December 10, 2014.
Please find the application form attached. It is also available for download at the GFASG website: http://www.geofoodag.org.
The application consists of a proposal, an itemized budget, and a one-page synopsis of the curriculum vitae. The proposal should present the research question, outline the methods and data employed, and summarize the expected results and significance of the project.
The winners of the competition will be contacted on or around March 1, 2015, and the competition results will be announced at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Chicago, during the GFASG Business Meeting. Please address questions or requests for clarification to Dr. Minkoff-Zern (firstname.lastname@example.org).