WRSG STUDENT AWARDS APPLICATION GUIDELINES

PAPER COMPETITION        RESEARCH PRESENTATION COMPETITION

RESEARCH PROPOSAL COMPETITION            STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT COMPETITON

 ALL DEADLINES: 1st of February 2013

 

2013 Competition Guidelines - PAPER

Listed below are the guidelines for 2013 and subsequent year awards.  Applicants must follow these submission guidelines:

  1. Papers from students must be submitted by the announced deadline (see #2 below).  Successful competitors will meet ALL criteria listed below.  The competition winners will be announced during the Business Meeting of the Water Resources Specialty Group (WRSG) at the Annual AAG Meeting. 
  2. DEADLINE.  The deadline for student paper submission is 1 February 2013.   Papers must be received by this date.
  3. LEVEL OF COMPETITION.  Awards will be given at three levels assuming that submissions are of acceptably high quality: Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D.  There will be a maximum of three awards of up to $500 each, one per category.
  4. PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS.  (a) Applicants for the Undergraduate or Masters level awards must present their papers at either an AAG Divisional Meeting or the Annual AAG Meeting.  If the applicant presents at an AAG Divisional Meeting, the paper must be presented BEFORE the date of the Annual AAG Meeting.  Ph.D. applicants must present their paper at the Annual AAG Meeting; (b) The presenter acknowledges that the paper CANNOT be submitted for any other awards from an AAG Specialty Group; (c) Students presenting their paper at the Annual AAG Meeting should notify Dr. Woonsup Choi (see#12 below) of their assigned session (day/time/number) by email at wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu.
  5. LEVEL AND TIMELINESS.  The level of competition, whether Undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. is determined by the student’s status at the time the paper was prepared.  However, any submitted paper must have been prepared and written within ONE YEAR immediately preceding the date of the Annual AAG Meeting.
  6. THEME.  The paper must focus on a water or water resources theme that is clearly related to the discipline of Geography.  The paper must describe work completed by the student (i.e. not a research proposal) for which the student is the sole or principal author.  In the case of multiple student authors, only the principal author is eligible for an award.
  7. FORMAT.  The paper, including illustrations and references, must NOT EXCEED 20 typed/printed pages, using double spacing on standard 8˝ by 11 inch paper.  A ‘standard’ script style (e.g., Times New Roman) must be used with a font size no smaller than 12 points.  All information must be properly referenced, with references listed alphabetically as “References Cited” at the end of the paper.  Full sources for figures and tables must also be provided.  An Abstract is required.  The abstract must not exceed 250 words and should be placed at the beginning of the paper, immediately following the title and author’s name and just before the main text.  The abstract may be single-spaced.
  8. COVER LETTER.   A cover letter from the student must accompany the submitted paper.  The letter must clearly state that the paper is being submitted for the Student Paper Competition of the Water Resources Specialty Group.  The cover letter must include the author’s full name, address, day and evening phone numbers, e-mail address, college or university where the student is enrolled, the department of the “major” and whether the paper is being submitted at the Undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. level.
  9. LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT.  A letter of endorsement must accompany the submitted paper and cover letter.  A faculty member who is a current, paid-up AAG member, who has read the paper and supports its submission for competition, must write this letter.  The endorsement letter must clearly state that the individual submitting the paper is indeed a student, must confirm the level of submission (Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D.) and must confirm that the paper was prepared and presented within one year preceding the AAG meeting.
  10. PUBLISHED PAPERS.  Papers submitted for this competition may have been previously submitted for publication in a professional level, peer reviewed journal.  HOWEVER, the paper must have been presented at either an Annual or Divisional AAG meeting within one year of the date of the Annual AAG meeting in Los Angeles.  Furthermore, the award applicant must be the first author of the paper and a student at the time of the paper presentation.  Professional level, peer reviewed articles may be submitted as clear photocopies or offprints and would necessarily be in the journal’s own format rather than in the format defined in these guidelines.  However, papers submitted following a journal format must still be no more than 15 pages long.
  11. SUBMISSION PROCESS.  Three (3) hard copies of the paper or one (1) complete electronic copy (PDF) of the paper must be submitted. Papers may be submitted on disc or via email, as long as the quality of the text and figures is maintained.  Clear black and white copies of any color figures are acceptable so long as at least one set of any full color figures is included.
  12. QUESTIONS.  For questions regarding the Student Paper Competition please contact Dr. Woonsup Choi, WRSG Awards Chair, via email at wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu.
  13. Submit all materials to

Dr. Woonsup Choi,
Chair of the WRSG Award Committee
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O.Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Office: (414) 229-2671

Email: wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu


REMEMBER:  PAPER, COVER LETTER, and LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT must be received by 1 February 2013!!!

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2013 Competition Guidelines – RESEARCH PRESENTATION

Listed below are the guidelines for 2013 and subsequent year awards.  Applicants must follow these submission guidelines.

  1. Presentation (any types allowed in the AAG annual meeting) abstracts from students must be submitted by the deadline (see #2 below).  Successful competitors will meet all criteria listed below.  The competition winners will be announced during the Business Meeting of the Water Resources Specialty Group (WRSG) at the Annual AAG Meeting.
  2. DEADLINE.  The deadline for submitting an abstract for this WRSG competition is 1 February 2013 (abstracts must be received by the WRSG by this date). [See #10 below for additional details regarding abstract submission to the WRSG.]
  3. LEVEL OF COMPETITION.  Awards will be given at two levels assuming that submissions are of acceptably high quality: Undergraduate and Graduate.  There will be a maximum of two awards of up to $500 each, one per category.
  4. PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS.  (a) Applicants for the Undergraduate or Graduate level awards must present their research at the Annual AAG Meeting; (b) The presenter acknowledges that the research CANNOT be submitted for any other awards from an AAG Specialty Group; (c) Applicants must present their research in a session organized by the Water Resources Specialty Group at the Annual Meeting (see #10 below for additional details).
  5. LEVEL AND TIMELINESS.  The level of competition, whether Undergraduate or Graduate, is determined by the student status at the time the abstract was submitted to the AAG.  However, any submitted research must have been prepared within ONE YEAR immediately preceding the date of the Annual AAG Meeting.
  6. THEME.  The research must focus on a water or water resources theme that is clearly related to the discipline of Geography.  The presentation should represent original research by the student and be completed at the time of presentation (i.e. proposed work is not appropriate for this competition). Research may have multiple student authors; the first author is responsible for meeting competition requirements. Only the first author is eligible for an award.  While the student must be the first author, faculty may be co-authors.
  7. FORMAT.  The material (PowerPoint slides, posters, etc.) that will be presented at the annual meeting must be submitted with an abstract. It may be preliminary. The abstract must not exceed 250 words and should be placed at the beginning of the presentation material, immediately following the title and author’s name. The abstract may be single-spaced.
  8. COVER LETTER.  A cover letter from the student must accompany the submitted material.  The letter must clearly state that the material is being submitted for the Student Poster Competition of the Water Resources Specialty Group.  The cover letter must include the author’s full name, address, day and evening phone numbers, e-mail address, college or university where the student is enrolled, the department of the “major,” and whether the material is being submitted at the Undergraduate or Graduate level.
  9. LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT.  A letter of endorsement must accompany the submitted material and cover letter.  A faculty member who is a current, paid-up AAG member, who has discussed the proposed contents of the material with the student (i.e., the research), and who supports the material as a submission for this competition, must write this letter. The endorsement letter must clearly state that the individual submitting the material is indeed a student, must confirm the level of submission (Undergraduate or Graduate) and must confirm that the research will be presented at the Annual AAG meeting.
  10. SUBMISSION PROCESS.  After the abstract has been submitted for the Annual AAG Meeting in the Individual Registration section of the AAG web site, the AAG-assigned PIN number (i.e. the abstract registration number), the session information where the presentation will be made, and the presentation material should be sent to Dr. Woonsup Choi (see #12 below).  Three (3) hard copies or one (1) complete electronic copy (PDF) of the material must be submitted. 
  11. QUESTIONS.  For questions regarding the Research Presentation Competition, please contact Dr. Woonsup Choi, WRSG Awards Chair, via E-mail at wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu.
  12. Submit all materials to

Dr. Woonsup Choi,
Chair of the WRSG Award Committee
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin_Milwaukee
P.O.Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Office: (414) 229-2671

Email: wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu

REMEMBER:  PRESENTATION MATERIAL, COVER LETTER, and LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT must be received by 1 February 2013!!!

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2013 Competition Guidelines - RESEARCH PROPOSAL

Listed below are the guidelines for 2013 and subsequent year awards.  Applicants must follow these submission guidelines.

  1. Research grant proposals from students must be submitted by the deadline (See #2 below).  Successful competitors will meet all criteria listed below. The competition winners and awards will be announced during the Business Meeting of the Water Resources Specialty Group (WRSG) at the Annual AAG Meeting.
  2. DEADLINE.  The deadline for proposal submission is 1 February, 2013.  Proposals must be received by this date.
  3. LEVEL OF COMPETITION.  One award will be given at each of two levels assuming that submissions are of acceptably high quality.  Competition will be at the Master level with awards of up to $300, and at Ph.D. level with awards of up to $500.
  4. COVERED EXPENSES.  Awards are intended to help cover the costs of data, fieldwork, lab supplies, postage, etc. needed to complete the proposed research.
  5. ELIGIBILITY.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a geography graduate degree program at the time of proposal submission and must be a current member of the WRSG. The proposal should represent original work by the student and cannot be submitted to another AAG Specialty Group competition.  Students need not be present at the Annual AAG Meeting to be eligible for this award.
  6. JUDGING CRITERIA. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of (a) relevance to water resources problems from any geographic perspective, (b) feasibility of the proposed research being accomplished in an appropriate period of time for the respective degree (Masters or Ph.D.), and (c) ability of the researcher to perform the proposed work. Ideally, the proposed research will be a component of the student’s thesis or dissertation work. Proposals should indicate how the work fits into their overall research program. Proposals will be judged by the WRSG awards committee consisting of three Water Resources Specialty Group members selected for this purpose.
  7. FORMAT.  The proposal, including illustrations and references, must NOT EXCEED 12 typed/printed pages, using double spacing on standard 8˝ by 11 inch paper.  A ‘standard’ script style must be used (e.g., Times New Roman) with a font size no smaller than 12 points.  All information must be properly referenced, with references listed alphabetically as “References Cited” at the end of the proposal.  Full sources for figures and tables must also be provided.  An Abstract is required. The abstract must not exceed 250 words and should be placed at the beginning of the proposal, immediately following the title and author’s name and just before the main text.  The abstract may be single-spaced.
  8. COVER LETTER.   A cover letter from the student must accompany the submitted proposal.  The letter must clearly state that the proposal is being submitted for the Student Research Grant Proposal Competition of the Water Resources Specialty Group.  The cover letter must include the author’s full name, address, day and evening phone numbers, e-mail address, college or university where the student is enrolled, the department of the “major” and whether the proposal is being submitted at the Masters or Ph.D. level.
  9. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.   Two letters of recommendation must accompany the submitted proposal.  These letters must clearly state that the individual submitting the proposal is indeed a student, must confirm the level of submission (Masters, Ph.D.) and must confirm that the proposal is for work to be initiated within one year of the Annual AAG meeting.
  10. SUBMISSION PROCESS.   Three (3) hard copies of the proposal or one (1) complete electronic copy of the proposal must be submitted. Proposals may be submitted on disc or via email, as long as the quality of the text and figures is maintained.  Clear black and white copies of any color figures are acceptable so long as at least one set of any full color figures is included.
  11. QUESTIONSFor questions regarding the Student Research Grant Competition please contact Dr. Woonsup Choi, WRSG Awards Chair, by E-mail: wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu.
  12. Submit all materials to:

Dr. Woonsup Choi,
Chair of the WRSG Award Committee
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin_Milwaukee
P.O.Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201
Office: (414) 229-2671

Email: wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu

REMEMBER: PROPOSAL, COVER LETTER, and LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION must be received by 1 February 2013!!!

 

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2013 Competition Guidelines – Student Travel Grant

 

Listed below are the guidelines for 2013.  Applicants must follow these submission guidelines.

  1. Application to travel grant from students must be submitted by the deadline (see #2 below).  Successful competitors will meet all criteria listed below. The competition winners and awards will be announced during the Business Meeting of the Water Resources Specialty Group (WRSG) at the Annual AAG Meeting, but the winners will be informed as soon as possible.
  2. DEADLINE.  The deadline for submitting application is February 1, 2013.  Application must be received by this date.
  3. LEVEL OF COMPETITION.  Up top five awards will be given at no more than $300 per student for their participation at the meeting.
  4. COVERED EXPENSES.  Awards are intended to help cover the student travel costs for attending AAG meeting.
  5. ELIGIBILITY.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a geography undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of application submission and must be a current member of the WRSG. The paper should represent original work by the student and cannot be submitted to another AAG Specialty Group competition.  Students must attend AAG meeting and present their papers (including illustrated papers) at the Annual AAG Meeting to be eligible for this award. The student who won other WRSG awards is also eligible for this grant.
  6. JUDGING CRITERIA. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of (a) relevance of presentation to water resources problems from any geographic perspective, (b) quality of the presentation; (c) to ensure balanced distribution of the WRSG travel fund, no more than one travel award will be made to a singe institution; (d) Students presenting their paper at the Annual AAG Meeting should notify Dr. Woonsup Choi of their assigned session (day/time/number) by email at wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu. Proposals will be judged by the WRSG awards committee consisting of three Water Resources Specialty Group members selected for this purpose.
  7. FORMAT.  A registered abstract is required. The abstract must not exceed 250 words and should be placed at the beginning of the application, immediately following the title and author’s name and just before the main text.  The abstract may be single-spaced.
  8. COVER LETTER.   A cover letter from the student must accompany the submitted application. The letter must clearly state that the application is being submitted for the Student Travel Grant Competition of the Water Resources Specialty Group.  The cover letter must include the author’s full name, address, day and evening phone numbers, e-mail address, college or university where the student is enrolled, the department of the “major”.
  9. LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT.   One endorsement letter must accompany the submitted application.  The letter must clearly state that the individual submitting the application is indeed a student, and must confirm that the applicant will attend the coming Annual AAG meeting.
  10. SUBMISSION PROCESS.   Three (3) hard copies of the application or one (1) complete electronic copy of the application must be submitted. Application may be submitted on disc or via email. 
  11. QUESTIONS.  For questions regarding the Student Travel Grant Competition please contact Dr. Woonsup Choi, WRSG Awards Chair, by E-mail: wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu.
  12. Submit all materials to:

Dr. Woonsup Choi,
Chair of the WRSG Award Committee
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin_Milwaukee
P.O.Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201
Office: (414) 229-2671

Email: wchoi@alumni.illinois.edu

REMEMBER: APPLICATION MATERIAL (COVER LETTER, REGISTERED ABSTRACT and ENDORSEMENT LETTER) must be received by 1 February 2013.

 

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