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3rd Annual Pennsylvania Geographical Society

-- Student Research Grants --

The Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS) seeks to support undergraduate and graduate student

scholarly activities related to any field of research in Geography, at higher-education institutions across

Pennsylvania and adjoining states. The goals of this grant program are:

To promote student-led research and creative activities related to Geography

at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and adjoining states.

To promote student presentations of scholarly work at the PGS Annual Conference.

To encourage faculty-student research collaborations that lead to the

advancement of geographic knowledge and practice.

A maximum of three awards will be given in 2024. Each award will consist of:

1. A fund of up to US $500 to conduct research. Students must present the results of their work at the following PGS Annual Meeting (details below). Students will receive half of the grant money on June 1st and the other half following the successful presentation of their work at the PGS meeting in November.

2. All meeting registration fees will be waived for the student awardee and their supervising faculty mentor.

3. A travel stipend of US $150 for the student’s participation at the PGS Annual Meeting. This stipend is intended to help support the student’s travel to the meeting. Students will receive the travel stipend following the successful presentation of their work at the PGS meeting in November.

4. Multiple students may be listed on a grant proposal, but the amount of money awarded will be the same. One student needs to be designated as the project's coordinator, and all money will be paid to that person.

Click here to see last year's winners


  • Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students at a school in Pennsylvania or adjoining state.
  • Applicants must be majors in geography, geosciences, planning, or related fields.  Projects must involve spatial, geographic or environmental research.
  • The principal investigator  must be the student applying for the grant, not faculty. All projects must be supervised by faculty (of any status).
  • Applicants must present the results of their project (as a poster or paper) at the 2024 Annual PGS Meeting to be held in Villanova, PA, on November 15th, 2024.
  • This grant is open to any student meeting the above criteria. Membership to the PGS is not required at the time of application.

To download the complete guidelines for the research grant, click here

Deadline for Applications is May 1st, 2024 at 5 pm.

Applications can be emailed directly to Mario Cardozo

Any questions about the grant or the grant application process?

Contact Mario Cardozo - cardozo@kutztown.edu

The Pennsylvania Geographical Society exists to promote effective geographic teaching, research, and literacy.

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