1st 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 conferences.


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 2022. 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 2022

PGS Annual Meeting to be held at Johnstown, PA, on November 4th, 2022.

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 2022 meeting registration fees will be waived for the student awardee and their supervising faculty.


3. A travel stipend of US $150 for the student’s participation at the 2022 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.


Eligibility


• 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.

All projects must involve a geographic or environmental component.


• Applicants must be members of the PGS. Student annual memberships cost US $10 and include

deeply discounted registration rates for the Society’s Annual Meeting and

a one-year subscription to The Pennsylvania Geographer.


• The principal investigator of the project must be the student applying for the grant, not faculty.

All projects must be supervised by faculty (of any status) from a school in Pennsylvania or an adjoining state.


• Projects must be completed by October 2022. Applicants must present the results of their project (as a poster or paper)

at the 2022 Annual PGS Meeting to be held at Johnstown, PA, on November 4th, 2022.


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


Deadline for Applications is May 1st, 2022 at 5 pm.

Applications can be submitted by clicking here

Any questions about the grant or the grant application process?

Contact Mario Cardozo - cardozo@kutztown.edu



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