Grants and Awards

These are links to Geography/Social Science Grants, Awards and Fellowships I found around the web. I will post links specific to New Hampshire as soon as they become available.

Thacher Environmental Research Contest
The Thacher Environmental Research Contest, sponsored by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, challenges high school students (grades 9-12) to conduct innovative research on our changing planet using the latest geospatial tools and data, which in recent years have become increasingly accessible to the public.

Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship The Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce a national scholarship program for community college students. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions who will be transferring as geography majors to four year colleges and universities. These scholarships are funded by Darrel Hess, coauthor of the textbook Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation by McKnight and Hess, published by Prentice Hall.

AAG Dissertation Research Grants The AAG provides support for doctoral dissertation research in the form of small grants of approximately $500 to PhD candidates of any geographic specialty.

American Association of School Administrators AASA award and scholarship programs recognize excellence, profile best practices in public education and honor leaders from inside and outside the field of school administration whose contributions have made a significant impact on the lives and learning of children.( Quite a few different awards for Administrators, teachers and students)

The American Educational Research Association This website has numerous awards, grants and Fellowships, for educators interested in the field of educational research.

Earthwatch Institute Earthwatch is a respected leader in the field of experiential education, with programs ranging from improving the quality of geography instruction to “live from the field,” web-based virtual expeditions reaching classrooms worldwide. To date, more than 3,500 students and 4,000 classroom teachers have received training and inspiration on Earthwatch expeditions.

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards: Social Sciences Scroll down a little for a list of awards,grants and fellowships.

Central Coast Joint Data Committee These grants are made available to promote scholarly research in cartography research by students enrolled in a geography or related degree program. Grants are available up to a maximum of $500 and may be used for items necessary and relevant to research such as travel, materials, equipment, and human subject fees. Deadline for application are March 15th, June 15th, and November 1st.

Cartography Awards

Complete information about what kind of research projects are eligible for consideration, what could a Congressional Research Award pay for, application procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center’s Web site.

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