The Earl Cook Award for Best Student Paper
Background: The Earl Cook award has been awarded on annual basis since the establishment of the EESG. The award is named for Earl F. Cook (1920-1983), an American geologist and early leader in developing an integrative approach to assessing energy resource supply and consumption (For Dr. Cleveland’s biography of Cook, see: http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/151450/). Cook served as Dean of the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M from 1971 to 1981. The student award paper provides a cash award of $250 and a plaque to recognize outstanding research scholarship. The cash prize and plaque are awarded during the business meeting of the EESG at the AAG annual meeting.
• Candidate must be the lead author of the paper
• The candidate must be an enrolled graduate student at the time of submission
• All treatments (theoretical, conceptual, methodological) of energy geography topics are valid
• The candidate must present the paper at AAG
• Significance of topic
• Contribution to literature
• Theoretical contribution
• Execution (including analysis and clarity of expression)
Call for papers will be issued 1 week after the AAG call for papers
Beginning with the 2017 AAG, a 250-word abstract should be submitted to the head of the awards committee 4 weeks prior to the AAG Annual Meeting call for papers deadline.
Papers are to be submitted 8 weeks prior to the AAG Annual Meeting
Send all correspondence and papers to Prof. Martin J. (Mike) Pasqualetti, Chair, Awards Committee of the EESG, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
This award is given for outstanding lifetime achievement in advancing energy geography research. This award is given on an ad hoc basis based on the recommendation of the EESG community and leadership.
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AAG-EESG Dissertation Data & Field Work Award
Students are invited to submit applications for the EESG Dissertation Data & Field Work Award. A maximum of two awards of up to $500 each will be granted annually, subject to approval by the EESG Awards Committee. The principal objective of the award is to defray travel or data acquisition expenses related to ongoing or future dissertation research activities.
The award will be oriented primarily to those without other substantial funding. Eligible candidates must be members of the AAG EESG at the time of submission.
Proposals should be delivered in a single PDF document and should include:
· Title page: with name of applicant, address and phone number, title of intended research, starting date and duration of field reconnaissance, and location of research OR description of target dataset;
· Project Description: of no more than 1000 words (excluding references) indicating proposed travel and research, expected significance, probable research methodology, and plan for IRB approval if relevant;
· Reference List: list of cited references not to exceed 1.5 pages;
· Budget Statement: of how award will be allocated, e.g. data acquisition, air travel, surface travel, food and lodging, etc. and statement of student’s current funding circumstances;
· Curriculum Vitae:Not to exceed 2 pages.
Proposals are due Feb 27, 2017. Incomplete applications or applications arriving after the announced closing date will not be considered. Notification of the results will be made as soon as possible. The results will be announced in the EESG Business Meeting at the AAG Annual Conference (attendance at the conference is not a condition of application).