EESG is proud to announce that we will be supporting four awards:

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: 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

Review Criteria:
• Originality
• 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.

Email: Pasqualetti@ASU.EDU

Leuten Award

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. 

Professional Geographer Award

AAG EESG Guidelines for Professional Geographer Award

Rationale: At the 2015 EESG business meeting, we voted to modify the Professional Geographer Award selection process. The award will be given based on a review of published papers in peer reviewed journals, which will be nominated for consideration by the EESG community. The winner will give the EESG plenary at the AAG for that academic year and will serve as a judge for the award for at least the next year. This document outlines eligibility, selection criteria and a timeline for the award. 

Candidate Eligibility:
Candidate must have completed graduate school (i.e. currently holds a Master’s or PhD degree)
Candidate must be the primary author of the paper
Candidate must attend the AAG and give the plenary talk 
Candidate must be willing to serve as a judge for the Professional Geographer award for at least the next year

Paper Eligibility: 
Papers will be nominated by the EESG membership
Paper must have been published in a peer-reviewed academic journal within the last three years (2013-2016)
All treatments (theoretical, conceptual, methodological) of energy geography topics will be considered

Review Criteria:
Papers will be evaluated using a 1-4 scale (1: poor, 4: outstanding) for the following criteria:
o Originality
o Significance of the topic
o Contribution to energy geography literature
o Theoretical engagement
o Potential impact beyond academia

Nomination period: August 23-September 30 (6 weeks)
Review period: October 1-November 15 (6 weeks)
Winner announcement: November 15

Winner will receive $300 (the current award amount for the Professional Geographer award)

Nomination Process:
Please send to nominations to Jenn Baka ( Please include the following in your nomination: 
A PDF copy of the paper
A brief paragraph explaining why you are nominating the paper with reference to the criteria outlined above

Graduate Student Research Award

Details will be forthcoming on a graduate student field work award.