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

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, which will be nominated for consideration by the EESG community. The winner will give the EESG plenary at the AAG for that academic year, will serve as a judge for the award for at least the next year, and will receive $300. 


• Candidate must have completed graduate school

• 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

• The paper must have been published in a peer-reviewed academic journal in the previous three years

• All treatments of energy geography topics (theoretical, conceptual, methodological) will be considered  

Graduate Student Research Award

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