January 23, 2007

Call for Papers

The Association of American Geographers has announced the 2007 AAG Disability Specialty Group Student Paper Competition.

Association of American Geographers Disability Specialty Group (DSG)

Student Paper Competition - 2007

Call for Papers

Students working on topics concerned with the complex and multifaceted geographies of disability and chronic illness are encouraged to submit a paper to the 2007 AAG Disability Specialty Group Student Paper Competition. The goals of the award are to encourage student participation in the specialty group and to recognize outstanding emerging scholarship in geographic research on chronic illness and disability. The successful student will receive a cash prize of $100 and a year's membership to the DSG. Students do not have to be a current member of the DSG or AAG nor must they plan to attend the 2007 AAG conference to submit a paper. International submissions are also invited.

Eligibility criteria: Papers prepared for publication, conference presentation, and graduate or senior undergraduate courses, as well as entries written specifically for this competition, are eligible for submission. Each student may submit only one paper.

The paper should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages (including all notes, references, and figures). 12 point font is preferred along with standard margins.

A cover letter should accompany all entries and contain:

· Current title of the paper and a brief abstract (no more than 100 words).

· Academic affiliation

· Faculty advisor for the paper

· Names and affiliations of co-authors (if applicable)

· Information on where the paper was presented/submitted (or is to be presented/submitted)

· Mailing address

· E-mail address

· Phone number

All entries must be received by February 28th, 2007. Three hard copies of the paper should be mailed to:

Valorie Crooks

Chair, Disability Specialty Group

Department of Geography

Simon Fraser University

RCB 7123

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA

V5A 1S6

Students considering submitting are advised to contact Valorie by e-mail in advance at crooks@sfu.ca. She will also gladly address any questions or concerns regarding participation in this competition.

Reviewers will be secured and their recommendations will be sent to the DSG Board for the final award decision.

Award notification

The award recipient will be notified shortly after the 2007 AAG meeting in San Francisco. The cheque will be mailed to him/her shortly thereafter. Post-conference announcements will be found on the DSG website (http://isc.temple.edu/neighbor/service/disability&geography.html)

and the GEOGABLE listserv (http://isc.temple.edu/neighbor/service), as well as other appropriate venues.

Posted by rollingrains at January 23, 2007 02:52 AM