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Marcus Fund for Physical Geography

Grants to USA IHE Faculty for Physical Geography Field
Research in National or International Environments

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Deadline Date:

12/31/17

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,000 to USA IHE faculty to cover travel and logistical expenses for physical geography field research. This opportunity may support one or more students, however, students may apply only if the faculty member is an active participant in the field work. Research sites may include international as well as national locations.

Marcus grant funds may be used to cover travel to the research site, as well as expenses related to the logistical support of the student, such as food, fuel, and lodging.

Please note: The online form asks applicants to describe the research opportunity for the student and the manner in which the field experience will challenge the student to grow both personally and professionally. The review committee is aware that the personal experience and physical abilities of students will vary widely, and that what is challenging to one student may not be to another. Field experiences therefore may cover a large range of activities, so long as the outdoor experience will help the student to grow and excel in new ways.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163101

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Marcus Fund grants will be awarded to faculty applicants to support travel and logistical costs of including students in field research in physical geography.

Student submissions will only be accepted if the faculty member writes an accompanying letter stating how she or he will work with the student in the field. The faculty member must join the student for a significant portion of the field work. In general, the award is intended to support the inclusion of one or more students in field-based research, but not an entire class.

Research sites may include international as well as national locations.

Marcus grant funds may be used to cover travel to the research site, as well as expenses related to the logistical support of the student, such as food, fuel and lodging.

Student stipends are not eligible expenses under this grant. University or department overhead charges are not permissible budget items.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit an application is December 31, 2017. Acknowledgement of receipt will be returned within a maximum of 2-3 business days.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their submission within approximately 3 months after the deadline. Awardees may anticipate receiving their grants by late Spring, in time for summer scheduled activities.

Application Guidelines:
- A budget and budget justification for the requested funds should be included on the form.
- The proposal should address how safety of the participants will be insured.
- The most successful proposals typically identify the individual students who will be involved in the study.

No awards will be made in years when funds are insufficient or if proposals are not suitable.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://geographers.wufoo.com/forms/z16n6knj0wtr0qw/

In exceptional cases, paper submissions may be accepted, but only with prior approval (requests should be sent to grantsawards@aag.org).

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