Awards

Awards by name:

Departmental Awards:

Research Support Awards:

Trewartha Conference Travel Awards:

Principle:
This award is intended to support graduate student conference travel. The Graduate Studies Committee felt that this money should be used to support graduate students who participate in the AAG annual meetings. The travel grant may be used for participation in major conferences in any of the subfields of geography. However, not all conferences are qualified. The Graduate Studies Committee will decide on the qualification of conferences for this travel fund.

Eligibility:
A Master’s student may receive conference travel support once during his/her tenure here as Master’s student in the department.  Ph.D. students may receive conference travel support up to 5 times during his/her tenure as Ph.D. student in the department. Activities that qualify for this travel support are: presentation of paper or poster, serving as a judge at paper competition or a panelist/discussant or as chair of a session at the qualified conferences.

Amount and Application Procedure: Graduate students who plan to participate in a conference must apply (in the form of an email) to the Graduate Coordinator for this travel support in one week after the AAG annual meeting abstract submission deadline, whether or not you are attending AAG or other conferences. In the email, the student should provide the title of paper, poster, or session and an abstract as appropriate. The Graduate Studies Committee will decide the amount to be awarded per request depending on the costs of attending the conference and the number of people who have applied. Application after the deadline will not be considered.

Deadline: early spring semester

Reimbursement Procedure:
Reimbursement is through travel expense report set by the University. In order to receive reimbursement you must follow the Travel Policy as set forth by the University. If you have additional funding to cover conference expenses inform the Financial Specialist when processing the TER. If you are unsure as to whether or not you may have additional funding, it is your responsibility to keep record of all expenses that may be reimbursed.

Acknowledgement:
Recipients should acknowledge the Trewartha fund for this support in their publications.

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Trewartha Graduate Research Awards:

Principle:This award is intended to provide support for graduate research support. It covers research travel to study site, purchases of research experiments and materials, and other costs related to thesis research.

Eligibility: A Master's student may receive this support once during his/her tenure here as a Master's student. Master's students should apply during their first year so that the fund can be used for the summer. Ph.D. students may receive this support once during his/her tenure here as a Ph.D. student.

Amount and Application Procedure: Application must be submitted to the Graduate Coordinator by April 1. The application should state the name of this award, activities to be performed, budget and other pending funding sources that could be used towards this travel. The application should not exceed one page or 500 words. These awards are competitive. Master's students should make a good use of their thesis proposals prepared for Geography 766. Award amounts are determined annually.

Deadline: early April

Distribution: As an award in lump sum.

Acknowledgement: Recipients should acknowledge the Trewartha fund for this support in their publications.

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The Leopold Geomorphology Graduate Research Award:

Principle: This award is intended to support Ph.D. research work in the area of geomorphology.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students whose Ph.D. work substantially engages with the field of geomorphology are entitled to this support. A Ph.D. student may receive the Whitbeck Dissertator Award (see below) or the Leopold Geomorphology Graduate research support once during his/her tenure in the department.

Amount and Application Procedure: Award amounts are determined annually. The Graduate Studies Committee will review and make a recommendation of awardees to be approved by the full Faculty. A student wishing to apply for this fellowship should submit the following to the Graduate Coordinator by January 20th of the previous academic year:

Deadline: early spring semester

Distribution: As an award in lump sum.

Acknowledgement: Recipients should acknowledge the Leopold fund for this support in their publications.

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Whitbeck Graduate Dissertator Awards:

Principle: This award is intended to suport dissertators while they are in the final writing stages of the Ph.D.

Eligibility:: Ph.D. candidates (ABD) in their final year are entitled to this support. A Ph.D. student may receive Whitbeck dissertator award once during his/her tenure in the department.

Amount and Application Procedure: Each academic year, a maximum of 2 awards of equal amounts ($6,000 each) will be awarded. The Graduate Admissions, Recruitment, and Awards Committee will review and make recommendations of awardees which will be approved by the full Faculty. A dissertator wishing to apply for these awards should submit the following to the Graduate Coordinator by January 20th of the previous academic year:

Deadline:early spring semester

Distribution: As an award in lump sum

Acknowledgement: Recipients should acknowledge the Whitbeck fund for this support in their publications.

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Achievement Awards:

GIS Certificate Student Achievement Award

Description: Recognizes outstanding academics, application and service in GIS

Application Procedure: By Nomination of the faculty/staff in GIScience

Deadline: early April

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Olmstead Award for Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student

Description: Given to a student who has written an outstanding publication, as judged by the Geography faculty

Application Procedure: Papers published or accepted in the prior calendar year. Submit the paper and the proof of acceptance (for the paper accepted) to Graduate Coordinator.

Deadline: early April

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Olmstead Departmental Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Description: This award is given to teaching assistants who are nominated by a faculty member and then judged according to their student evaluations and length of service as a TA.

Application Procedure: By Nomination of the faculty

Deadline: early April

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Outstanding Symposium Paper by a Graduate Student

Description: Given in recognition of an outstanding paper and presentation at the annual Geography Student Symposium Application Procedure: Voted by the audience at the Departmental Symposium

Deadline: early April

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Barbara Bartz Petchenik Memorial Graduate Award in Cartographic Design

Description: Given to students for excellence in cartography and map design, including artistic and technical skills. Prizes awarded at both the graduate and undergraduate level (often both 1st and 2nd place cash awards)

Application Procedure: Open to any geography student who made a map in the past year. Submit map(s) to Prof. Mark Harrower.

Deadline: early April

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University TA Awards:

UW-Madison Early Excellence in Teaching Award

Description: This award recognizes outstanding and inspirational achievement on the part of TAs with fewer than four semesters of teaching experience at UW or any other institution.  Previous award was $500.

Application Procedure: By Nomination of the faculty in late October

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UW-Madison Exceptional Service Award

Description: The Service Award recognizes outstanding TAs who, in addition to their regular duties, perform exceptional service related to the education mission of their departments in the form of volunteerism, committee work, mentoring, etc.  Previous award was $500.

Application Procedure: By Nomination of the faculty.

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UW-Madison Innovation in Teaching Award

Description: The Innovation in Teaching Award recognizes TAs who brought exceptional creativity to their work and developed or adapted new teaching methods or techniques.  Previous award was $500.

Application Procedure: By Nomination of the faculty in late October

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UW-Madison Capstone Ph.D. Teaching Award

Description: This award recognizes Ph.D. students who have performed as outstanding teaching assistants throughout their UW-Madison tenure.  Previous award was $500.

Application Procedure: By Nomination of the faculty in late October

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L & S Teaching Fellow

Description: The Teaching Fellow Award is granted to TAs from the College of Letters and Sciences, the College of Ag. And Life Sciences and the School of Human Ecology who have achieved outstanding success as students and teachers.  Winners of this award are named L&S Fellows and serve as instructors at the L&S TA training session at the start of the fall semester.  Previous award was $1000.

Application Procedure: By Nomination of the faculty in early February

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