Thursday, December 17, 2009

GIS scholarship - CaGIS invites applications for 2010 scholarship

Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) has invited application for 2010 scholarship programme. CaGIS sponsors two scholarships to students whose research and accomplishments support the mission of CaGIS. The scholarships recognise academic achievement and encourage the continuing success of outstanding cartography, GIS, and geographic information science (GIScience) students. The scholarships also recognise achievement or potential for achievement in original research advancing the specific disciplines of cartography or GIScience. Winners are selected based on academic achievement, particularly in the calendar year prior to the award. Applications are reviewed by the CaGIS Scholarship Committee.

-CaGIS Masters Scholarship Award ($500): It is to be granted to a student enrolled in, or accepted into, a Masters’ degree programme during 2009 or 2010.
-CaGIS Doctoral Scholarship Award ($1000): This award is to be granted to a student enrolled in, or accepted into, a PhD degree programme during 2009 or 2010.

Winners are invited to present their research at an upcoming CaGIS-sponsored conference (such as AAG, GIScience, or AutoCarto) and may be eligible for limited travel or registration support if they choose to present.

According to eligibility criteria, candidates must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree programme during 2009 or 2010, studying cartography, geographic information science, or a closely related field. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member attesting to these eligibility requirements and to scholarly achievement and potential is required. Membership in CaGIS is not required, though professional and a service activity such as participation in CaGIS is one of the selection criteria. Prior scholarship winners are eligible to apply in subsequent years if all appropriate criteria are satisfied. Undergraduate applicants who have not yet been accepted into graduate school should request that their faculty advisor assess their potential for graduate study in their reference letter.

Applicants can visit for complete application procedure. Applications must arrive no later than 5:00pm CST on January 15, 2010. The selected applicants for the scholarships will be notified on or near February 15, 2010.


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