2018 KAGES Sim Student Travel Award

1. Overview
Dr. Sim, Sun Hui is currently a faculty member in the Geography Department at the
University of North Alabama. Through her generous sponsorship, “Sim Student
Travel Award” was established in 2010 to provide financial assistance to graduate
students in the research field of Geography, Geospatial Technologies and
Environmental Sciences. This scholarship is particularly designed to help meet the
costs of travel to the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers.
This award is for supporting the work of students who implement GIS/RS/Geospatial
techniques into his/her research.

2. Eligibility
a. KAGES membership
b. Scholarship is open to South Koreans and Korean-Americans.
c. Applicants must be full-time graduate or undergraduate students in
colleges/universities in North America.
d. Applicants must present his/her research at the Annual Meeting of the Association
of American Geographers.
e. Former Sim Student Travel Award recipients may re-apply if they did not apply in
the past two rounds while maintaining membership.
f. Recipients should be present at the annual KAGES meeting to receive awards.

3. Scholarship Award
a. Amount: $500 (USD)
b. Number of awardees per year: Two
c. Field of Study: Geography, Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences

4. Application material
a. 1-page cover letter (e.g., statement of professional goals, need for financial
support, how this award will benefit the student’s studies)
b. Application form
c. 1-page curriculum vitae
d. Transcript from currently-attending school (a scanned image or a PDF file directly
printed off from the Web)
e. Proof of conference presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of
American Geographers (a scanned image from the AAG site).
f. A brief letter/email indicating support from your department (e.g. Department Chair,

5. Submission: All materials should be submitted via email (support@kages.org).

6. Application deadline: October 25, 2017
KAGES will inform scholarship recipients by November 27, 2017. Further information is
available at KAGES website (www.kages.org).

2018_Sim Travel Award application

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