2016 KAGES Student Paper Award Application

 KAGES Student Paper Award

  • 2016 KAUPA Student Paper Award
  • 2016 KSEA Student Paper Award

The Student Paper Award aims to recognize high quality student articles published in the fields of Geography, Geospatial Technologies, and Environmental Sciences. At least one award will be given this year, with a maximum amount of $500 per awardee.


  1. KAGES membership valid at the time of application
  2. Applicants must be full-time graduate or undergraduate students in colleges/universities in North America.
  3. Former recipients of this award may re-apply after two years have passed since the award ceremony; namely, those who have received the award in the past two years are not allowed to join the current round of competition.

Application material 

  1. KAGES Student Paper Award Application form: 2016_KAGES_paper_scholarship_application
  2. 1-page curriculum vitae
  3. An article published or manuscript under review/revision for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in the field in calendar years 2014-2016. The applicant must be a single or first author of the article.
  4. A 1-page cover letter
  5. At least one letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or equivalent stating the contribution of the applicant for the project (Please arrange a letter to support@kages.org)

Application due date: 1/March/2016
Scholarship award notification: no later than 21/March/2016
Scholarship award ceremony: 2016 KAGES Annual Meeting, Thursday, 31 March (exact time and location, TBA)

Submission: Submit the application materials according to the instruction on the KAGES Web site (http://www.kages.org/season2/?p=606). Make sure that you log in to the Web site using your ID and password that you had received in the email from support@kages.org before you begin the submission process, and contact support@kages.org for assistance. Once you upload all the materials on the Web site, choose “Visibility” option as “Password Protected“. Enter the password for your post and click “OK” button, AND please send your password to support@kages.org. It completes the submission process. See also www.kages.org for further updates.

2016 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.

  1. Eligibility
    • KAGES membership
    • Scholarship is open to South Koreans and Korean-Americans.
    • Applicants must be full-time graduate or undergraduate students in colleges/universities in North America.
    • Applicants must present his/her research at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.
    • Former Sim Student Travel Award recipients may re-apply if they did not apply in the past two rounds while maintaining membership.
    • Recipients should be present at the annual KAGES meeting to receive awards.
  1. Scholarship Award
    • Amount: $500 (USD)
    • Number of awardees per year: Two
    • Field of Study: Geography, Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences
  1. Application material
    • 1-page cover letter (e.g., statement of professional goals, need for financial support, how this award will benefit the student’s studies)
    • Application form
    • 1-page curriculum vitae
    • Transcript from currently-attending school (a scanned image or a PDF file directly printed off from the Web)
    • Proof of conference presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (a scanned image from the AAG site).
    • A brief letter/email indicating support from your department (e.g. Department Chair, Advisor)
  1. Submission: All materials should be submitted via email (support@kages.org).


  1. Application deadline: December 9, 2015.

KAGES will inform scholarship recipients by January 18, 2016. Further information is available at KAGES website (www.kages.org).