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NACIS Grants and Awards
NACIS has travel/grant/membership initiatives that invest in the future growth and strength of the organization.  These initiatives (1) recognize the importance of student membership in NACIS, (2) encourage student attendance and participation at the annual fall meeting, and (3) support the attendance of general NACIS members to attend the annual meeting who could not otherwise attend due to financial limitations. Travel grant awardees are expected to attend the entire conference. Applicants who are actively participating in the meeting (e.g., with a presentation, participation in a panel, are bringing a poster, or are presenting at Practical Cartography Day) will receive the strongest consideration for travel grants. The three initiatives are described below, as well as all application processes. 

Please submit your applications via email to: awards@nacis.org

1.  Free NACIS Membership to Undergraduate Students
NACIS will provide 10 free student memberships each year to undergraduate students.  Any undergraduate student enrolled in a 4-year, degree granting institution pursuing a degree in geography or related discipline qualifies.

Applicants should submit a one-page letter of request, explaining how membership in NACIS will benefit them educationally.  Applications should include name, surface AND email address, the school attended, name of academic adviser and grade level (e.g., freshman, sophomore, etc.).  A student may apply and receive this membership award no more than two times (e.g., in junior and senior year), but

must apply each year to be considered. Enclose with the application a brief statement from one's adviser verifying qualification for this membership award. Applications must be received by 11:59pm by August 31, 2014. 

2. Travel Grants for Students Attending NACIS
NACIS will provide travel grants of up to $200 to students to attend the annual NACIS conference.  Any NACIS member who is a student enrolled in a certificate program, undergraduate, or graduate/post-graduate program in geography or a related discipline qualifies.

Applicants should submit a one-page letter of request explaining how attendance at the conference will be of benefit professionally/educationally.  Include on a separate page a budget with all travel expenses explained, including any other financial support to attend the conference, along with a statement of any and all current and previous financial support provided by NACIS.  Students who have not received support in the past and those actively participating in the meeting will receive preference. Applications should include name, surface AND email address, the school attending, name of academic adviser and if the applicant is a graduate or undergraduate student.

Enclose with application a brief statement from one's adviser verifying qualification for this travel grant. Applications must be received by 11:59pm by August 31, 2014.

3. Travel Grants to General NACIS Members
NACIS will provide travel grants of up to $250 to NACIS members to attend the annual NACIS conference.  Any NACIS member qualifies. Applicants should submit a one-page letter of request explaining how attendance at the conference will be of benefit professionally, and how financial support from NACIS will enable attendance at the conference.  Include on a separate page a budget with all travel expenses explained, including any other financial support to attend the conference, along with a statement of any and all current and previous financial support provided by NACIS.  Applications should include name, surface AND email address, and affiliation. Applications must be received by 11:59pm by July 15, 2014. 

4. Corlis Benefideo Award for Imaginative Cartographies
This award recognizes a body of work that transforms our ways of seeing and understanding the world. For more information, see here. Deadline for nominations for the 2015 award is March 15, 2015.

 


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Annual Meeting

NACIS 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
October 8-11, 2014

Also...

 Student Dynamic Map Competition

 Student Map and Poster Competition

 Map Gallery

Corlis Benefideo Award


Cartographic Perspectives


CP 60, Spring 2008

CP 60 - Spring 2008

CP Archive (from 1989)

Student Dynamic Map Competition


2013 Winner - Narrative


50 Years of Change

by Rashauna Mead, Erin Hamilton, and Vanessa Wetzel
University of Wisconsin - Madison


2013 Winner - Interactive

#Sandy
by Caroline Rose, Chris Cantey, and Morgan Jarocki
University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

Student Poster Competition 


2013 Winner


Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho 
by Aaron Taveras
University of Kansas


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