Category Archives: Award / Recognition

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AAG Cartography Specialty Group Master’s Thesis Research Grant

Now accepting applications for the AAG Cartography Specialty Group Master’s Thesis Research Grant, due March 15th.
Masters students enrolled full time are invited to apply for the CSG Master’s Thesis Research Grant. This grant is intended to promote scholarly research in cartography by students enrolled in Geography or a related degree program. Grants are available up to a maximum of $500 and may be used for items necessary and relevant to research, such as travel, materials, equipment, and human subject fees.

Deadlines for application are March 15, June 15, and November 1 of each year. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the CSG Non-Academic Director, Sarah Bell, at

For more information and the application form, please visit CSG Research Grant Information

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Cartography and Geographic Information Society’s Student Scholarship Awards

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) proudly announces that applications are now being accepted for the Society’s annual scholarship awards. The scholarships recognize academic achievement and encourage the continuing success of outstanding cartography and geographic information science students. The scholarships also recognize 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 due by January 18, 2016 and will be reviewed by the CaGIS Scholarship Committee. Award recipients will be announced in March, 2016.

Three scholarships are available to students whose research and accomplishments support the mission of CaGIS. CaGIS will bestow two Masters Scholarship Awards ($750) and one Doctoral Scholarship Award ($1500) to successful applicants. Award priority will be given to those candidates that are currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree program during 2015 or 2016, studying cartography, geographic information science, or a closely related field. Outstanding undergraduates or individuals returning to school that have been accepted to a Masters program in GIScience are also eligible to apply for the Masters Scholarship Award. Outstanding candidates that are not currently enrolled as a student, but have been accepted to a PhD program are also eligible to apply to the Doctoral Scholarship Award.

For more information on eligibility, application procedure, and award details please see the CaGIS award website at:

Or, contact Fritz C. Kessler, Chair of the CaGIS Scholarship Award Committee at

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Professional Development Recognition Ceremony

Dr. Fuhrmann will be recognized at the upcoming Faculty and Staff Professional Development Recognition Ceremony for successfully completing the Mason Advisor Certificate Program at George Mason University. The celebration will be on Tuesday, September 2015, 10:00-11:30 AM in 1201 Merten Hall.

For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University check: