[Iag-list] IAG news email for members

Robyn Bartel rbartel at une.edu.au
Thu Jan 28 09:26:52 AEDT 2016


Hi all,

Hope that 2016 is treating you well thus far. A few items of news for members:


a)    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: AWARDS OF THE IAG



We would like to open the call for awards of the IAG for 2016.



Please consider nominating your esteemed colleagues for the following awards of the IAG.



AUSTRALIA-INTERNATIONAL MEDAL is for contributions by Australian geographers to geography world-wide, or by geographers outside Australia to the geography of Australia.

DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP OF THE INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHERS (DFIAG) and

FELLOWSHIP OF THE INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHERS (FIAG). Distinguished service to the IAG is recognised by the award of a Distinguished Fellowship, while contributions to the profession of geography are recognised by a Fellowship.



Further details of the awards being considered for 2016, including nomination requirements, are available from:

https://www.iag.org.au/about/awards-of-the-iag/



The closing date for ALL nominations is Thursday 31 March 2016. Nominations should be sent to the Honorary Secretary, Robyn Bartel, at rbartel at une.edu.au<mailto:rbartel at une.edu.au>



Please note that the Griffith-Taylor Medal is awarded every second year and nominations for this award will next be called in 2017.



For further enquiries about these awards, please contact either the IAG President, Professor Steve Turton at steve.turton at jcu.edu.au<mailto:steve.turton at jcu.edu.au>, or the Secretary, Robyn Bartel, at rbartel at une.edu.au<mailto:rbartel at une.edu.au>. Please also see https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2016/01/call-for-awards-2016.pdf





b)    Call for postgraduate travel award applications to attend IAG conference 2016 in Adelaide and the IGU congress 2016 in Beijing



TRAVEL GRANTS FOR POSTGRADUATE MEMBERS

The IAG supports the active participation of its postgraduate members in national and international conferences. To further this aim the IAG Council provides travel grants to assist eligible Research Higher Degree students to attend the annual IAG National Conference and the International Geographical Union Congress. Support for attendance at conferences other than the IAG Conference and the IGU Congress is not available from the IAG. See further https://www.iag.org.au/postgraduates/travel-grants-for-post-graduates/


There are two separate forms for the postgraduate member travel awards this year.

The following describes the selection criteria and application process for postgraduate members of the IAG who wish to apply for funding to attend: The Institute’s Annual Conference in Adelaide, 29 June – 1 July, 2016.

Eligibility criteria and award conditions: You must be:

*   a current financial member of the IAG (Note: Eligible applications from student members outside Australia will be considered);
*   enrolled on the date you apply for funding in either a Masters degree (Research) or a Doctoral degree;
*   presenting a paper at the conference; and
*   registered to attend the conference for its full duration.

Grant recipients must write a 500 word report for the IAG Council. The report should outline your participation in the conference, your reflections on the conference and detail how you spent the grant money. Your report should be submitted to the Vice-President (Past President), within 90 days of the conclusion of the conference.  Reports may be reproduced in part or full in the IAG Newsletter.
How to apply for funding to attend the IAG Annual Conference in Adelaide, 29 June – 1 July, 2016: You must complete the Postgraduate Travel Grant Application Form available at https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2016/01/travel-grants-for-postgraduate-members-2016-iag.pdf and email it to Ian Rutherfurd idruth at unimelb.edu.au<mailto:idruth at unimelb.edu.au> no later than Monday 2 May 2016.

In the subject line of your email please write “IAG Postgraduate Travel Grant Application for the IAG conference for [your name]”.

You must also attach:

(i)     evidence of your registration at the conference;

(ii)    advice of the acceptance of your paper (where available);

(iii)   a copy of your paper’s abstract and title; and

(iv)   proof of your enrolment in either a Masters degree (Research) or a Doctoral degree.

Travel grants are awarded at the discretion of the IAG Council. Whilst the total level of funding is generous, grants available to individuals will depend on the number of applicants.  There will be a tiered system of funding employed depending on distance from the event.  The exact amount of money available per student will depend on the number and location of applicants. In previous years amounts awarded have rarely exceeded several hundred dollars per applicant. Students are encouraged to pursue other sources of funding support if needed.

The following describes the selection criteria and application process for postgraduate members of the IAG who wish to apply for funding to attend: The International Geographical Union Congress in Beijing, China, 21- 25 August, 2016.

Eligibility criteria and award conditions:

You must be:

*   a current financial member of the IAG;
*   enrolled on the date you apply for funding in either a Masters degree (Research) or a Doctoral degree;
*   presenting a paper at the congress; and
*   registered to attend the congress for its full duration.

Grant recipients must write a 500 word report for the IAG Council. The report should outline your participation in the congress, your reflections on the congress and detail how you spent the grant money. Your report should be submitted to the Vice-President (Past President), within 90 days of the conclusion of the congress.  Reports may be reproduced in part or full in the IAG Newsletter.
How to apply for funding to attend the IGU Congress in Beijing, China, 21- 25 August, 2016: You must complete the Postgraduate Travel Grant Application Form available at https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2016/01/travel-grants-for-postgraduate-members-2016-igu.pdf  and email it to Ian Rutherfurd idruth at unimelb.edu.au<mailto:idruth at unimelb.edu.au> no later than Monday 2 May 2016.

In the subject line of your email please write “IAG Postgraduate Travel Grant Application for the IGU Congress for [your name]”.

You must attach:

(i)     evidence of your registration at the congress;

(ii)    advice of the acceptance of your paper (where available);

(iii)   a copy of your paper’s abstract and title; and

(iv)   proof of your enrolment in either a Masters degree (Research) or a Doctoral degree.

Travel grants are awarded at the discretion of the IAG Council. Whilst the total level of funding is generous, grants available to individuals will depend on the number of applicants.  The exact amount of money available per student will depend on the number and location of applicants.  Students are encouraged to pursue other sources of funding support if needed.

c)     Reminder: Call for Study group applications and annual reports (deadline is 29 Jan!).



Study Group Convenors are reminded of the deadline for annual reports and study group applications  for funding in 2016. The IAG Council has approved expenditure of up to $10,000 for study group activities in 2016, given satisfaction of the necessary criteria and demonstrated benefit to members. The deadline is 29 January 2016.  Study group annual reports for 2015 are also due to Robyn Bartel <rbartel at une.edu.au<mailto:rbartel at une.edu.au>> by 29 January 2016. Please note that annual reports are required even if you are not applying for funding.



Funding applications are decided by a subcommittee of IAG Council comprising the President of the IAG, the Vice President (Immediate Past President) and the Vice President (President Elect). For the current officebearers of these positions please see https://www.iag.org.au/about/administration/



The subcommittee will address each application on its merits, in conjunction with the annual report, and also with regard to the recency of formation of the study group.



d)    Reminder: AGM in Sydney on Friday 8 April.



Members are reminded that the Council is next meeting on Friday 8 April and an Annual General Meeting will also be held on that day to approve the Financial Statements for 2015 in accordance with our Constitution.



Notice to members:



Institute of Australian Geographers
ANNUAL General Meeting

Room 449 (Madsen Conference Room)

Madsen Building, University of Sydney

Friday 8 April 2016

12:30- 1.30 pm




There will also be a Council Meeting and a Special General Meeting held to coincide with the IAG Conference in Adelaide in 2016. Time and Venue tba.


Thanks all

Best

Robyn

IAG Honorary Secretary
Institute of Australian Geographers
https://www.iag.org.au/home/

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