MaGrann Research Award

MaGrann Research Award

Through the support of the MaGrann Geography Field Research Fund, intended to promote student research in the Department of Geography, annual awards are given to support field research by undergraduate and graduate students with the potential to make an outstanding contribution to Geography. Through a competitive application process that takes place in the spring each year, student proposals are evaluated based on their novelty, rigor and anticipated contribution to the student's research progress.

Applications are due on March 14 to the chair of the MaGrann Research Committee and consist of a CV/resume, a short description of the proposed research and how it will contribute to the applicant's academic progress, a budget, and a list of other funds for which support has been sought.

Contact Professor Asher Ghertner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> for more information.


Examples of research descriptions from recipients of a MaGrann Geography Field Research Award

Graduate student Diya Paul wrote: 

"My research focuses on wildlife conservation in forests that lie outside Protected Areas. Working in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh (India), I plan to explore the social, ecological and political factors that converge to conserve wildlife in forests that have historically played a role in connecting two distinct biogeographic regions, the Eastern and Western Ghats. more ➤


Graduate student Mónica P. Hernández wrote:

La Boquilla is a community of almost six thousand people dedicated mostly to fishery. It is located on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia. The city of Cartagena has jurisdiction over La Boquilla and at least another 25 rural villages that are in the process of collective land titling. Acquiring indigenous land rights, they hope, will allow them to slow environmental degradation or promote economic development on their terms. more ➤


Graduate student Ben A. Gerlofs wrote:

My project concerns the use of ‘rights talk’ by contemporary urban social movements, specifically those involved in the development and promotion of The Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City. As I intend this project to entail a large ethnographic component, this preliminary field visit was essential for establishing contacts, identifying local resources (such as museum collections and archives), and assessing the feasibility of my long-term research agenda. more ➤

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