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2022 Early Career Scholars in Remote Sensing

Sponsored by the Remote Sensing Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers

Call for Applications/Nominations
Deadline: December 20, 2021

In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in 2004, the AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group (RSSG) established a competition to recognize "exemplary research scholar in remote sensing" among post-doctoral scientists and faculty in Geography and allied fields.

The RSSG of AAG requests applications/nominations from its members for the 2022 Early Career Award in Remote Sensing. Sponsored by the RSSG since 2004, the Award seeks to recognize individuals who are poised to make outstanding contributions to the field of remote sensing and the geographic community through their research, teaching, and/or outreach. The award will be announced at the AAG 2022 Annual meeting RSSG Business Meeting and at the AAG Honors Luncheon. The recipient(s) will be awarded a plaque designed by the RSSG. Award eligibility is limited to RSSG members who have completed their PhD within 5 years of the application/nomination deadline.

The application/nomination should include:

  1. A cover letter that includes the name, affiliation, and contact information of the nominee, and describes their contributions in remote sensing research, teaching, and/or outreach and their goals going forward,
  2. A curriculum vita of the nominee,
  3. A copy of a paper published in a peer reviewed journal, and the applicant is the lead author and asserts primary responsibility for the research design, execution, and writing.

Applications/Nominations should be submitted with "Early Career Nomination" in the subject line by December 20, 2021 via a single PDF document containing all the required materials to:

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