Awards: The IAG ‘ATLAS’

The IAG ‘ATLAS’:

The IAG Award for Teaching Leadership And Scholarship

Objectives:

  • Recognise excellence in contribution via outstanding leadership and/or scholarship in teaching, including communication of geography and/or promotion of engagement in the discipline made formally or informally by members of the Institute or non-members;
  • Acknowledge contributions to the discipline made through excellence in leadership and/or scholarship in teaching, including communication of geography and/or promotion of engagement in the discipline by IAG members as well as non-members; and
  • Enhance and widen the IAG’s capacity to recognise the diversity of achievements made by IAG members, professional or ‘citizen’ geographers in fostering the discipline and/or geographical pursuits and to support and promote the discipline and the study of geography more broadly.

Award rules:

The award recognises excellence in leadership and scholarship in the teaching (at any level), of the discipline of geography, or otherwise in promotion, engagement or communication of geography to scholarly and to wider audiences. The candidate may be an academic, professional or ‘nominated citizen’ who has excelled in leadership and scholarship in the teaching of geography, including (though not limited to): teaching at any level, research into teaching and/or promotion, engagement, communication of geography to scholarly and to wider audiences. The award may recognise a single achievement, and/or cumulative activities/outputs. The nominee may be an individual or a group.

Candidates may self-nominate for the award, or be nominated by a member. If self-nominating, then the nomination must include contact details of one referee who must be a member of the Institute.

The nomination should take the following form:

  • A full statement (no more than 1000 words) describing the contribution that is deserving of recognition, and the nominee’s suitability for the award;
  • An additional 150 word summary of the contribution;
  • Attached independent evidence of the nature, extent and impact of the contribution; and
  • Evidence of eligibility.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the ATLAS, the nominee must be a current financial member of the IAG, or nominated by a current financial member.

Award:

The award will comprise a framed certificate.

Administration:

Nominations will be invited each year.

Awards will be made by a majority of Council after receiving advice from the President and two Vice- Presidents.