Awards: The IAG 'PLACE'
The IAG ‘PLACE’:
The IAG Presidents’ Leadership Award for Contribution by an Early career scholar
- Recognise excellence in contributions to the discipline made by Early career members of the Institute;
- Acknowledge contributions made to the discipline by all IAG members, in addition to those made by more senior scholars; and
- Enhance the IAG’s capacity to recognise the diversity of achievements made by IAG members and to support and promote the discipline and the study of geography more broadly.
The award recognises excellence in any area of geographic scholarship or academic endeavour contributing to the discipline of geography, including (and not limited to): research, teaching, engagement, and/or service. The contribution may relate to a single activity or output, and/or combination or cumulative activities/outputs.
Members may self-nominate for the award, or be nominated by another 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.
- To be eligible for the PLACE, the nominee must be:
- an Early career scholar, as currently defined by the relevant Australian research frameworks; and
- a current financial member of the IAG.
The award will comprise a framed certificate.
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.