Grants, Medals & Awards
The IAG recognises achievements by geographers with grants, medals, and awards. These are itemised below.
Nominations for medals and awards should be sent to the Honorary Secretary, Jennifer Carter, at email@example.com
The IAG supports active participation from postgraduate members and thus provides travel grants to assist eligible such members to attend the annual IAG conference.
Named in honour of Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880–1963), the first Professor of Geography in an Australian University, founding president of the Geographical Society of New South Wales and joint editor of the Australian Geographer (1927), and first president of the Institute of Australian Geographers (1959).
The Griffith Taylor Medal is awarded for distinguished contributions to geography in Australia.
The Australia-International Medal is awarded in recognition either of outstanding contributions by Australian or Australia-based geographers to the advancement of geography worldwide, or of outstanding contributions to the understanding of the geography of Australia by geographers permanently residing outside Australia.
This fellowship recognises sustained and significant contributions made to the discipline by IAG members in diverse fields. It acknowledges contributions to the discipline made by practitioner and professional geographers, as well as academic members of the Institute.
Acknowledges excellence in contributions to the discipline made by early career members of the Institute.
Recognises excellence in contributions via outstanding leadership and/or scholarship in teaching, including communication of geography, and/or engagement in the discipline made formally or informally by members of the Institute or non-members.
Awarded for excellence in a research dissertation, at Honours, Master’s, or PhD level, and acknowledges the disciplinary contribution that the candidate has made to geography.
Recognises excellence in significant contributions made to Indigenous geographies; and/or excellence in significant contributions made to the discipline of geography by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander geographers.
Recognises those who have given distinguished service to the Institute or to furthering the Institute’s objectives.