The TGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize was inaugurated in 2013, with a £100 prize sponsored by Elsevier publishing. The award is for the best undergraduate dissertation that focuses on any aspect of the geography of mobility and transport, undertaken at a UK university, and which demonstrates conceptual and/or methodological sophistication. We will be looking for dissertations submitted by the department in which the student is registered. The call, which is still not open, will have a deadline of 31st July. Watch this space in the coming weeks for further details on how to apply.
The prize is open to any currently registered undergraduate student in a UK Department of Geography, Social Sciences, Planning, Transport Studies, Earth Sciences or Environmental Sciences as long as the work undertaken has a geographical element and focuses on a transport-related issue. Entries are made by the department and not by the student. Only dissertations awarded a first class mark are considered and departments can submit no more than two dissertations for this prize. Nominated dissertations should not be submitted for consideration for any other RGS-IBG prize. The dissertations are then evaluated by three members of the TGRG Committee.
The deadline for entries in 2014 is 31st July 2014, and further details will be on the TGRG and Elsevier websites in due course.