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Transport Geography Research Group (TGRG)

Entries are invited for this annual competition, which is awarded to 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. The successful prize winner will receive Edward Elgar books of their choice to the value of £150 kindly sponsored by Edward Elgar and will be invited to submit an article based upon their dissertation for publication in the Journal of Transport Geography (subject to the standard refereeing procedures of that journal).

The prize is open to any 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 is submitting their dissertation in the current academic year.

The dissertation must substantially focus on a transport topic (e.g. transport policy, economic impact of transport, transport and land use, travel behaviour, social inclusion, the journey experience, identity and mobility). The submitting department may contact Dr Juliet Jain for advice about whether the topic is within scope. Only dissertations awarded a first class mark will be 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. Dissertations will be evaluated by two members of the TGRG Committee.

Nominated dissertations should be sent electronically in PDF format (of less than 25MB in size), along with a letter of recommendation and a copy of the appropriate departmental dissertation regulations, by the student’s department (Head or nominated representative) and with the student’s knowledge. We also require personal contact details for the student so that the successful student can be contacted, which will be after they have graduated. For file sizes above 25 MB please transfer electronically but not using e-mail.

Submissions to: Tarats@icloud.com (Tara Tanoz-Sargeant, TGRG Dissertation Prize Coordinator)

Deadline: 12 July 2024