John F. Lounsbury

The John F. Lounsbury Student Travel Fellowship finances the travel of outstanding incoming doctoral students to present results of their research at professional meetings. This fund helps students gain visibility in the discipline and increase their job prospects.

The fund honors John Lounsbury, a leader in developing the Department of Geography at Arizona State University into a nationally ranked teaching, research and service center. Dr. Lounsbury arrived at ASU in 1969 to serve as chair of the Department, and remained a faculty member until his retirement in 1987.

The School Director, in consultation with the Graduate Recruitment Committee, identifies top doctoral applicants to whom the award is offered if they enroll in a Geographical Sciences graduate program.

Award amount:

Award(s) of at least $800 will be given.

Award Recipients:

2019-2020 Sarah Bardin
2018-2019 Aldo Brandi, Zach Hilgendorf
2017-2018 Avipsa Roy, Matthew Wigginton Conway
2016-2017 Peter Crank, Mary Wright, Riley Burnette, Ryan Heintzman


Jonathan Bratt, Wei Kang, Marynia Kolak, Levi Wolf


Xin Feng, Heather Fischer, Levi Wolf, Qunshan Zhao


Melissa Wagner


Renee Elder, Kevin Kane, Michael Palmer


Stephanie Kleinschmidt


Scott Warren, Wan Yu


Paul Padegimas, Dorothy Ibes


Adam Kalkstein, Timothy Leslie