A world-renowned physical geographer and student favorite, Dr. Marcus served as faculty in ASU's Geography Department from 1974 until his death in 1997. The Fellowship is a fitting tribute to a man who thrived on fieldwork, and contributed so much to geographic research and to his students' learning.
The Scholarship Committee of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning invites applications for the Melvin G. Marcus Memorial Fellowship. The Melvin G. Marcus Fellowship supports graduate students in their field work endeavors. Award(s) will be made to graduate students in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University to support research that will culminate in an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in Geography at Arizona State University.
Applicants must submit the following:
- Letter of recommendation from the chair of the student's supervisory committee.
- Written proposal not to exceed two pages, including a project title, problem statement and the context of research, methodology and anticipated significance of the research.
- An estimated budget and justification outlining how the budget will be spent. Funds may be used to support travel, purchase of data, and expendable field supplies related to the proposed research.
- An unofficial copy of ASU transcript
Within nine months of receiving the award, the student must submit a 1000 word summary of findings to the Scholarship Committee.
Recipients must acknowledge the award in publications arising from the research, and are encouraged to present findings at the School’s Award Ceremony.
Please submit a single PDF file containing all your application materials, including an unofficial copy of your ASU transcript, to firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) no later than 5pm on Monday, March 1. Please use the following naming convention for your application file: award - last name, first name (ex. “Marcus Memorial Fellowship – Smith, John”). When submitting, please copy and paste the name of your file into the subject line of your email.
Only complete applications submitted in accordance with the instructions will be considered by the awards committee. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure their application is complete and formatted as required. And please remember - if the scholarship for which you’re applying requires a letter of support from a faculty member, please let them know as soon as possible to ensure they have time to complete it.
Awards up to $1750 will be given.