The Illinois Geographical Society supports up to four research grants per year, each with a maximum award of $500. Grant recipients receive 75% of their award up front, and the remaining 25% of their award at the annual meeting (less IGS membership costs) where they will present the findings of their research. A one-page summary of their research findings is also due at this time. 

Research Grant Recipients 2017

Thomas Pingel (Northern Illinois University).  “3D Printed Maps from Global DEMs, LiDAR and UAV Sourced Photogrammetry”

Hannah Eboh (Northern Illinois University). Risk Perception in Small Island Developing States: A Case Study in the Commonwealth of Dominica”

Research Grant Recipients 2016

Stacey Brown (SIU Edwardsville). "Gateway to Poor Health? Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Disparities in Metro East St. Louis." 

Matthew Fockler (Augustana College). "Downriver Again: An Examination of Socio-ecological Change in the Upper Mississippi Watershed since the 9-Foot Channel Project." 

Courtney Gallaher (Northern Illinois University). "A survey of Community Gardens Programs in the Midwest: Assessing Contributions to Community Food Security." 

Lisa Tranel and Kacey Garber (Illinois State University). "Spatial Evaluation of Stream Erosion and Knickpoint Evolution using Detrital Mineral Tracers and Rock Strength."

Research Grant Recipients 2015

Julie Williams Lawless (Western Illinois University) and Kapila D. Silva (University of Kansas). "Towards a Holistic Understanding of 'Authenticity' of Cultural Heritage: an Analysis of World Heritage Site Designations in the Asian Context."

John Kostelnick (Illinois State University) and Courtney Tyler (Illinois State University). "Expansion and Impacts of Gentrification Along Chicago's Milwaukee Avenue." 

Research Grant Recipients 2014

Thomas Pingel, Sheldon Turner, and Nicole LaDue—Northern Illinois University—“Perceptually Shaded Slope Maps”

Rex J. Rowley—Illinois State University—“Neighborhood Casinos in Illinois: A Statewide Spatial Analysis of Gaming Patterns”