Student Award - ACSP/GPEIG Gill-Chin Lim Student Travel
Share |

Submission Window Closed


In recognition of the commitment of our late colleague, Gill-Chin Lim, to the study of humanistic aspects of globalization, the ACSP and Global Planning Educators Interest Group (GPEIG) established an award in his name: The ACSP/GPEIG Gill-Chin Lim Student Travel Award.

These travel awards are funded annually by the Consortium of Development Studies (CODS), which was founded by Dr. Gill-Chin Lim in 1982. The ACSP and Global Planning Educators Interest Group (GPEIG) will support student travel to the upcoming ACSP Annual Conference. Awards will be determined from students with an accepted paper to present at the ACSP Annual Conference with a focus on an international development/global planning topic or with a special focus on low-income countries of the global south.
  • Award: Two $500 USD cash grants intended to defray travel expenses for those able to attend the upcoming Annual Conference
  • Waived conference registration



The deadline to submit applications is June 1 using the form below (scroll to the bottom of the page).



  • Must be a graduate planning student enrolled at an ACSP member school during the previous academic year;
  • Must be traveling more than 100 miles to the conference.
  • Must have previously submitted an abstract to the ACSP Conference, and subsequently have an accepted paper to present at the conference. Feel free to submit your application prior to knowing if your abstract is accepted! ACSP staff will confirm the acceptance of your abstract for the award committee to continue their deliberations.


Application Information

  • You are required to upload an up-to-date, one-page PDF vitae that includes the student’s research interests, projects, and list of previous papers presented and/or published.
  • You will be required to upload the same abstract that was submitted to the ACSP for the upcoming conference.



  • Elizabeth Hamin, Professor, U. of Massachusetts ( (Chair)
  • Abhinav Alakshendra, Assistant Prof., U. of Gainesville (
  • Mi Shih, Assistant Prof., Rutgers (
  • Shruti Syal (Student, Past Winner), Ph.D. Candidate, U. of Illinois-Urb. Champaign (
  • Marielos Arlen Marin (Student, Past Winner), Ph.D. Candidate, U. of Mass-Amherst (


Past Award Winners

  • 2019 Julia Harten, University of Southern California; Khushboo Gupta, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 2018 Shruti Syal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Marin Marielos, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2017 Jaehyeon Park, University of California at Los Angeles; Justin Stern, Harvard University; Hogeun Park, Michigan State University
  • 2016 Angela Oberg, Rutgers University; Asavari Devadiga, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2015 Susmita Rishi, University of Washington; Hyun Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2014 Yuzhen Gu, University of California, Berkeley; Sergio Montero, University of California, Berkeley; Sudeshna Mitra, Cornell University
  • 2013 Bruno Marot, McGill University; Zhumin Xu, University of New Orleans
  • 2012 Abigail Friendly, University of Toronto; Erick Guerra, University of California, Berkeley; Yi Zhu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;  Salila Prasad Vanka, University of Michigan
  • 2011 Fatima Wajahat, Florida State University; Nishtha Mehta, University of Texas at Austin; Liang Ma, Portland State University; Hiba Bou Akar, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2010 Yu Min Joo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Husein Rahmawati, Texas A&M University; Salila Vanka, University of Michigan; Nicholas R. Smith, Harvard University
  • 2009 Isabelle Anguelovski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kenneth Cheruiyot, University of Cincinnati; Xin Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Charles Oduro, Florida State University
  • 2006 Das Ashok, University of California, Los Angeles; Sandra Lee Pinel, University of Wisconsin; Zhilin Liu, Cornell University; Surajit Chakravart, University of Southern California
  • 2005 Nora Libertun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mi Shih, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Anirban Pal, University of Colorado; Deden Rukmana, Florida State University
  • 2004 Murtaza Hatim Baxamusa, University of Southern California; Ramya Ramanath , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Nazife Emel Ganapati, University of Southern California; Yiping Fang, University of Colorado


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


2910 Kerry Forest Parkway, D4-206 • Tallahassee, FL 32309