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Start Your Nominations For The AAA Awards

Submission deadlines for AAA Awards and Prizes begin as early as February 1. If you have not done so already, start to prepare your award nominations today. For complete details on AAA awards and prizes, click here.

The following awards requires nomination:

Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology
(click here for additional details)

Submission Deadline: March 1st
This award is presented annually by the AAA to its members whose careers demonstrate extraordinary achievement that have well served the anthropological profession.

AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology
(click here for additional details)

Submission Deadline: March 1st
This award given annually was established in 1997 to recognize teachers who have contributed to and encouraged the study of anthropology.

Anthropology in Media Award (AIME)
(click here for additional details)

Submission Deadline: March 1st
This award given annually was established in 1987 to recognize the successful communication of anthropology to the general public through the media.

Robert B Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology
(click here for additional details)

Submission Deadline: March 1st
This award given annually was established in 1998 to encourage and reward excellent contributions in the use of anthropological perspectives, theories, models and methods in an anticipatory mode.

Margaret Mead Award (click here for additional details)
Submission Deadline: March 15th
This $1000 award is presented annually to a younger scholar for a particular accomplishment such as a book, film, monograph, or service, which interprets anthropological data and principles in ways that make them meaningful and accessible to a broadly concerned public.

Anthropology in Public Policy Award (AIPP)
(click here for additional details)
Submission Deadline: 1 February
Starting in 2013, this $500 award will be conferred every other year in rotation with the Kimball Award.
CoGEA Award
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Submission Deadline: May 1st
Sponsored by the AAA Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology and awarded annually, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the courage to bring to light and investigate practices in anthropology that are potentially discriminatory to women.

2012 American Anthropological Association Awards

It’s not too early to start thinking about the 2012 AAA Awards. The following awards have spring nomination deadlines:

Alfred Vincent Kidder Award
Established in 1950, this award is awarded every two years to an outstanding archaeologist specializing in the archaeology of the Americas. 
Deadline: February 15, 2012      

Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology
This award is presented annually by the AAA to its members whose careers demonstrate extraordinary achievement that have well served the anthropological profession.
Deadline: March 1, 2012

AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology
This award was established in 1997 to recognize teachers who have contributed to and encouraged the study of anthropology.
Deadline: March 1, 2012

Robert B Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology
This award was established in 1998 to encourage and reward excellent contributions in the use of anthropological perspectives, theories, models and methods in an anticipatory mode.
Deadline: March 1, 2012

Anthropology in Media Award
This award was established in 1987 to recognize the successful communication of anthropology to the general public through the media.
Deadline: March 1, 2012

Margaret Mead Award (AAA and SfAA)
This $1000 award is presented to a younger scholar for a particular accomplishment such as a book, film, monograph, or service, which interprets anthropological data and principles in ways that make them meaningful and accessible to a broadly concerned public.
Deadline: March 15, 2012 

David M Schneider Award
Throughout his life, David Schneider’s work on kinship, culture theory and American culture was provocative and iconoclastic. This $1000 award will be given in recognition of work that treats one or more of these topics in a fresh and innovative fashion.
Deadline: June 1, 2012

Solon T. Kimball Award
Established to honor exemplary anthropologists for outstanding recent achievements that have contributed to the development of anthropology as an applied science and have had important impacts on public policy.
Deadline: June 1, 2012

Visit the AAA website to learn more about all the AAA Awards.

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