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RFP – Small Grants for Developing Ethics Curricular Materials

The AAA Small Grants Program seeks to foster the development and use of curricular materials for the teaching and communication of ethics and ethical practice across the discipline of anthropology. Administered by the AAA Committee on Ethics, this small grant program encourages the awareness of and innovation in ethics curricular materials used in introductory, undergraduate, and graduate classes. Proposals for the development of curricular materials in a variety of forms are welcome, including texts, films, blogs, websites, exhibits, and other innovative media forms.  The grant recipient(s) will have ten months to complete these new curricular materials, the results of which will be featured in the “Ethical Currents” column of the December issue of Anthropology News as well as on the AAA ethics blog, and highlighted at the Annual Meeting.

The deadline for proposals is November 8, 2013.

Click here for eligibility, proposal format and submission details.

RFP – Small Grants for Developing Ethics Curricular Materials

The AAA Small Grants Program seeks to foster the development and use of curricular materials for the teaching and communication of ethics and ethical practice across the discipline of anthropology. Administered by the AAA Committee on Ethics, this small grant program encourages the awareness of and innovation in ethics curricular materials used in introductory, undergraduate, and graduate classes. Proposals for the development of curricular materials in a variety of forms are welcome, including texts, films, blogs, websites, exhibits, and other innovative media forms.  The grant recipient(s) will have ten months to complete these new curricular materials, the results of which will be featured in the “Ethical Currents” column of the December issue of Anthropology News as well as on the AAA ethics blog, and highlighted at the Annual Meeting.

The deadline for proposals is November 8, 2013.

Click here for eligibility, proposal format and submission details.

It’s time to vote in the 2013 Elections

Cast your vote by logging in to AnthroGateway, click on the “My Information” page, and then click on the “Vote Now!” button.

This month we’ll take a look at the candidates.

Today’s feature are the candidates for the undesignated seat of the Committee on Ethics. The objective of the Committee on Ethics is a standing committee of the Association, which is responsible for the design and implementation of the Association’s ethics education and advisory program. The objectives of the ethics education program are (1) to increase the number of candidates for all degrees in anthropology receiving training in ethics before graduating; (2) to provide ongoing education in ethical issues for all AAA members; (3) to provide advice to AAA members facing/raising ethical dilemmas, and (4) to provide guidance to the Executive Board about AAA codes and guidelines.

Click here to learn more about the Committee on Ethics.

Scott HutsonScott Hutson

My ethical commitments roughly follow Anthony Appiah’s insistence on ethical principles that are both rooted and cosmopolitan. As a qualification for this position, I have served twice as a judge for the Ethics Bowl at the Society for American Archaeology meetings (2007, 2009). Insofar as anthropologists’ relations with indigenous people are an important part of anthropological ethics, a second qualification includes my having lived and worked in indigenous communities as part of my field research but also as a result of chance circumstances not related to research.  More specifically, I have worked with native Maya people in Mexico for the last 15 years, and have also spent months living in indigenous communities in Peru, the United States, and elsewhere. Finally, as a teacher, I have made ethical considerations a central part of my undergraduate and graduate courses.

Robert TrotterRobert Trotter II

I see the future of anthropology as very bright, high impact, and high potential, based on my own career and those of my close friends and associates, and even or especially on the careers of others in what might be called the loyal theoretical opposition.  I have been the very fortunate recipient of more than 60 externally funded research projects from such diverse sources as NIH, NSF, CDC, WHO, and foundations. These projects have resulted in the publication of 10 books,  15 monographs,  45 chapters in books, over 75 referred articles, and some miscellaneous other publications (reviews, poems, films, etc.).  I have served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA), The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), and the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology  (NAPA, President 1988-1990).  I have also twice served as chair of my anthropology department, through times of growth and challenge (which can also produce growth).  I have theoretical and pragmatic experience in forming and maintaining successful partnerships with institutions (governmental, academic, and corporate) and communities (domestic and international).  The American Anthropological Association is on an excellent trajectory to enhance anthropological science and humanistic endeavors.  I would like to be a positive part of that trajectory.

Log-in to AnthroGateway to vote today!

It’s time to vote in the 2013 Elections

Cast your vote by logging in to AnthroGateway, click on the “My Information” page, and then click on the “Vote Now!” button.

This month we’ll take a look at the candidates.

Today’s feature are the candidates for the linguistic seat of the Committee on Ethics. The objective of the Committee on Ethics is a standing committee of the Association, which is responsible for the design and implementation of the Association’s ethics education and advisory program. The objectives of the ethics education program are (1) to increase the number of candidates for all degrees in anthropology receiving training in ethics before graduating; (2) to provide ongoing education in ethical issues for all AAA members; (3) to provide advice to AAA members facing/raising ethical dilemmas, and (4) to provide guidance to the Executive Board about AAA codes and guidelines.

Click here to learn more about the Committee on Ethics.

Christopher BallChristopher Ball

The recent revision of the American Anthropological Association’s Ethics Code presents new opportunities for the Committee on Ethics’ education and advisory programs. I aim to contribute to implementation of ethics education within the discipline and beyond, as well as continuing development of ethical guidelines for professional conduct. In particular I bring to the committee expertise on the specific ethical issues raised by research involving language, including student research conducted with non-native speakers of English, professional member research in diverse sociolinguistic scenes, and the difficulties of informed consent and linguistic translation. I am a linguistic anthropologist who conducts field research with speakers of indigenous languages of Latin America and with Japanese speakers in rural Japan. My research experience has influenced my commitment to the construction of ethical models for the representation of language and other forms of expression within anthropology and in public discourse. This is reflected in my writing on endangerment of indigenous languages as well as social and political inequalities experienced by speakers of marginalized varieties of dominant state languages. I am also committed to building ethical awareness into undergraduate and graduate curriculum involving ethnographic and related research methodologies.

Steven BlackSteven Black

My scholarship, based on ethnographic research with marginalized Zulu speaking South Africans living with HIV/AIDS amid stigma, includes a focus on ethical practice in data analysis, publication, and fieldwork. In my work I have become familiar with how South Africans face stigma through language and music. These communicative processes are inherently ethical. In my scholarship I address questions of how morality and ethics are constituted in everyday lives and how neoliberal discourses shape understandings of ethical action. In addition to shared anthropological concerns about research participant anonymity, in publications I am cognizant of the problem of showing faces of people who might be stigmatized as a result. This is a difficult issue given the central use of visual materials in my data analysis. During fieldwork, I face issues such as how to truthfully represent my work to South Africans who might stigmatize research participants and questions about how the mantra “do no harm” should be interpreted in this context. I also work to contribute to the lives of the marginalized, stigmatized individuals with whom I work. I feel that linguistic anthropology offers unique viewpoints on ethics, and I would welcome the opportunity to represent these perspectives on the ethics committee.

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Request for Proposals – Ethics Small Grant Program

Small Grants For Developing Ethics Curricular Materials

Goals of the Program
The AAA Small Grants Program seeks to foster the development and use of curricular materials for the teaching and communication of ethics and ethical practice across the discipline of anthropology. Administered by the AAA Committee on Ethics, this small grant program encourages the awareness of and innovation in ethics curricular materials used in introductory, undergraduate, and graduate classes. Proposals for the development of curricular materials in a variety of forms are welcome, including texts, films, blogs, websites, exhibits, and other innovative media forms.  The grant recipient(s) will have ten months to complete these new curricular materials, the results of which will be featured in the “Ethical Currents” column of the December issue of AN as well as on the AAA ethics blog, and highlighted at the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility
All members of the American Anthropological Association are eligible to apply. Please visit www.aaanet.org for details on joining the Association, dues and benefits of membership.

Proposals may request from $200 to $1,000 and must address a clearly-defined curricular material development project.  Note, the total budget allocation for this grant program for is $1000, thus proposals that include matching funds are encouraged. The Committee On Ethics reserves the right to subdivide funds between worthy applications; your proposal, therefore, may be funded in part or in whole. Please provide budget justification with this in mind. Continue reading

Request for Proposals – Ethics Small Grant Program

Small Grants For Developing Ethics Curricular Materials

Goals of the Program
The AAA Small Grants Program seeks to foster the development and use of curricular materials for the teaching and communication of ethics and ethical practice across the discipline of anthropology. Administered by the AAA Committee on Ethics, this small grant program encourages the awareness of and innovation in ethics curricular materials used in introductory, undergraduate, and graduate classes. Proposals for the development of curricular materials in a variety of forms are welcome, including texts, films, blogs, websites, exhibits, and other innovative media forms.  The grant recipient(s) will have ten months to complete these new curricular materials, the results of which will be featured in the “Ethical Currents” column of the December issue of AN as well as on the AAA ethics blog, and highlighted at the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility
All members of the American Anthropological Association are eligible to apply. Please visit www.aaanet.org for details on joining the Association, dues and benefits of membership.

Proposals may request from $200 to $1,000 and must address a clearly-defined curricular material development project.  Note, the total budget allocation for this grant program for is $1000, thus proposals that include matching funds are encouraged. The Committee On Ethics reserves the right to subdivide funds between worthy applications; your proposal, therefore, may be funded in part or in whole. Please provide budget justification with this in mind.

Conflict of Interest Statement
All CoE award committees follow NSF guidelines regarding potential conflict of interest between applicants and reviewers.

Deadlines
The deadline for proposals is November 2, 2012.  Please send proposals, acceptable in the following format only, and/or any questions about the program via email to simoncraddock.lee@utsouthwestern.edu in advance of the deadline.

Proposal Format
1. Application Cover Page should include the name, organization/department, address, phone number, and AAA membership number of the applicant, the title of the project, and the total amount in the requested budget.

2. Summary or Abstract (1/2 page). Present a brief summary of the entire proposal.

3. Project Description, including timeline (two pages). The project description should address the following questions: (a) What is the new curricular material to be developed? (Provide detail on form, content, and development strategies and intended audiences — including the potential involvement of undergraduate or graduate students and the broader public). (b) What is the curricular lacuna(e) that this new material will fill?  (c) How will this new material address the specificities of anthropological ethics?  (d) How will this new material be disseminated, beyond the write-up in AN and on the ethics blog?  (e) Provide a timeline for the production of this new material?

4. Summation of Applicant’s CV (2 pages maximum)

5. Budget Justification (approx. 1/2 page). Provide justification for the budget and any additional information to help the review committee understand how calculations were made. Explain any unusual line items in the budget. If the requested grant amount will not cover all project expenses, please indicate the other sources of funding. You may also identify other contributions in this section, such as your time, resources of your department, equipment and other materials.

Grant Timeline
The successful applicant(s) will be notified in December 2012 and the grant awarded in January 2013.  The new curricular material must be completed by November 1, 2013.  A final report (1 page) is to be submitted to Committee on Ethics member, Simon Craddock Lee (simoncraddock.lee@utsouthwestern.edu) by December 1, 2013.

The successful applicant is also responsible for providing a write-up about the new curricular material for the “Ethical Currents” column of the December 2013 issue of AN as well as providing additional content and links for the AAA ethics blog.

Request for Proposals – Ethics Small Grant Program

Small Grants For Developing Ethics Curricular Materials

Goals of the Program
The AAA Small Grants Program seeks to foster the development and use of curricular materials for the teaching and communication of ethics and ethical practice across the discipline of anthropology. Administered by the AAA Committee on Ethics, this small grant program encourages the awareness of and innovation in ethics curricular materials used in introductory, undergraduate, and graduate classes. Proposals for the development of curricular materials in a variety of forms are welcome, including texts, films, blogs, websites, exhibits, and other innovative media forms.  The grant recipient(s) will have ten months to complete these new curricular materials, the results of which will be featured in the “Ethical Currents” column of the December issue of AN as well as on the AAA ethics blog, and highlighted at the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility
All members of the American Anthropological Association are eligible to apply. Please visit www.aaanet.org for details on joining the Association, dues and benefits of membership.

Proposals may request from $200 to $1,000 and must address a clearly-defined curricular material development project.  Note, the total budget allocation for this grant program for is $1000, thus proposals that include matching funds are encouraged. The Committee On Ethics reserves the right to subdivide funds between worthy applications; your proposal, therefore, may be funded in part or in whole. Please provide budget justification with this in mind.

Conflict of Interest Statement
All CoE award committees follow NSF guidelines regarding potential conflict of interest between applicants and reviewers.

Deadlines
The deadline for proposals is November 2, 2012.  Please send proposals, acceptable in the following format only, and/or any questions about the program via email to simoncraddock.lee@utsouthwestern.edu in advance of the deadline.

Proposal Format
1. Application Cover Page should include the name, organization/department, address, phone number, and AAA membership number of the applicant, the title of the project, and the total amount in the requested budget.

2. Summary or Abstract (1/2 page). Present a brief summary of the entire proposal.

3. Project Description, including timeline (two pages). The project description should address the following questions: (a) What is the new curricular material to be developed? (Provide detail on form, content, and development strategies and intended audiences — including the potential involvement of undergraduate or graduate students and the broader public). (b) What is the curricular lacuna(e) that this new material will fill?  (c) How will this new material address the specificities of anthropological ethics?  (d) How will this new material be disseminated, beyond the write-up in AN and on the ethics blog?  (e) Provide a timeline for the production of this new material?

4. Summation of Applicant’s CV (2 pages maximum)

5. Budget Justification (approx. 1/2 page). Provide justification for the budget and any additional information to help the review committee understand how calculations were made. Explain any unusual line items in the budget. If the requested grant amount will not cover all project expenses, please indicate the other sources of funding. You may also identify other contributions in this section, such as your time, resources of your department, equipment and other materials.

Grant Timeline
The successful applicant(s) will be notified in December 2012 and the grant awarded in January 2013.  The new curricular material must be completed by November 1, 2013.  A final report (1 page) is to be submitted to Committee on Ethics member, Simon Craddock Lee (simoncraddock.lee@utsouthwestern.edu) by December 1, 2013.

The successful applicant is also responsible for providing a write-up about the new curricular material for the “Ethical Currents” column of the December 2013 issue of AN as well as providing additional content and links for the AAA ethics blog.

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