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AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship – Deadline Extended to March 1

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of U.S. racialized minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.

The deadline to apply has been extended to March 1st. Please visit our website for more information.

AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of U.S. racialized minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.

The deadline to apply is February 15th. Please visit our website for more information.

The AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

Today’s guest blog post is from Shalini ShankarChair of the Committee for Minority Interests in Anthropology (CMIA), Monica Heller, AAA President and AAA CMIA Staff Liaison, Emilia Guevara

We’ve received some excellent questions from our members about the AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship. The main question is whether only US citizens are eligible to apply, and if so, why. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to clarify the situation and to provide additional information.

This fellowship was created in 1999 as a concrete expression of AAA’s opposition to institutional racism in the United States. More specifically, the fellowship is part of AAA’s broader aim to address the historical underrepresentation of racialized minority groups within U.S. anthropology. Extensive fundraising over several years resulted many donations from a wide range of sources, allowing us to set up a permanent fund for this fellowship. We take seriously members’ sentiment that these opportunities should be broader, and include both “dreamers” (students who grew up in the US without legal recognition of their status) and racialized minority students from other countries. At the same time, we remain committed to the original intent of the fellowship and, as underrepresentation of racialized minority groups persists in the US, we cannot lose sight of the communities it was originally intended to address. The President has therefore asked the Committee for Minority Issues in Anthropology (CMIA), which oversees the fellowship, to address this complex issue, and to report to the Executive Board by May 2014 on ways to broaden access to financial and other means of support for racialized minorities.

AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of U.S. racialized minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.

The deadline to apply is February 15th. Please visit our website for more information.

AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.

The deadline to apply is this Friday – February 15th. Please visit our website for more information.

Invitation for Award Nominations

Deadlines are approaching on the following AAA Awards -

February 15

AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship
The AAA invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000 awarded annually.

March 1

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.

AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology
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)
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
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.

March 15

Margaret Mead Award
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.

AAA Leadership Fellows
Awarded annually and established to provide a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about AAA and leadership opportunities and to encourage future leadership in the association. A $500 travel subsidy will be provided to attend the annual meeting.

The following award nominations are due later in the year; however, early submissions are welcome.

May 1

CoGEA Award
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.

June 1

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 annually in recognition of work that treats one or more of these topics in a fresh and innovative fashion.

AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.

The deadline to apply is February 15th. Please visit our website for more information.

Where Are They Now?

As a PhD candidate in anthropology, it can be a real challenge to do fieldwork, teach classes, write your dissertation while keeping food in your stomach and a roof over your head. Anyone who’s in that exciting but occasionally nerve-wracking time probably agrees that a little extra funding can really help the process along. The AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship offers exactly that but it can do even more for you. It’s not just a sum of money doled out: it also conveys prestige and can help launch your career in academia. The achievements of our past recipients demonstrate what the fellowship can do for you.

The Minority Dissertation Fellowship winner from 2002-2003, Audra Simpson, now works in the Anthropology department at Columbia University as an assistant professor. She’s published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and even has a book slated for publication, “Mohawk Interruptus.” Successful in her career, Audra also seeks to, in her own words, bring “the fields of anthropology and Native American Studies into a critical and constructive dialogue with each other.”

Julie Chu, the winner from 2003-2004, now occupies the position of assistant professor within the NYU Anthropology department. She has authored a number of articles in scholarly journals as well as a book, “Cosmologies of Credit: Transnational Mobility and the Politics of Destination in China.” Her book was well-received and garnered a substantial amount of attention, earning the 2011 Sharon Stephens Prize from the American Ethnological Society and the 2012 Clifford Geertz Prize from the Society for the Anthropology of Religion. Aside from articles and books, she is also engaged in an ethnographic film project. In fact, she’s even developing an entirely new ethnographic focus in Chinese soundscapes!

A recent winner from 2008, Rocío Magaña, is already making her mark on the academic world! In short order, she became an assistant professor at Rutgers in the School of Arts & Sciences and has already published articles in edited volumes. According to her own description, her dissertation research offered “an ethnographic analysis of contemporary struggles over border control, humanitarian intervention, and unauthorized migration in the desert regions of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary.” Currently, she is in process of continuing that research and crafting a publishable book with it.

The Minority Dissertation Fellowship has already launched the careers of these anthropologists and a number of others, helping them establish a foothold in the tough world of academia. What can it do for you?

AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.

The deadline to apply is February 15th. Please visit our website for more information.

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