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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.

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.

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. An application has been attached for your convenience.

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