Student award in practicing anthropology

2011 NAPA Student Achievement Award

NAPA is now accepting submissions for the Eighth Annual Student Achievement Award, to recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The award honors students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts, to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting and possibly see their work published.

Awards include three cash prizes: $300 first place; $100 first runner-up; and $50 second runner-up. Additionally, students will be awarded a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting during the 2011 AAA meeting in Montreal, Quebec.

Papers must be no more than 25 pages in text and footnotes, excluding bibliography and any supporting materials. Papers should conform to the author guidelines of American Anthropologist. Papers must be a product of work relevant to practicing and applied anthropology including, but not limited to: examinations of community impact, contributions to identifying and improving local/service needs, or communicating anthropological theory and methods to non-anthropologists in collaborative research settings including non-profit agencies, communities, business and industrial organizations.

The deadline for submission is July 1, 2011. For more information on eligibility, judging criteria, or to submit a paper, contact NAPA Student Representative Melissa Stevens at

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