Important Dates for Competitions
|Award||Nomination Deadline||Award Presentation||Contact|
|Small Grants Program||November 1||AAA Meeting||Jeffrey Johnson
|Junior Scholar Award||October 13||AAA Meeting||Jeffrey Johnson
|Julian Steward Award||May 1||AAA Meeting||Jeffrey Johnson
|Roy A. Rappaport Graduate Student Award||March 18, 2015||AAA Meeting||Rebecca Zarger
The goal of the Anthropology & Environment Section’s Small Grants Program is to foster collaboration among practicing and academic anthropologists, grassroots activists, and/or organizations and inspire innovative solutions to environmental issues. The small grants program is particularly interested in projects that facilitate communication and brainstorming between groups or that lead to program or institution building necessary to form innovative solutions. Proposals may address local, national or global concerns, issues, or problems.
The Junior Scholar Award is for scholars beginning their careers who are either untenured and/or within five years of having obtained a Ph.D. The purpose of this $250 award is to encourage talented junior scholars to continue working in the domain of anthropology and environment by recognizing their exemplary scholarship. Judging will be based on refereed journal articles, which must be at least in galley or page-proof stage of publication.
The Anthropology and the Environment Section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) awards the Julian Steward Award for the best monograph in environmental/ecological anthropology.
Each year, the Anthropology & Environment Section of AAA selects up to five graduate students to present a paper at the AAA meetings. One student will be awarded the Rappaport Student Prize, which includes a $250 cash award. All five panelists (including the Prize winner) will receive partial support for travel to the AAA meetings. All of the selected panelists will be encouraged and guided by the A&E Board to pursue publication in relevant journals. Those selected to present in the Discussion Panel will write a full, article-length (up to 8000 words) papers. Consideration for the Rappaport Prize will be based on these papers. The papers should be written with the expectation that they will ultimately be submitted for publication.