Important Dates for Competitions

Award Nomination Deadline Award Presentation Contact
Small Grants Program May 1, 2015 AAA Meeting Jeffrey Johnson
Junior Scholar Award October 13 AAA Meeting Jeffrey Johnson
Julian Steward Award May 1, 2015 AAA Meeting Jeffrey Johnson
Roy A. Rappaport Graduate Student Award March 18, 2015 AAA Meeting Rebecca Zarger


Small Grants for Collaborative Problem Solving

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.

Junior Scholar Award

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.

Julian Steward Award

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.

Roy A. Rappaport Graduate Student Prize

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.

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