The MES Distinguished Scholar Award
Established in 2006, the biennial MES Distinguished Scholar Award includes a cash award of $500, and recognition at the Middle East Section business meeting at the annual AAA conference. The Distinguished Scholar award is granted to an anthropologist of the Middle East whose teaching and whose contributions to the literature and the profession have substantially advanced the field. The call for nominations is typically issued in the spring and the deadline is April 15. Please see the link above or check the news announcements for more details.
The MES Student Paper Prize
The MES proudly sponsors an annual paper prize for students in anthropology and related disciplines. Established in 2000, the MES Student Paper Prize includes a cash award of $500, ideally to help defray the costs of travel to the annual AAA conference, and recognition at the Middle East Section meeting at the conference. Papers from current undergraduate or graduate students on any aspect of Middle East anthropology will be evaluated according to originality, significance, use of data, and quality of writing. Papers may not have been published at the time of submission. The call for papers is typically issued in the spring, and the deadline for submission is June 1. Please see the link above or check the news announcements for more details.