Grad paper prize deadline extended to July 10

ASAP graduate paper prize — extended deadline

The Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) invites submissions for its 2018 Graduate Paper Prize. The prize is awarded annually for the best graduate student paper on any aspect of the anthropology of policy. A condensed version of the winning paper will be published in the ASAP Anthropology News column and linked on the ASAP website. There is also a $250 cash award.

Your paper should be based upon substantial and original research. We are particularly interested in originality, depth of research, and contribution to the field. Review criteria will include the paper’s organization, the clarity of writing, and the broader implications of the paper’s topic in terms of the makings, workings, and effects of policy. Papers should directly address the anthropology of policy rather than merely being about policy per se.

Manuscripts should be sent to Jennifer Hubbert ([email protected]) by July 10, 2018.

General eligibility criteria:

Students must be in a degree-granting program (including MA or PhD) at the time of their submission. Paper must be the original work of the student, previously unpublished, and written within the past two years. The author must be in a degree-granting program (either MA or PhD) at the time of submission or when the paper was finalized.

Manuscript format criteria:

Submit the manuscript in an MS Word file with an absolute maximum of 7,000 words, including all notes and references. Use standard anthropological format for citations, end notes, and references cited. Include a title and abstract of 250 words.

Also submit an MS Word cover sheet with your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, university affiliation, and academic status (MA or PhD). Make sure your  name is included only on the cover sheet, so that we can ensure there is blind review.