APLA graduate student paper prize

The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., S.J.D. etc.) to send stand-alone papers centering on the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes.
Topics may include citizenship; colonialism and post-colonial public spheres; cosmopolitanism; cultural politics; disability; environment; globalization; governance; humanitarianism; medicine, science, and technology; multiculturalism; nationalism; NGOs and civil society; new media; immigration and refugees; race and racial oppression; resistance; religious institutions; security, policing, or militarism; sexualities; social movements; human and civil rights; sovereignty; war and conflict.  We encourage submissions that expand the purview of political and legal anthropology and challenge us to think in new ways about power, politics and law.The committee will select five finalists; each finalist will be assigned a mentor who shares substantive interests to offer feedback. APLA awards a cash prize of $350.00, plus travel expenses of up to $650.00 if the prize winner attends the 2017 annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Washington DC) to receive the prize in person. The prize winner will be announced in Anthropology News, and the winning paper will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, PoLAR: The Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Authors must be enrolled in a graduate program through at least May 1, 2017. Papers should not exceed 8,000 words (including notes and references) and should follow the style guidelines of PoLAR, which are detailed in the American Anthropological Association Style Guide. Please review the submission instructions carefully, as they have been revised.

Submission Instructions

Please submit papers to jennifer.curtis@ed.ac.uk by July 1, 2017. To facilitate a blind review process, please send two, separate .pdf files according to the following specifications:

1) A title page with your name, paper title, and contact information.
2) The paper manuscript itself, devoid of personal identifiers, but with title in the header of each page.

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize Committee:
Jennifer Curtis, chair
Kate Sullivan
Erik Harms
Mindie Lazarus-Black

ASAP graduate paper prize

The Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) invites submissions for the 2017 Graduate Paper Prize.

ASAP awards a prize of $250 annually for the best graduate student paper on any aspect of the anthropology of policy and a condensed version of the winning paper will be published in the ASAP Anthropology News column and linked on the ASAP website.

Papers must be based upon substantial and original ethnographic fieldwork.  A committee of three ASAP board members will read and assess the papers based upon the originality and depth of their empirical research and their contribution to the field; organization, quality, and clarity of writing; the implications/ramifications of the policy and its implementation; and cogency of argument.

Manuscripts should be sent to Jennifer Hubbert (hubbert@lclark.edu) as MS Word files, double-spaced, with one file for the text itself (with author’s name removed) and another file for the cover page (see details below). The award winner will be notified in early fall, 2017.

General eligibility criteria:

  1. Students must be in a degree-granting program (including MA or PhD) at the time of their submission.
  2. Students must be members of ASAP.
  3. Paper must be the original work of the student and previously unpublished.
  4. Paper must have been written in the current 2016-2017 academic year (i.e., since August 2016)
  5. Limit of one submission per student; previous applicants may apply.

Manuscript format criteria:

  1. All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced.
  2. Maximum length for the body of the text 7,000 words.
  3. All submissions must follow the standard anthropological format for citations, endnotes, and “References Cited” as outlined in the American Anthropologist style guide.
  4. Authors must include a title and an abstract of 250 words or less on the first page of the paper.
  5. The author’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, university affiliation and academic status (MA or PhD) should appear typed on a cover sheet separate from the manuscript. The author’s name should not appear elsewhere on the manuscript.
  6. The paper must be submitted to Jennifer Hubbert by May 15, 2017. No late entries will be accepted and submissions will not be returned. Outside of the award itself, comments on the papers will not be provided to authors.
  7. Entries that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Graduate student paper prize (SAE)

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SAE 2016 GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER PRIZE COMPETITION

The Society for the Anthropology of Europe is calling for submissions for its annual graduate student paper prize competition. Manuscripts must deal with some aspect of Europeanist anthropology and/or Europeanist anthropology’s contribution to the broader field of anthropology. This rule will be interpreted liberally to include papers of a comparative and/or theoretical nature.

Submissions will receive substantial feedback from the review committee; candidates should thus send their most mature work in publishable article format with the ultimate goal of submitting them later for publication. Word limit is 8000, inclusive of abstract, main text, and references. Submissions should not have been previously published in print or online media. The committee will evaluate originality, contribution to the field, and writing style appropriate for a manuscript in preparation for publication in an academic journal.

Students will be notified in October regarding the review committee’s decision. Three to four finalists will be invited to present their work in the SAE-sponsored roundtable “Café Europa” at the 115th AAA Annual Meeting (Nov16-20, Minneapolis, MN). The winner will be announced at the end of the roundtable and will received the SAE Graduate Student Paper Prize, which comes with a $400 award. Interested graduate students are invited to submit their previously unpublished work, along a title page that includes contact details, to Bilge Firat (bfirat1@binghamton.edu) by August 1, 2016.