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AAA Leadership Mentoring Award Program

The American Anthropological Association is pleased to announce the annual AAA Leadership Mentoring Award Program.  The purpose of this mentorship/award program is to provide a unique opportunity for young professional anthropologists to learn about AAA and leadership opportunities and to encourage future leadership in the association.  Anthropologists three to five years beyond completion of their terminal graduate degree are encouraged to apply.  Each year a group of three to five awardees (mentees) will be paired with a mentor chosen from among AAA leadership.  Mentors will be available to mentees throughout the year to answer questions related to AAA.  Mentees will shadow mentors at the AAA Annual Meeting where there will also be a lunch scheduled for all mentors and mentees to share their experiences in the program.

Mentees will be provided a travel subsidy of $500 to attend the 2012 AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.


An applicant must be:

  1. a member of the American Anthropological Association.
  2. within three to five years of having completed their terminal degree in anthropology.

Application materials and complete instructions are available for download on the AAA website:

Deadline for receipt of materials is March 15, 2012.

Completed application packages should be sent to:

American Anthropological Association

c/o Kathleen Terry-Sharp
Leadership Mentoring/Shadow Program
2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201-3357

Questions regarding the award should be addressed to: Kathleen Terry-Sharp, American Anthropological Association, 2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201, ksharp@aaanet.org.

One Response to AAA Leadership Mentoring Award Program

  • Joan Moran says:

    The AAA Leadership mentoring program looks an outstanding opportunity. I will follow it up. Thanks