Student Achievement Award
NAPA Student Achievement Award
The 2012 awards were presented in San Francisco on November 16. See the archives for a list of winners of the ninth annual award.
The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology offers the annual Student Achievement Award to recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The Award recognizes students who have excelled in the field and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts, to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting and see their work published.
AWARDS and RECOGNITION
(1) Up to three cash prizes may be awarded:
[ ] $300, 1st Place
[ ] $100, 1st Runner Up
[ ] $50, 2nd Runner Up
(2) Papers go through a peer review process and will be considered for online publication by NAPA.
(3) Awardees will receive a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting during the AAA annual meeting.
Students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time they submit their paper. Submissions must be original work of publishable quality. The work may be undertaken alone or in collaboration with others, but for papers with one or more co-authors, an enrolled student must be the paper’s first author.
REQUIREMENTS and CRITERIA
Papers must be no more than 25 pages of text and footnotes, excluding bibliography and any supporting materials. Papers should conform to the author guidelines of the American Anthropologist (http://www.aaanet.org/publications/guidelines.cfm). Papers must be a product of work relevant to practicing and applied anthropology, including, but not limited to: examinations of community impact, contributions to identifying and improving local/service needs, or communicating anthropological theory and methods to non-anthropologists in collaborative research settings including nonprofit agencies, communities, and business and industrial organizations.
CRITERIA for EVALUATION
Papers will be judged on the following criteria:
• Clearly states the problem or issue being investigated, as well as its relevance to practicing/applied anthropology.
• Clearly states the practical implications of the research for addressing or understanding real-world problems, and discusses recommendations, appropriate solutions, or outcomes.
• Considers arguments that potentially undermine the position being supported, and acknowledges both their plausibility and their limitations.
• Be mechanically sound, including strong grammatical writing, proper formatting, and appropriate citations and bibliography. Papers should be double-spaced, 12 pt. font. Students are encouraged to have the papers reviewed by an academic adviser before submission, although this is not mandatory.
The deadline for submission for the next award will be posted on this site in early 2013. Papers must be submitted via email by the deadline to the NAPA Student Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the award, contact the student representative at this email address.
Past Award Winners
For information on past award winners, see the Student Achievement Award archive page at http://practicinganthropology.org/students/student-achievement-award/student-award-archive/.