The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) offers the annual
Student Achievement Awards to recognize undergraduate and graduate student
contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The awards recognize
students within and outside the United States who have excelled in the field and
provides opportunities for those who have conducted original research/projects in any
applied context to be recognized during the American Anthropological Association
(AAA) annual meetings and have their work considered for publication in the Annals of
Please note that NAPA recognizes the significant impacts and disruptions caused by
COVID-19 in terms of social distancing and traveling. There is no expectation for you to
attend the AAA annual meetings in-person, and all prospective applicants are welcomed
and encouraged to submit their work with this in mind.
The deadline for submission is September 15, 2022. Winners will be notified in early-to-
To find out more about eligibility, submission requirements, and additional details about the
prizes, visit our Student Paper Award page!