Organization: American Anthropological Association & Related Sections
Society for Linguistic Anthropology Student Paper Award (http://linguisticanthropology.org/about/prizes/)
The Society for Linguistic Anthropology holds an annual student essay competition at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In order to be eligible for one of these awards, the applicant must have been either a graduate or undergraduate student in a degree-granting program when the paper was written; must be the sole author of the paper; and must submit the paper no more than two years after it was written.
The paper must be an original work based on original research conducted by the author. It will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, significance to the field, and substantive contribution. The paper should be suitable for submission to the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology and must not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, not including bibliography. At the time of submission for this competition, the paper must not have been published or submitted for publication.
The winner in each category (graduate and undergraduate) will receive a $500 prize and a grant of up to $300 to cover expenses for travel to the AAA meeting to accept the award.
Undergraduate Student Paper Prize Competition: July 15 deadline
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. A prize will be awarded in each category only if a submission of sufficiently high quality is received. The winner or winners will be announced at the SLA business meeting, which is held during the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. The winner in each category (undergraduate and graduate) receives an award certificate as well as a cash prize.
The paper must be submitted electronically in either .pdf or .doc format. It should be sent to Jillian Cavanaugh (SLA Member at Large) at email@example.com by the deadline of July 15. The cover sheet should include the title of the paper; the author’s name; the author’s email address; the author’s college or university affiliation; the prize category (undergraduate or graduate) for which the paper is being submitted; and the name of the faculty member who served as the student’s advisor with respect to the writing of the paper.