Deadline July 1 (update: 2013 deadline extended to August 1)
Purpose: To recognize excellence in graduate student mentorship and acknowledge the important contributions of medical anthropologists who have provided exceptional guidance and outstanding support to graduate students in this field.
For whom and for what: This award is aimed at senior or mid-career scholars who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to teaching and mentorship throughout their careers, particularly those who have taken the time to thoughtfully and successfully guide their MA and PhD students through their fieldwork experience and the thesis/dissertation writing process.
Attributes to Consider:
Nomination Procedures and Application Materials:
A minimum of three letters of nomination to be submitted from current and/or former students outlining the ways in which the candidate has been a strong mentor, advisor and/or teacher. One additional letter may also be submitted by a junior colleague who has also been mentored by the candidate; however, this is not a requirement. Each letter should consider the above criteria and address any other attributes or practices that have led to supportive, successful mentoring. Nominations for the faculty mentor award will be kept for three years for consideration by the award committee.
Send materials to:
Rebecca Read- Wahidi
Dept of Anthropology
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
What Will Be Awarded, and When:
Awards will be announced at the SMA business meeting at the AAA. Candidates will be presented with a plaque of appreciation and a two hundred dollar check.