New Student Paper Prize for Practicing Anthropology

The Student Committee (SC) of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is happy to announce a new student paper prize competition. Just as the winner of the Peter K. New Award student paper competition (overseen by the SfAA Executive Board) has the opportunity to publish in Human Organization, the winner of the new student paper prize competition (overseen by the SC) will work with the editor of Practicing Anthropology for the publication of their paper. We expect the winning paper will be published in early 2013.

We encourage papers that are tethered to the theme of this year’s student columns in the SfAA newsletter and the student track at the up-coming meeting in Denver: Revolution.  However, we welcome submissions of all themes from students engaged in applied anthropology. The editor of PA requests that submissions reflect or critique a point of view rather than add new research to a topic; references should be kept to a minimum as a result. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: (1) originality, (2) clarity of analysis and presentation, (3) relevance to applied anthropology.

Judging will take place in two stages: (1) a first round of panels assembled by the SC and comprised of a mix of former SC members, young scholars, recently tenured professionals, and a senior advisor to serve in a consulting position; followed by (2) a final panel of professionals and academics with interests closely aligned to those of the papers selected for final review. Guidelines for submission must meet the same standard as regular submissions to PA.

Please submit papers to SC editor Emilie Springer ( by January 1st 2013.