SMA/EASA Conference Offers Global Network Travel Grants (Deadline: March 1)

SMA/EASA Conference Offers Global Network Travel Grants (Deadline: March 1)

i Jan 25th Comments Off by

The aim of the joint SMA/EASA conference in Tarragona, Spain is for these two networks to meet, but also to engage colleagues from areas of the world where professional medical anthropology networks and societies are not well formed, especially in Africa, South America, Asia and the Pacific. We have been awarded funds from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to facilitate participation in the conference by a more geographically diverse population of medical anthropological researchers. We invite you to register and participate in the Tarragona conference, and encourage you to apply as needed for the Global Network Travel Award.

The Global Network Travel Award is a competitive, need-based award to facilitate attendance and participation in the EASA/SMA Joint Conference in Tarragona, Spain (June 2013). Ideal candidates will come from developing contexts and/or parts of the world where a professional network or society of medical anthropologists has not yet formed or is only minimally developed. Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Scientific Committee. Awardees may be invited to take leadership roles within the conference proceedings.

Application Procedure
To apply, please email a one-page description of need, and your proposed paper/poster/video (Word or PDF format, if possible) to Professor Cartwright ( no later than March 1, 2013. Award recipients will be notified by April 1, 2013. Award funds must be used to subsidize travel, conference fees and accommodations. The conference will be held in English; however, every effort will be made to facilitate translation through volunteer student translators and multi-lingual signage.

SMA Student Travel Fellowships: Apply by March 1, 2013

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The SMA is pleased to be able to offer its student members a limited number of $800 student travel fellowships for travel to the 2013 SMA/EASA meeting in Tarragona, Spain. Eligibility is restricted to student members of the SMA who are (1) presenting at SMA/EASA meeting, or (2) presenting at the Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) meeting and attending the SMA/EASA meeting. Fellowships will be awarded based on the clarity, significance and innovation of their submitted abstract, and the strength of a letter of support from a faculty member who can discuss the significance of their presented work.

Eligibility Requirements (must meet all four)

  1. Submit proof of current student SMA student membership
  2. Submit proof of registration for the SMA/EASA conference
  3. Submit a copy of your SMA/EASA or MAYS paper abstract (due February 15, 2013 via conference website)
  4. Submit a letter of recommendation from an advisor


Creating new agendas: Impediments and catalysts

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MAYS (Medical Anthropology Young Scholars) 4th Annual Meeting
10-11 June 2013, Tarragona, Spain

After the successful Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) meetings in Berlin and Oxford (2010), Warsaw (2011) and Paris (2012), MAYS would now like to invite young scholars of medical anthropology to present their work in the usual enjoyable and creative MAYS atmosphere at the next annual meeting in Tarragona, Spain, 10-11 June 2013.

This MAYS meeting will precede the Joint International Conference “Encounters and Engagements: Creating New Agendas for Medical Anthropology” organized by the American Anthropological Association’s Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA), the European Association of Social Anthropologists’ (EASA) Medical Anthropology Network and the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work, Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV), Tarragona, Spain, 12-15 June 2013. (more…)