The American Association of Physical Anthropologists awards prizes to outstanding presentations at the annual meeting whose first author is a student member.
The AAPA has long recognized the important contributions made to our discipline by students. For decades, specific named awards were conferred for outstanding podium and poster presentations. A list of these awards and awardees can be found below. As our annual meeting has grown and the distinctions between podium and poster presentations are blurred, the AAPA Executive Committee has elected to bestow each AAPA-supported award (usually between 4-6) as an American Association of Physical Anthropologists Award for Outstanding Student Presentation. Similarly, the AAPA will also confer the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Honorable Mention for Student Presentation. Endowed awards, awards supported by journals and publishers, along with awards co-sponsored with other organizations will remain unchanged in name. As always, all awards will be announced and celebrated during the closing reception of the AAPA Annual Meeting.
For an excellent poster or podium presentation on bones or teeth
For an excellent poster or podium presentation on primatology
For an excellent poster or podium presentation on human or primate evolution
For excellent poster and podium presentations that are judged to best implement either traditional or state-of-the-art anatomical methodologies in innovative anthropological research (subject to co-funding by the Association of Anatomists).
There are many more excellent student poster and podium presentations than we have named awards. As the result a number of Honorable Mention Prizes are awarded each year.
Eligibility: To be eligible for a prize, a paper or poster must meet the following criteria:
[Please note that only abstracts submitted for the October 15 deadline are eligible. Abstracts submitted for other types of symposia (e.g. workshop or the undergraduate student research symposium) do not fall under the purview of this competition.]
You will need the following information to submit your application:
Deadline to enter the 2021 competition is March 1, 2021.
Review and Decisions: The Student Program Committee judges the written summaries and the visual/oral presentations given at the AAPA meetings for quality of ideas and clarity of presentation. Prizes are awarded at the Closing and Awards Reception on the last evening of the Annual Meetings. The value of the each award is $500. Everyone who enters the competition will receive a short review of their presentation from one of the judges.
Further information may be obtained from the Student Programs Committee Chair Dr. Christina Torres-Rouff: [email protected]
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