Pollitzer Student Travel Awards 2021 Application Form
2021 Essay Topic:
The year 2020 will long be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic and of social uprisings against racial injustice. This combination of the pandemic and structural racism has likely impacted everyone directly or indirectly through the communities in which they participate. In an era of “fake news,” many individuals deny the science behind fighting against COVID-19 and do not understand the ways that structural racism impacts health. In your essay, please describe the role biological anthropologists should play in informing the public about the intersections of public health and race. Importantly, address how science communication should factor into the training and responsibilities of practicing and future biological anthropologists.
Use references as needed for your answer.
No more than 750 words long (excluding references).
Any submission over 750 words will be automatically disqualified.
References are not counted towards the 750 words and should be included in the same text box with the essay.
February 1, 2021, 11:59pm Samoa Standard Time (UTC-11).
Free annual meeting registration.
All AAPA student members (undergraduate and graduate)
AAPA members only
NO requirement to be presenting at the meetings
Students from underrepresented groups in biological anthropology, those who are the first in their family to go to college, or are undergraduate students at two-year and four-year colleges (without graduate programs) are strongly encouraged to apply.
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