The Student Awards committee oversees the Pollitzer Travel Award Essay Competition and the Student Presentation Awards. Please see the Call for Papers for most deadlines. The Pollitzer Student Travel Awards, named in honor of former president and human biologist William Pollitzer are designed to help students defray the costs of attending the AAPA meetings. The Student Presentation Awards are eight prizes given to outstanding presentations at the annual meeting whose first author is a student member. The prizes are the Juan Comas, Earnest Hooton, Aleš Hrdlička, Mildred Trotter, Sherwood Washburn, and Patricia Whitten prizes and two AAA-AAPA Anatomy in Anthropology prizes. The prizes honoring Juan Comas, Aleš Hrdlička, Mildred Trotter, and Sherwood Washburn are for excellent presentation of either a podium talk or poster. The Earnest A. Hooton prize is given for the best poster presentation. The Mildred Trotter prize is given for a superior presentation on bones and teeth, whereas the others are unrestricted as to subject matter. The Patricia Whitten prize recognizes an excellent poster or podium presentation on primatology. The AAA-AAPA Anatomy in Anthropology prizes are co-sponsored by the American Association of Anatomists and the AAPA, and are given yearly subject to co-funding from AAA to honor the poster and podium presentations that are judged to best implement either traditional or state-of-the-art anatomical methodologies. The Journal of Human Evolution (JHE) Prize supports research excellence in human or primate evolution and is awarded to the student with the most outstanding poster or podium presentation.
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