Society for Anthropological Sciences Student Prizes: Fall 2020 Call for Submissions


The Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) invites contributions for the H. Russell Bernard Student Paper Prize ($500.00) and two Travel Awards ($300.00 each) this fall.  These prizes are awarded for scholarly work by students that exemplifies the mission of SAS to support empirical scientific research in any area of anthropology.

To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student. You do not need to be a SAS member at the time of submission (although of course we do encourage you to join by adding us as a section on the AAA website!). You do not need to be presenting at the AAA November meetings, Raising Our Voices, to submit a paper. This is an important professional credential on your CV, as well as providing financial support for your scholarly work. SAS professional members: please encourage your students to submit! To be eligible for the Bernard paper prize, submit a full paper manuscript only (no posters/PowerPoints). Submissions for the paper prize will automatically be considered for the travel awards as well.  Students submitting for the travel awards may submit a paper, completed poster, or annotated PowerPoint presentation. Submissions in Word, PDF, or PowerPoint format only please.   For co-authored contributions, the student must be the primary author and you must include a statement indicating the relative contributions of all co-authors, as well as all co-authors’ email addresses.

All submissions should be sent by email to Douglas Hume <> no later than November 1, 2020. Awards will be adjudicated by the fall meeting prize committee (Douglas Hume, H. J. François Dengah II, and Ian Skoggard) and awarded at the SAS business meeting at the 2020 AAA Raising Our Voices Event Series.   The winners will be notified in advance of the meeting.