2013 Student Paper Prize in the Anthropology of Religion
The Society for the Anthropology of Religion is pleased to announce the
first annual student paper prize in the anthropology of religion. The
student paper prize is aimed towards recognizing and encouraging student
writing of compelling ethnography on religion. This prize is intended to
foster theoretically significant, ethnographically rich, and
publicly-oriented work by scholars at an early stage in their career.
Any paper written by an undergraduate or graduate student involving the
anthropology of religion is eligible, if was prepared for the 2013 American
Anthropological Association in Chicago or the recent Society of Anthropology
of Religion meetings in Pasadena. Books are not eligible for this
competition, nor works in which religion is of secondary or nominal importance.
The prize will be awarded at SAR's Business Meeting at the American
Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November, 2013. The recipient
will receive a certificate and a $200 cash prize. The deadline for
submissions is October 15th, 2013.
To submit a paper for consideration, please send an electronic copy to Adam
Dunstan, Chair of Student Paper Prize Committee, at email@example.com.
2. Sylvia Forman Prize for Student Papers
19th Annual Competition, Association for Feminist Anthropology
AFA is pleased to invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit
essays in feminist anthropology in competition for the Sylvia Forman Prize,
named for the late Sylvia Helen Forman, one of the founders of AFA whose
dedication to both her students and feminist principles contributed to the
growth of feminist anthropology. One graduate and one undergraduate student
winner will each receive a certificate; a cash award ($1,000 graduate and
$500 undergraduate); and have the winning essay summary published in
We encourage essays in all four subfields of anthropology.
DEADLINE for submissions is June 1, 2013. Further info at
3. 2013 Rudolf Virchow Awards
Rudolf Virchow, a 19th century German physician, was a key founder of social medicine. His contributions centered on his recognition that multiple intersecting factors - social, political, and economic - produce disease and illness. He argued that the circumstances and deprivations of poverty increase people's susceptibility to disease and result in reduced life expectancy and quality of life. He eloquently articulated the limits of medicine in the absence of material security, a sentiment which informed his view that nation-states play an important role in ensuring health security for a citizenry. Virchow viewed advocacy as an essential part of health praxis, and, in keeping with this legacy, the Critical Anthropology for Global Health Caucus honors Virchow's work with three awards.
The annual Rudolf Virchow Awards are given by the Critical Anthropology for Global Health Caucus, a special interest group of the Society for Medical Anthropology. The Professional Award honors a recent published article, and the Graduate and Undergraduate Student Awards honor recent student papers that have not yet benefited from editorial review. Winning submissions combine a critical anthropology focus with rich ethnographic data, and best reflect, extend, and/or advance critical perspectives in medical anthropology.
The submission deadline for the 2013 Rudolf Virchow Awards is July 31, 2013.
Awards are made in the following categories: 1) Professional,2) Graduate
Student and 3) Undergraduate Student (see below). We encourage you to
submit your own work and/or to nominate papers of your students or articles
If you wish to submit a paper for consideration, please e-mail the paper
and a cover letter of introduction to the 2011 Virchow Awards Chair, Heide
Castaeda, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, at
firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2013. Hard copies are no longer accepted.
Confirmation of receipt will be sent. To ensure a prompt and fair review,
papers will not be accepted after the July 31, 2013 11:59 pm PST deadline.
Undergraduate Award Category
The undergraduate student award will be awarded for a paper written in 2012
or 2013 while the student was still an undergraduate. Honors theses are not
accepted. However, a shortened version no longer than 30 pages double-spaced
(inclusive of references) of the thesis or a chapter from the thesis that
has been revised to stand on its own will be considered for this award.
Undergraduate student papers must be submitted in Adobe PDF or Word format
with a title-only first page. File sizes must be less than 2MB. The
document must exclude the author's name, author's advisor, and university
affiliation throughout. The cover letter should include this information.
Only papers, not interactive media, will be considered for this award.
4. SUNTA Undergraduate Paper Prize.
Submissions Due September 20, 2013
The Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology is
pleased to announce its undergraduate paper prize competition. We are
seeking nominations - by faculty - of student papers that address SUNTA's
interests, including transnational social processes, impacts of
globalization, refugees and immigrants, urban life, space and place, and
poverty and homelessness. The prize includes a cash award of $150. The
winner will be announced at the 2013 AAA meetings in Chicago.
Papers should be submitted by email to Lindsay DuBois at
Lindsay.DuBois@dal.ca by September 20, 2013. Alternative submission
arrangements can be made through contacting Lindsay DuBois at the email
above. Any author who is a current undergraduate or who graduated in the
2013 calendar year is eligible for the competition, as long as the
submission was composed while s/he was an undergraduate. Although
submissions will be accepted from faculty only (students may not submit
papers on their own), faculty need not write in support: a nomination is
sufficient - letters of recommendation/justification are welcome but not
required. International entries are encouraged. SUNTA membership is not
Papers should be no more than 30 double-spaced pages, 12-point font,
including bibliography, notes and images/figures. The paper's formatting
(e.g., citations, bibliographies etc.) should be consistent throughout. Send
queries to Lindsay DuBois (Lindsay.DuBois@dal.ca).
5. 2013 Student Paper Prize in the Anthropology of Religion
The Society for the Anthropology of Religion is pleased to announce the first annual student paper prize in the anthropology of religion. The student paper prize is aimed towards recognizing and encouraging student writing of compelling ethnography on religion. This prize is intended to
foster theoretically significant, ethnographically rich, and publicly-oriented work by scholars at an early stage in their career.
Any paper written by an undergraduate or graduate student involving the anthropology of religion is eligible, if was prepared for the 2013 American Anthropological Association in Chicago or the recent Society of Anthropology of Religion meetings in Pasadena. Books are not eligible for this competition, nor works in which religion is of secondary or nominal importance.
The prize will be awarded at SAR's Business Meeting at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November, 2013. The recipient will receive a certificate and a $200 cash prize. The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2013.
To submit a paper for consideration, please send an electronic copy to Adam Dunstan, Chair of Student Paper Prize Committee, at email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES -
1. GoEco is providing global volunteering opportunities for university
students, faculty, and staff of Anthropology. Volunteers can choose from a
variety of placements focusing on humanitarian aid and wildlife
conservation, while using their knowledge and skills to provide a personal
contribution. Join this unique experience in the Middle East as a counselor
on the Israel Multicultural Eco Summer camp or discover the magic of Nepal
while Teaching in Buddhist Monasteries.
ISRAEL: Multicultural Eco Summer Camp
Mughar, located in northern Israel and overlooking the Sea of Galilee, is a
diverse town with a long and rich history. This camp provides a great
opportunity for Druze, Christian, and Muslim kids to learn and play together
in a unique summer program. Join a group of local staff and international
volunteers to teach environmental education, arts, sports, and English.
Volunteers will have the chance to use their initiative and personal skills
to create innovative ways of teaching and interacting with the kids.
NEPAL: Teaching in Buddhist Monasteries
Volunteers will live close to the monasteries and teach English for a few
hours every day. Becoming a part of the monasteries for the duration of your
project will provide volunteers with a valuable insight into Buddhist
culture and life. The informal teaching style allows participants to be
innovative and creative in the way that they run their class. This is also a
great way for the students to learn more about other cultures as they spend
most of their time inside the walls of the monasteries. There is plenty of
free time to explore Nepal's enigmatic cultures and spectacular landscape.
Full pre-departure & in-country assistance, training, and support
For more information: http://www.goeco.org/
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO RESOURCES TO BE AWARE OF -
1. Students can find information about college writing centres at http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/writing-centres/arts-and-science. The teaching approach of the college writing centres is described at http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/writing-centres/learning.
2. The start page for the website "Writing at the University of Toronto" is www.writing.utoronto.ca. You can use the dropdown index or the search function to find files relevant to your course. Students benefit from your recommendation of specific material.
-- More than 60 Advice files on all aspects of academic writing are available from www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice. Printable PDF versions are listed at http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/about-this-site/pdf-links-for-students .
-- You may especially want to refer to "How Not to Plagiarize" and other advice on documentation format and methods of integrating sources; these are listed in the section at www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/using-sources.
3. Please refer to the Writing Plus workshop series, described at http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/writing-plus.
4. Information about the English Language Learning program (ELL) is available at http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/advising/ell.
Please note especially the Communication Cafe, which meets weekly at four different times and locations for the first five weeks of each term. You can also find further instructional advice files for students and for classroom instruction on this site. For more information, please contact the ELL Coordinator Leora Freedman at firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR PAPERS (aimed at undergraduate students)
1. Miami University (Ohio) Global Citizen Journal Invitation
My name is Ben Nader and I am an Entrepreneurship and Philosophy student at
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Over the past few months, I have been
working with a group of other undergraduate students to start Miami
University's first international scholarly publication: The Global Citizen.
Our goal is to provide a forum for undergraduate students around the globe
to submit exemplary writings on issues of international importance. Subjects
may include but are not limited to: Global Economics, US Foreign Policy,
Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion and Culture. Our publication is
truly unique in that we are only seeking submissions from undergraduates,
yet all submissions will undergo a careful and thorough peer-review process.
The result will be a compilation of high-quality articles from our
generation's global citizens.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to submit term papers or essays
they have written or will write in their classes. We are looking for any
academic, persuasive writing that centers around international relations and
global politics, cultural experiences, the global marketplace, matters of
social justice, etc. If an article is selected for publication, it will
appear first on our website and at the end of the semester, we will select
our best pieces from around the world to be compiled into a physical
publication as well. Please encourage students to send any work they feel
may be eligible to email@example.com
Please direct any questions about submissions or the journal to the
Submissions Director, Ashley VanBuskirk at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. tiresias: writings in gender and sexuality.
Fall 2013, Volume 2, Issue 1
tiresias is an interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for research in
the study of gender and sexuality. It is interested in formal essays that
explore the way these concepts and identities intersect with race, class,
and history. tiresias welcomes academically rigorous, undergraduate level
research that speaks to issues regarding past, present, and future
directions of gender and sexuality.
Types of Submissions:
We accept original research articles and analytical essays. Papers are welcome
from all departments, including but not limited to: Anthropology,
Comparative Literature, Classics, English, History, Linguistics, the Natural
Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Women's and Gender
Submissions must be contextually appropriate. They should contain thorough
introductions and ground the reader in the method, lens, or discipline from
which they derive. Each submission must contain a well-articulated thesis that
is supported throughout the article with scholarly research. Submissions
should qualify all theses, premises, and claims using substantial evidence and
cogent arguments. Footnotes must properly cite respective sources.
Submissions must follow the author-date system of documentation, with
limited footnotes, as outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition).
Articles should not exceed a maximum length of 5,000 words, including
references and footnotes. An abstract of no more than 250 words must
accompany your submission. Authors should include the following information
on a separate title page: name, email address, university, major, and year of
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Email submissions to: RUTPjournal@gmail.com with the subject title as
Submission- Fall 2013-[your name].
JOURNAL JOB POSITIONS
The Journal of Young Investigators offers many opportunities for
undergraduate students to join our grand project in technical and
non-technical scientific writing. Since 1997, the JYI team has provided
openly accessible research articles, career-centered resources, and featured
news specific to undergraduates in the science, technology, engineering,
and/or mathematics (STEM) fields. Today, we are currently working on
expanding these efforts towards the social sciences. But in order to do so,
we want more budding science journalists! E-mail our News & Features Editor
Cristi Rabaza at email@example.com.
The Journal of Young Investigators is hiring
Do you have an affinity for science and are looking for new ways to polish
your writing or editing skills? Or simply want to mentor someone who does?
We foster a friendly team of journalists, editors, and designers to provide
reliable and high-quality peer-reviewed research articles and news. Our
online-based journal was made by (and for) undergraduates on a global scale
to involve themselves in an experience fit for the innovative or simply
interested. Click here (http://www.jyi.org/participate/student/) to inquire
about our openings or e-mail our Director of Public Relations Melissa
Natividad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: May 24, 2013