Organization: Central States Anthropological Society (http://www.aaanet.org/sections/csas/)
2013 Date not yet announced.
Student Paper Competition (http://www.aaanet.org/sections/csas/?page_id=24)
The Central States Anthropological Society (CSAS) awards prizes each year for best undergraduate and best graduate student papers given at its annual meeting. The prize in each category is $300, and papers in any area of anthropology are eligible.
Papers should have anthropological substance and not be in some other field of social science or humanities. Research and conclusions should be framed by general anthropological issues. Goals, data, methodology, and conclusions should be presented clearly. Use of original literature is preferred rather than secondary sources. All references should be cited properly. Entries should aim for the style, format, and quality of anthropological journal articles. Papers should be potentially publishable but papers that require some editing or rewriting may still be chosen for the prize. This year’s deadline for submissionhas will be three weeks after the meetings, giving entrants time to make revisions based on feedback received at their presentation. Reviewers’ comments are returned to entrants, providing each author with feedback on their work.
Application instructions: FOUR copies of the paper (not the presentation) must be submitted. (Papers may also be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word as .doc or docx files to email@example.com if all of the following formatting requirements are followed. Please include “CSAS student paper submission” in the subject line.) Papers should be no longer than TWENTY-FIVE pages in length (double spaced, 12-point type, with standard one-inch margins), plus bibliography. A submission cover page should be attached to each copy, which will indicate the student status of the author (undergraduate or graduate) but not give any identifying information of the author. Within the paper, no headers or footers with author identification information should appear on pages. Include one copy of the applicant submission form. This form will include the author’s name, university, title of the paper, student status of graduate or undergraduate, mailing address, email and phone number where they can be reached through August 30. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Prizes will be announced during the summer.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS NOT YET ANNOUNCED FOR 2013
Please send complete application packets to:
James Stanlaw, Chair CSAS Student Paper Competition Committee
Sociology and Anthropology
332 Schroeder Hall
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790
Please contact the Student Paper Competition Committee Applications chair by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 309-438-7690 if there are any questions. Further information can be found at http://www.aaanet.org/sections/csas/?page_id=24