Monday, April 28, 2014

CMA Student Travel Award, New Deadline: May 15

The deadline for the Council for Museum Anthropology student travel awards to the American Anthropological Association annual meeting was April 15th.  The CMA Board has decided to extend the deadline to May 15.  

CMA Student Travel Award Deadline April  May 15, 2014
The CMA Student Travel Awards are designed to support graduate student travel to the annual AAA meeting to present papers and/or posters. Students and recent graduate degree recipients (those who have defended within the year of the award) are eligible to apply. Each year, CMA will award two prizes of $500 each.

Application packets (maximum 5 pages) must include: a brief letter indicating the applicant’s student status and explaining how this project reflects the student’s graduate work; a copy of the abstract for the proposed paper or poster (and for the session in which they will be presenting, if known); and a letter of endorsement from an academic advisor at the student’s most recent institution of study.

Evaluation Criteria: 1) Creativity: Is the paper or poster a unique and novel contribution to museum anthropology? 2) Commitment: Does the student demonstrate a commitment to the field of museum anthropology 3) Impact: Does the paper or poster have the potential to develop into a work that could more broadly impact the field of museum anthropology? Student Travel Award recipients will be presented with a check for $500 and a certificate
of the award.

All CMA award applications and nominations must be submitted as digital data (Word documents, pdf files and/or jpg files), sent via email to arrive on or before the deadline. Email all four members of the Awards Committee:

Christina Kreps (Chair) <> Kathleen M. Adams <> Joshua A. Bell <> Gwyniera Isaac <>

Award winners will be notified by August 15 so they have sufficient time to make travel arrangements. Winners will be formally recognized at the CMA Annual Meeting during the AAA Annual Meeting.

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