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AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

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Call For Papers - Truth And Responsibility - November 18-22, 2020 - Updated New Submission Deadline: May 15

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The Award

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of racialized minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.

A nonrenewable dissertation fellowship of $10,000 will be provided annually to one anthropology graduate student. In addition, the fellowship award winner will receive paid registration to the annual meeting and reimbursement travel to the annual meeting from the Yolanda T. Moses Minority Travel Fund.

Read About Past Minority Dissertation Fellowship Winners

Eligibility

An applicant must be: 

  1. A member of a historically underrepresented U.S. racialized minority group such as African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians or Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/as, Chicano/as, or Pacific Islanders.
  2. Graduated from a U.S. high school or completed a GED certificate in the U.S.
  3. Enrolled in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in anthropology at the time of application.
  4. Admitted to degree candidacy before the dissertation fellowship is awarded.
  5. A member of the American Anthropological Association.
  6. Applicants must have had their dissertation proposals approved by their dissertation committees prior to application.

*Students of any sub-field or specialty in anthropology will receive equal consideration

Requirements

Guidelines

Please note that nominees are considered for three years. Those not chosen in the first year will be considered for two more years.

Award recipients are expected to serve on the selection committee for the following two years.

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Patschke.



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