Each year, AFA offers awards and recognitions that reflect our commitment to foster the development of feminist analytic perspectives in all dimensions of anthropology.

Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit essays in feminist anthropology for the Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize competition. We encourage essays in all four subfields of anthropology. Essays may be based on research on a wide variety of feminist anthropology topics, including feminist analyses of women’s work, education, reproduction, sexuality, religion, and expressive culture, language, family and kin relations, economic development, gender and material culture, gender and biology, women and development, globalization, and intersectionalities of gender, race, sexuality, and class.

Application Deadline: May 1, Annually

Learn more about the Sylvia Forman Student Paper Prize

Senior Book Prize

We invite nominations for the Association’s Senior Book Prize, which awards a senior scholar for a book that advances the theory, method, and epistemological scope of feminist anthropology. The Senior Book Prize recognizes second (or subsequent) books that exemplify feminist anthropological theory and that help to move the field in bold new directions. We encourage feminist scholarship in all subfields of anthropology. 

Application Deadline: May 1, Annually

Learn more about the Senior Book Prize

Dissertation Grant

The Association supports a cash grant ($2,000) competition for individuals completing the writing phase of a dissertation that makes a significant contribution to feminist anthropology (across all subfields).  The doctoral candidate may be pursuing an anthropology or interdisciplinary doctoral degree, and must be at the dissertation phase at the time of the American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings.

Application Deadline: June 1, Annually

Learn more about the Dissertation Grant

Zora Neale Hurston Student Travel Award

Three awards of $500 each will be awarded for travel to the 2020 Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association in St. Louis, MO. Eligibility is restricted to students and recent PhDs from underrepresented groups, working in feminist anthropology.  Applicants must be giving a paper, organizing a session, or seeking employment at the Annual Meetings. 

Application Deadline: Sept 15, Annually

Learn more about the Zora Neale Hurston Student Travel Award

If you have any questions about AFA Awards, please email us at [email protected].

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