2019 Rappaport Student Prize Competition

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2019 Rappaport Student Prize Competition

The Anthropology and Environment Society (AES) of the American Anthropological Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Rappaport Student Prize Competition. This competition is open for interested graduate students.

The Rappaport Prize and Panel is part of an effort to improve the mentoring process for graduate students as they pursue AES related careers. Participating provides an opportunity for students to receive constructive feedback on their work by junior and senior scholars in the AES community. 

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

How to Apply & Competitions Rules

To participate, the applicants must e-mail their paper abstracts to the organizer of this year’s competition, Keri Brondo (kbrondo@memphis.edu).


  • The abstract should present a summary of the entire paper, including a statement of the problem being investigated, methods are undertaken, the results of the study, the theoretical context in which it is being evaluated, and the significance of the research.
  • The abstract should not exceed 500 words; abstracts that exceed this word limit will not be reviewed.


  • The five semi-finalists will be invited to develop an article-length paper based on their abstracts, not exceeding a maximum of 8,000 words, including notes and bibliography, to be submitted to the AES before October 1, 2019. 
  • All five semi-finalists will receive partial support for travel to the AAA meetings, where they will be expected to present their papers during the Rappaport Prize panel and participate in the panel discussion.
  • These five papers will be reviewed by the same AES expert panel, judged for their originality, contribution to the field, and writing style appropriate to a journal manuscript for submission, and one will be selected for the Rappaport Student Prize, which consists of a $1000 cash award, to be announced at the AES Business Meeting which will be held during the AAA meetings.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the initial paper abstracts is March 18, 2019.

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