Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

New Submission Deadline: September 30th

This $500 award is meant to supplement travel expenses to the annual meetings while furthering the mission of the ABA and the anthropology of people of African descent.

Special for 2020: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to a remote conference, this year’s award has been increased to cover the student registration fee for virtual Raise Our Voices series plus student membership fees for AAA and ABA for six awardees. (Payments will be made directly to AAA on student’s behalf rather than by reimbursement)

Eligible candidates must be enrolled in a Ph.D. or Masters Program at the time of the application deadline, and meet one of the following three criteria:

● Presenting on a topic related to the anthropology of people of African descent;
● Organizing a panel, workshop, or roundtable addressing issues related to people of African descent or;
● Gainfully seeking employment as a scholar, researcher or applied anthropologist interested in fields related to the anthropology of people of African descent.

Candidates must submit a 500-word summary of their research project which includes: project statement, a summary of preliminary or on-going research in relation to the project, and relevance to the anthropology of people of African descent. Please list any other support they are likely to receive for attendance at the conference.

In addition, candidates must submit at least one of the following three supporting documents:
● Copy of presentation abstract and the name of the session;
● Copy of the abstract for an organized session and its scheduled date or;
● A 250-word statement detailing job search plans at the meeting

Awardees will be notified by October 14th
Please direct questions to the JBC Student Travel Award Committee [at]