Submission Deadline: October 16th, 2023

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

In light of the hybrid nature of this year’s conference, the award can be used towards supplementing travel expenses for those awardees who plan to attend in person OR to cover the student registration fee plus one year of student membership fees for AAA and ABA  (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 Master’s 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, 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. Candidates should indicate whether they will be attending the conference in person or virtually.

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 organized session and its scheduled date or;
  • 250 word statement detailing job search plans at the meeting

Awardees will be notified by October 31st  

Please direct all submissions and/or questions to the JBC Student Travel Award Committee –