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AAA 2017 Undergraduate Poster Session ~ Invitation

First Rites: Innovative Undergraduate Research in Anthropology

Abstract: Undergraduate students are an increasingly important element in the production of anthropological knowledge. In its best form, undergraduate research can be seen as an apprenticeship, wherein the novitiate is granted a partnership and some degree of agency in pushing the boundaries of and crossing into new frontiers of shared knowledge. Collaboration with undergraduate students in research is one of the important ways we can facilitate innovation within our discipline. Their research breaks down classroom/research boundaries, focuses on the importance of experiential learning, and exploits the naiveté and vigor of students not yet indoctrinated into paradigmatic complacency. Undergraduate students can be agents and partners in reshaping the landscape of anthropology. The importance of undergraduate research and scholarly activity is underscored both in financial support by federal-level agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Institutes of Health, and the growing number of faculty-student collaborations in anthropology departments across the globe. Through their engagement, undergraduate students challenge current boundaries and present their findings in the inter-disciplinary medium of visual posters to enrich anthropological inquiry into the human experience.


Students are especially encouraged to present on topics that link to this year’s theme of “Anthropology Matters!” for describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human.

This session is generously sponsored by the Society for Visual Anthropology. Students are encouraged to highlight both their work and their visual acumen via research posters of their projects. The SVA will evaluate all entries in this session and recognize exemplary posters – that is, those that maximize the possibilities of the format – with a prize.

Interested students must

(1) Become a student member of the AAA, if they are not already.

(2) Register for the conference

(3) Contact me at with an expression of interest. I will add the student to our participant roster and the online registration system will send her/him/them a link for uploading their abstract, etc.

The deadline for submission is Friday, April 14 at 5 pm. Please have your students contact me well in advance of the deadline so they have time to complete all necessary steps before closing.

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OMSI Exhibit Research & Development Internship

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking an Exhibit Research and Development Intern.  This is an unpaid position which may be completed for school credit.  It offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to be involved with the research and development of an artifact-based display exhibit. This position is available immediately, and will remain open until filled.

Internship Summary:
The Exhibit Research and Development Intern for Lenses on the Sky display cases assists OMSI in the research and development of an artifact-based display exhibit for the NASA-funded Lenses on the Sky project. The project focuses on educating families on how humans have used observational tools and techniques across cultures and time to understand space phenomena. The ideal candidate will have a background and interest in exhibit development, artifact curation, anthropology and/or space science, and previous experience working with diverse populations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with community members, advisors, and other contacts to identify potential topics/stories/people to be highlighted in the display. Then, work with these people to conduct interviews and other research to gather content for the display.
  • Find, request, collect, document, and/or care for artifacts for the display cases.
  • Write copy (text) for displays.
  • Research and find images for displays.
  • Work with graphic designers and a larger project team to design the visual and physical layout of the displays.


  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills in English required.  Strong writing skills in Spanish highly desired, but not required.
  • Cultural competency skills.
  • Interest in science learning and diverse cultures.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as work independently.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Experience developing museum displays, including researching and handling artifacts, preferred.
  • Applicants with high interest in space science and museum exhibit development preferred.

Time Commitment:
Minimum of 16 hours per week for 3 months.  Dates are flexible, but May 16 to August 19 is preferred.


To apply for this position, applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and OMSI’s internship application (available to Carol Cruzan at  If you have questions about the position, please contact Carol at503-797-4693.

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Fulbright – Info Sessions

Fulbright Flyer Summer 2015

Fulbright is looking for seniors, graduate students and recent graduates who have research or teaching goals,  leadership potential, a strong academic record (possibly with language skills depending on country needs), and a desire to contribute to mutual understanding of cultures.

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Call for Abstracts: SfAA Tourism and Heritage Student Paper and Poster Competitions

**The SfAA Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Competition**

Student papers should entail original research on the themes of “tourism” and/or “heritage” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage, archaeology and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management. Top papers will be selected for inclusion in an organized paper session at the 2016 Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia, and an award of $500 will be presented to the best paper in the session. Winning papers will also be considered for publication in the journal Practicing Anthropology.

Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time they submit their paper. Submissions must be original work of publishable quality. The work may be undertaken alone or in collaboration with others, but for papers with one or more co-authors, an enrolled student must be the paper’s first author.

The competition involves a two-step process. Step one involves the solicitation and selection of expanded paper abstracts (of 500 words or less; saved as a Word document) for the organized session. Abstracts must be submitted by SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 to the SfAA Office ( Students selected for participation in the session will then submit full papers for judging by the December 15, 2015 deadline. The winning paper will receive a cash award of $500 and will be honored at the 2016 SfAA Meetings in Vancouver. Email the SfAA Office ( or Melissa Stevens ( for more info.

 **The Valene Smith Tourism Poster Competition**

This is a special competition for the best posters on the theme of “tourism,” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage, archaeology and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management, during the annual meeting. Posters are an excellent means of communicating your research and allow you to interact directly with others interested in your work. Three cash prizes will be awarded – $500 for first prize, and $250 each for two honorable mentions. Poster abstracts are submitted directly through the SfAA website ( Please go to the SfAA web site for additional information on the Meetings and the poster abstract submission process. You will also find a more detailed description of the Competition as well as information on the winners from previous years (click on “About SfAA” and go to “Awards and Prizes”). The deadline for the receipt of poster abstracts for the 2016 Competition is OCTOBER 15, 2015. Email the SfAA Office ( for more info.

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Society for Cross Cultural Research 2016 conference in Portland, Oregon

Tthe Society for Cross Cultural Research will hold its 2016 conference in Portland, Oregon Feb 17th20th.

SCCR is a multi-disciplinary organization with members sharing a common devotion to the conduct of cross-cultural and comparative research. Since its founding in 1971, SCCR has attracted professionals and students from the social science fields of Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and related fields including Archaeology, Education, Nursing, Family Studies, Social Work, Human Development, Psychiatry, Communications, Ethnic Studies, and Business.  The SCCR conference provides a unique atmosphere encouraging attendees to get to know each other better, form lasting relationships, and provide genuine support to their fellow colleagues and students. Conference organizers invite you to consider organizing a symposium or presenting individual papers or posters.

Student paper/poster award: The SCCR will award two cash prizes $250; one for a student paper and one for a student poster. Current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the award.


Abstract submissions for panels, papers, and posters can be made on the conference website:<>

Deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2015.

Notification by November 1, 2015.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND CONFERENCE SITE: Embassy Suites Hotel, downtown Portland

Reservations (SCCR hotel rate deadline January 27, 2016):

SCCR 2016 Invitation

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NAPA Student Achievement Award 2015

NAPA Student Achievement Award 2015


The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) offers the annual Student Achievement Award to

recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The Award recognizes students who

have excelled in the field and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in

applied contexts, to be recognized and have their work acknowledged during the AAA annual meetings.


1. Three cash prizes: $300, 1st Place; $100, 1st Runner Up; $50, 2nd Runner Up

2. Awardees will receive a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting

during the 2015 AAA meeting.

3. Awardees will be in listed on the NAPA website’s Student Achievement Award archive and abstracts will be

included when available.


Students must have been enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time that they conducted their

work. Applications will be accepted from current students or students who have graduated within six months of their

graduation. Submissions must be original work of publishable quality, and not primarily a repurposing of papers already

submitted for class requirements. The work may be undertaken alone or in collaboration with others, but for papers

with one or more co-authors, an enrolled student (at the time of work) must be the paper’s first author.


A panel of anthropological practitioners will review all student paper submissions. Papers must be no more than 25

pages of text and footnotes, excluding the bibliography and any supporting materials. Papers should conform to the

author guidelines of the American Anthropologist ( Papers must be

a product of work relevant to practicing and applied anthropology, including, but not limited to: examinations of

community impact, contributions to identifying and improving local/service needs, or communicating anthropological

theory and methods to non-anthropologist in collaborative research settings including nonprofit agencies, communities,

government agencies, and business organizations. Papers should not consist solely of intellectual musings, philosophical

discussions, or personal reflections.

Papers should be double-spaced using a common 12-point font, submitted in either MS Word or PDF formats. Margins

should be 1” on all sides. Please also submit an abstract with the paper. Students are encouraged to have their papers

reviewed by an academic adviser apprised of the criteria below before submission, although this is not mandatory.


Successful applications will have read through and closely followed the award criteria below:

 There is a clear statement of the problem or issue being investigated.

 The subject is directly and closely relevant to practicing/applied anthropology.

 The paper lucidly states the practical implications of the research for addressing or understanding real-world

problems, and discusses recommendations, appropriate solutions, or outcomes.

 Intellectual antecedents for framing the problem/issue or put forth concisely and cogently.

 Any arguments that potentially undermine the position being supported are considered, and both the

plausibility and limitations of arguments are acknowledged.

 The paper will be mechanically sound. This includes strong grammatical writing, proper formatting, appropriate

text citations, and a complete and accurate bibliography.


Deadline for submission is June 1, 2015. Papers must be submitted by the deadline to the NAPA Student

Representative Marie Schaefer at For more information on the award and a list of past

winners, visit the NAPA website at, or contact Marie Schaefer.

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Overseas Research or TA Fellowships
The 2016-17 competition opens
March 31st!
PSU’s campus deadline is September 7th, 2015 at 5 PM
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
General Fulbright Information Sessions for Spring Term
Monday, April 13, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 pm East Hall 109
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 pm East Hall 109
Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:00 – 11:00am East Hall 236
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1:00 – 2:00pm East Hall 109
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:00 – 5:00pm East Hall 109
Fulbright Scholarship Essay Writing Sessions for Spring Term
Monday, May 11, 2015 5:30 – 6:30pm East Hall 109
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 1:00 – 2:00pm East Hall 109
Details found at
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a bachelor’s degree at minimum to receive an award. Undergraduate students may apply during their senior year. Graduate students and alumni also encouraged to apply. Please allow at least 8 weeks or more to prepare the application. For research, a solid idea with strong support from your faculty is needed. Proposals focusing on topical and/or innovative issues relevant to the country of application tend to be of particular interest to Fulbright selection committees. English Teaching applicants will propose a side project/activity. Ability with the language of the country is often important. Start early to develop language skills you’ll need! Interviews held September 21-25, 2015.
Please come to a general info session. Then, if you need more information, contact PSU Fulbright Director, Debra Clemans, at the Office of International Affairs ( Essay Writing sessions also highly recommended.

Fulbright Flyer 2015

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Community Based Research – Call for Posters!

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NWAC abstract deadline extended

The NWAC abstract deadline has been extended by five more days in order to encourage more students to submit poster and paper abstracts. The new deadline is February 20th, 2015. Submissions and registration may be done through our website:

This year’s NWAC dates are either shared by or near to the dates of other large anthropological conferences, so please encourage your colleagues and students to present and/or attend NWAC. We have attached our original outreach notice with the updated deadline for you to circulate as necessary.

Thank you all for your support, and we hope to see you there!

2015 NWAC Organizing Committee


NWAC email outreach

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Association of Oregon Archaeologists – grants and travel awards

Hello AOA Members!

We hope all of you are having a great 2015 so far.  We wanted to let
you know that we will be having an AOA Spring meeting at this year’s
NWAC in Eugene.  Details of when and what room will be announced once
the conference hosts finalize their program. If you have any items
you’d like us to include on the agenda for the meeting, please let me

We also have the 2015 AOA Research Grant ready for applications!
Please refer to the attached application for details.  The deadline
for grant applications is March 15th.

I also wanted to share with your our flyer for the 2015 AOA Student
Travel Award.  As discussed in previous meetings, the committee for
the award has changed a few details in hopes to attract more
applicants.  Please review the flyer and note the changes to the
application and qualifications.  The deadline for applications is
March 15th.

Also attached is 2014’s CAHO!  Included in the issue is a message from
the president, current research, minutes from AOA meetings, and a
reminder to renew your membership.

If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2015, you can do so
through our website (which got a makeover), through the mail, or at
our table at the NWAC.

Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions.
Jessica Ainslie
AOA Secretary

Application forms available on the website:


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