The Pollitzer Student Travel Awards are designed to help students defray the costs of attending the AABA meetings.

The awards are named in honor of William S. Pollitzer, a Human Biologist who taught at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a Darwin Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and past president of the AABA.

Qualifications: This award is open to all AABA student members (undergraduate and graduate) who are attending the annual meeting.

You DO NOT have to present a paper to compete or receive this award.

You DO need to be a MEMBER of the AABA at the time of the meeting, and not have been granted your PhD before the submission deadline.

Students from underrepresented groups in biological anthropology, those who are the first in their family to go to college, or are undergraduate students at two-year and four-year colleges (without graduate programs) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Award: Can be used for registration or travel

Update: Winners will be announced February 21, 2023

Application and Essay:

What does decolonizing biological anthropology mean to you? What steps can be taken to decolonize the research process? The classroom? Field work? What do you think would be the impact of decolonizing these spaces?

The deadline for submission is January 6, 2023, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.

Use references as needed for your answer.

Essay evaluation and scoring procedures:

The AABA student prize committee will evaluate each submission with an identification number (assigned by the committee chair) to mask authors’ identities. Applicants who have won a Pollitzer travel award previously are eligible to enter the competition again, but students who have never won before will be given priority.

Awards will be announced February 21, 2023

Further information may be obtained from the Student Programs Committee chair, Chelsey Juarez.

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Enter your institution's name in full. Please do not use abbreviations. For example, Penn State University should be The Pennsylvania State University rather than Penn State or PSU.

Enter your institution's name in full. Please do not use abbreviations. For example, Penn State University should be The Pennsylvania State University rather than Penn State or PSU.

Separate paragraphs with a blank line. 750 words maximum.

This is where you enter the full citations referred to in your essay text so that they are not included in the 750 word count.

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