The IDEAS Program and Workshops

The IDEAS 2024 Southeast Regional Workshop will be held in Nashville, TN on October 24-25, 2024.

The IDEAS Program’s workshops provide a team, a space, and a suite of activities to engage issues of scholarship, professional preparation, and community building. The one-and-a-half-day-long Regional Workshop includes scientific presentations, mentoring opportunities with IDEAS Faculty, and an introduction to tools, resources, and practices to help meet the challenges and opportunities faced by underrepresented scholars in biological anthropology and allied disciplines (i.e., biology, sociology, anatomy, etc.).

The IDEAS Program will help cover the cost of travel and lodging expenses, as needed.

Many thanks to the National Science Foundation, Biological Anthropology Program, for funding the IDEAS Program!


Fill out the Student Scholars application by May 24th, 2024 by midnight Eastern. Applicants must be graduate or undergraduate students in biological anthropology or related disciplines. All applicants must indicate a recommender who will be asked to complete a short recommendation form, sent directly to the recommender by the IDEAS Program, by Wednesday, June 5th, 2024.

We will announce Student Scholar decisions by mid-July. 

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Organized by the IDEAS Program Core Faculty (in alpha order):
Susan Antón (

Jada Benn Torres (

Graciela Cabana (

Agustín Fuentes (

Ripan Singh Malhi (

Zaneta Thayer (