Student Presentation Prize 2024

The American Association of Biological Anthropologists awards seven prizes to outstanding student presentations at the annual meeting. For a list of these and their descriptions, please visit the Student Awards page. 

The eligibility requirements for competing are also outlined in detail on the Student Presentation awards. Please note that the first author of the presentation must be the student who is competing for a prize.

If you are eligible, the next step is to submit a summary of your presentation using the form below by midnight March 1, 2024 (Pacific Time).

You will want to prepare your submission information ahead of time, as you cannot save the page and come back to edit and submit later. Here is a list of the information and materials needed:

  1. The email from indicating acceptance of your abstract. You will need to cut and paste the requested information directly from that email into the indicated fields below. (Please note that only abstracts submitted for the October 15th deadline are eligible. Abstracts submitted for other types of symposia do not fall under the purview of this competition.)
  2. You’ll need to include a list of your coauthors, their institutional affiliations, and a brief description of their individual contributions to the research being presented. 
  3. You also need to submit a summary of the research you are presenting. The word-limit is 1,000, not including your bibliography. Your statement should be organized with the following headings: 

If two student co-authors contributed equally to the paper and wish to be considered as co-principal investigators (co-PI’s) of the paper, please fill out the form below using the first author’s information. Check the box indicating co-PI status. Then, send an email to the Chair of the Student Programs Committee, Chelsey Juarez, with the second student’s name to include with the entry. Should a two co-PI’s win an award, they will each receive a check for half the amount of the total award. 

Three judges will be assigned to evaluate each presentation. Winners will be announced at the Annual Meetings Closing Reception on March 23, 2024.

Everyone who enters the competition will receive a short review of their presentation from one of the judges within two weeks of the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Student Programs Committee, Chelsey Juarez

2024 Student Presentation Prize Entry Form:

Professional conduct disclosures

As a candidate for an AAPA award, honor, or governance position, you must complete two questions:

  1. Professional conduct question: Have you been the subject of a filed allegation, complaint, investigation, sanction or other legal, civil or institutional proceeding, where there was a finding of misconduct; or, are you currently the subject of such an allegation, complaint, or investigation in which your professional conduct is at issue? Click the appropriate button below. If you answer ‘yes’ you will be contacted for a confidential discussion. 
  2. Certification question: The undersigned hereby affirms that they have read, understands, and agrees to comply with the AAPA Professional Ethics Policy, including its Statement on Sexual Harassment and Assault, and other policies and procedures established by AAPA, as amended from time to time. By signing this document, I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the above response and all information provided by me related to this Professional Conduct Disclosure Form are truthful, accurate, and complete, and I agree to notify the AAPA promptly of any material changes required in my responses to the above question. I acknowledge that failure to comply with the AAPA Professional Ethics Policy, including the Statement on Sexual Harassment and Assault, may result in my ineligibility to receive, or revocation of, any AAPA award, honor, recognition, or governance position.