Most Notable Recent Collection (typically awarded every 2 years)
The Council on Anthropology & Reproduction (CAR) Award is one of very few awards given to edited volumes, yet it helped establish and foment topics of reproduction as central fields of anthropological inquiry. The Most Notable Recent Collection Award seeks to recognize and celebrate recent (published within 3 years of the nomination deadline) collections of anthropological works addressing: human reproduction, reproductive technologies, population policy, birth control and contraception, pregnancy, the study and application of genetics, childbirth, adoption, and the roles of parents, among others. Entries are evaluated on a variety of factors including: overall contribution to anthropology & reproduction, usefulness for teaching, current and historical value for both academic and advocacy work, the strength of the nomination letters, the quality and depth of analysis within the chapters, and the coherence of the volume as a whole.
Nomination letters may be brief, but should explain the impact of the volume on your own work, teaching, and students, and how you consider the volume to be influential within the field. To submit nomination letters, email both CAR Chair Jan Brunson firstname.lastname@example.org and Book Prize Chair Lynn Morgan email@example.com.
Deadline for Nomination is July 1, 2016. Award will be announced at the CAR and SMA business meetings at the American Anthropological Association meetings in November 2016. To view past award winners, please visit our website: http://car.medanthro.net/bookstore
GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER AWARD
An annual award for the best graduate student paper on anthropology and reproduction, based on original research. Submissions from all subdisciplines of anthropology are encouraged. Papers are judged on ethnographic richness, anthropological methodology, linkage to the scholarship in anthropology and reproduction, effective use of theory and data, originality and creativity, organization, coherence of argument, and quality of writing.
Deadline for Nomination is August 1, 2016. Award will be announced at the CAR and SMA business meetings at the American Anthropological Association meetings in November 2016. The most recent full call for submissions is here.