[URBANTH-L]Fw: SfAA Peter K. New Student Prize

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Nov 24 11:24:49 EST 2004

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The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces an annual
student research competition in the applied social and behavioral
sciences. The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize
of $1000, a crystal trophy, and travel funds to attend the annual
meetings of the SfAA.

The award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished
medical sociologist-anthropologist and former president of the
SfAA. The award will be given to the best paper which reports on an
applied research project in the social/behavioral sciences. The
issue of research question should be in the domain of health care
or human services (broadly construed). Please see the guidelines
below for additional information. The original and three copies of
the paper must be submitted to the SfAA Business Office by December

The Peter K. New Student Prize
Competition Guidelines

The Competition is open to any person who was registered as a
student at the graduate or undergraduate level in a college or
university during the calendar year, 2004. An eligible student is
one who does not have a previously-earned doctoral degree. For
example, a person with an M.D. degree who is registered as a
student in a Ph.D. program is not eligible, and vice versa.
To be eligible, the manuscript should report on research that in
large measure has not been previously published. The competition
will be limited to manuscripts that have a single author;
multiple-authored papers will not be eligible.
The winner of the Competition must be available to attend the annual
meeting of the Society in Santa Fe, New Mexico (April 5-10, 2005)
and present the paper. The winner is also expected to submit the
paper to our journal, Human Organization, for review and possible
publication. Students who have previously won either first or
second place in the Peter K. New Competition are not eligible in
subsequent years.

The paper should be double-spaced and must be less than 45 pages in
length (this includes footnotes, tables, and appendices). The paper
should conform to the guidelines of conventional style manuals. The
original and four copies of the manuscript should be submitted.
Applicants may transmit their manuscripts by facsimile in which
case a fee for duplication will be assessed. The Competition will
not accept manuscripts by electronic mail.

The research and the paper should use the social/behavioral sciences
to address in an applied fashion an issue or question in the domain
(broadly construed) of health care or human services.

All submissions must be received in the Business Office of the
Society by December 31, 2004. The judging for the Competition will
begin in January. The winner will be announced in early February of
2005. The winner will be recognized and the paper presented at the
annual meeting of the Society in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 5-10,

The papers will be evaluated on the basis of the following general
*     Originality
*     Research design/method
*    Clarity of analysis and presentation
*    Contribution to the social/behavioral sciences

The winner of the Competition will receive a cash prize of $1,000 as
well as a sum of $350 to partially offset the cost of transportation
and lodging at the annual meeting of the Society. In addition, the
winner will also receive a Steuben crystal trophy. Depending on the
quality of the submissions, the jurors may elect to award a second
and third place prize ($250 and $100, respectively).
Several winning manuscripts from previous years have been published.
Potential applicants may wish to review these articles.

Devon D. Brewer, "Hip Hop Graffiti Writersâ?T Evaluations of
Strategies to Control Illegal Graffiti," Human Organization, volume
51, #2 (Summer, 1992), pp. 188-196. First Prize Winner, 1991.
Elizabeth L. Krause, "The Looking Glass of Historic Preservation in
Micronesia: A Reflection of Modernization and Changing Values,"
Human Organization, volume 51, #2 (Summer, 1992), pp. 197-201.
Second Prize Winner, 1991.
Nancy Romero-Diaz, "Multiple Sexual Partners, Migrant Labor and the
Makings of an Epidemic," Human Organization, volume 53, #2 (Summer,
1994) pp. 192-205. First Prize Winner, 1993.
Peter Hessler, "Sikestown: An Ethnography of a Town and Its Youth,"
Human Organization, volume 52, #3 (Fall, 1993), pp. 316-324. Second
Prize Winner, 1992.
Gery W. Ryan , "Can We Predict What Mothers Do: Modeling Childhood
Diarrhea in Rural Mexico," Human Organization, volume 55, #1
(Spring, 1996), pp. 47-57. First Prize Winner, 1992.
Sandy Smith-Nonini, "Primary Health Care and its Unfulfilled Promise
of Community Participation: Lessons from a Salvadoran War Zone,"
Human Organization, volume 56, #3 (Fall, 1997) pp. 364-374. First
Prize Winner, 1995.
Melissa A. Checker, "â?~Itâ?Ts In the Airâ?T: Redefining the
Environment as a New Metaphor for Old Social Justice Struggles,"
Human Organization, volume 61, #1 (Spring, 2002) pp. 94-105. First
Prize Winner, 1999.


Jennifer R. Wies, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate
jwies2 at uky.edu
Department of Anthropology
University of Kentucky
211 Lafferty Hall
Lexington KY 40506-0024

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