Praxis Award Submissions Due Soon

12 Jun 2013 8:33 PM | Terry Redding

The deadline for entries for the 2013 WAPA Praxis Award is fast approaching: July 1, 2013. Applications will not be accepted after that date.


For over three decades, WAPA’s biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project or specific, long-term endeavor. Submissions should clearly demonstrate how the applicant used anthropology to effectively address contemporary human problems. This is not a career or lifetime achievement award, but one that recognizes the value of applying anthropology to everyday problems and issues.


The competition for this prestigious award is open to anyone holding an MA or PhD in any subfield of anthropology. WAPA strongly encourages nominations (including self-nominations) from individuals, groups or organizations wherein at least one anthropologist worked on and influenced the designated project. Entries are also encouraged from anthropologists worldwide.


Award recipients receive a $1000 stipend and will be recognized at the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) business meeting, held during the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in November 2013. 


Application information is available under the “Praxis” link on the WAPA website, www.wapadc.org. Nominations must include a cover page and a 5 to 10-page descriptive essay. Entries will be strengthened by supporting letters, public testimonials and media releases from project clients and beneficiaries (not colleagues). 


WAPA members are encouraged to share information about the Praxis Award with colleagues and contacts, and should feel free to forward this message to various lists and groups as relevant.


For additional information, contact:

Terry Redding

2013 Praxis Award Committee Chair

Email: terrymredding (at) yahoo.com

Phone:  202-462-9124

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