Are you between the ages of 18 and 29? Do you take the lead in transforming lives within your community? If you answered in the affirmative to both these questions, then consider applying for the Queen’s Young Leader Award. Read on.
The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.
Applications to become a 2016 Queen’s Young Leader are open from 22nd June – 7th September 2015. Last year 3 Canadians were chosen and 4 received honorable mention.
If you are planning on attending the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, held in Denver, CO, consider applying for these awards. These are specific to the Archaeology Division. More than one award is available in each of the two categories!!
Applications for the following should be sent to the AD Secretary, Jane Eva Baxter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Diversity Travel Grant: Four awards of up to $600 are available to help cover the travel costs associated with attending the AAA meeting. These grants are intended to increase participation in AAA sessions and in archaeology more widely by students from historically under-represented populations. African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native American, Asian American, Latino and Latina, Chicano and Chicana, and Pacific Islander students in archaeology are encouraged to apply for these travel grants. Archaeology students with disabilities are also eligible for this grant. For more information see: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Diversity. The deadline for application is September 15.
Applications for the following should be sent to the AD Student Member-at-Large, Lindsay Montgomery: email@example.com
Student Membership award: The AD awards the next year’s membership in both AAA and AD to up to 20 students who present archaeological papers or posters at the annual meeting. All undergraduate and graduate students who present an archaeological paper or poster at the annual meeting are eligible to apply for this award. For further information please see: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Membership. The deadline for application is September 15.
If you don’t recognise the names, John Marshall or Tim Asch, then it’s time to take a look at some classic anthropological films, such as The Hunters (1957) or N!ai: The Story of a !Kung Woman (1980), and The Feast (1969) or The Ax Fight (1975). Marshall and Asch directed and produced these documentaries.