The Carrie-Hunter Tate Award

The “Carrie Hunter-Tate Award” honors the memory of this former officer of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA). Carrie energetically devoted her time and talents to NASA until her untimely death in 1995. To honor the spirit with which she dedicated herself to the profession of anthropology, NASA has established the “Carrie Hunter-Tate Award,” to be bestowed upon student anthropologists with similar enthusiasm for service to the profession.

The judgment criteria for this award are split equally between academic and professional achievements. Examples of academic achievements include– but are not limited to–class performance, receipt of academic scholarships and awards, publications and presentations, and, scholarly research. Examples of professional achievement include–but are not limited to–service within professional organizations or departments, leadership positions within student anthropological groups, and community service in which anthropological issues are brought to the public’s attention. This award is worth $500 to assist in travel expenses to the AAA conference.


All anthropology students and all members of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (excluding currently elected or appointed NASA Officers) are eligible. Non-members may apply for the Carrie Hunter-Tate, but must join NASA prior to receiving the award if selected.

Undergraduates, graduates, and all international students are encouraged to apply for these awards.

How To Apply:

All applicants must be nominated with an official nomination form and also submit a complete application.

Students may be nominated for this award in one of three ways: 1) AAA student members may apply individually for the award through self-nomination, or; 2) any AAA Member may nominate a student, or; 3) any AAA Section Officer may nominate a student.  A Nomination Form must be completed prior to application. All nominated students will then become potential applicants who need to send the following  specific application materials required for the application:


Social Security Number (if US applicant)


School and school year

Research interests

Geographical area of interest

Transcripts of universities attended (unofficial copies are acceptable)

One to three page essay explaining significance of anthropology, where you see the direction of the field, and how you feel qualified for the award

CV for graduate student applicants

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


The Awards Selection Committee must receive all fully completed “Carrie Hunter-Tate Award” Nomination and Application by August 30, 2014.  Please email submissions to

Applicants will be notified in September.


For further details or questions about the “Carrie Hunter-Tate Award,” please contact the Carrie Hunter-Tate Award Committee Chair, Krisha J. Hernandez-Pruhs at


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