Honors Projects & Awards

Awards

ETHNOGRAPHY PRIZE

Each year, faculty select the best student ethnography from the methods class.  The prize is awarded in the Fall or Spring when the student is on campus, at a social event bringing together faculty and students in the department. The prize consists of a certificate, a student membership to American Anthropological Association (AAA), and a department sweatshirt or tee shirt.

SPRADLEY SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Thanks to the generosity of Anthropology alumni, we provide up to two Spradley Summer Research Fellowships each summer to support student research. The Research Fellowship is open to all declared anthropology majors in good standing who are making progress toward completing their major and who will not have graduated by September 1 following their summer research. Preference is given to students who are not already recipients of other fellowships.  Proposals are due March 3, 2014.  Projects selected for funding must conform to the Anthropology Department Ethics Guidelines and be approved through Macalester’s Social Science Institutional Review Board.

Additional details for applications, due March 3, 2014:

We offer Spradley Summer Research Fellowships each summer to support student research.  Each award is for up to $1500 toward living expenses, supplies, travel, etc.  Students must present receipts to be reimbursed for expenses.  Students are required to provide a written summary of their research activities upon completion of the research period.

The Research Fellowship is open to all declared anthropology majors in good standing who are making progress toward completing their major and who will not have graduated by September 1 the same year as their fellowship.  Preference will be given to students who are not already recipients of other fellowships (e.g., Keck, Taylor, Gerdes, Lilly, etc.).

What you need to do to apply:

1.  In consultation with an Anthropology Department Faculty member, develop a 3-page proposal outlining your project.  Be specific about what you intend to accomplish and how this project complements your scholarly and professional goals.  Your proposal should describe what the final project will be.  For example, is this research that might lead to an honors project or senior capstone?  In addition, your proposal should include:  a)  a 1-page timetable, detailing the steps for completing your project;  and b) a 1-page budget detailing expenses. 

2.  By 11:59pm March 3, submit an electronic copy of your proposal to department coordinator Margo Dickinson (mdickins@macalester.edu).

Projects selected for funding must conform to the Anthropology Department Ethics Guidelines (http://www.macalester.edu/academics/anthropology/researchpolicies/).  In addition, if your project is selected for a Summer Research Fellowship and includes human subjects, you must secure approval through Macalester’s Social Science Institutional Review Board.  More information and SSIRB forms can be found at:  http://www.macalester.edu/committees/irb/ssirb/index.html

The Anthropology Department Faculty look forward to reviewing your proposals, and we're grateful to Macalester Anthropology Alumni for their generous support of student work!