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. The awards primary thrust is to provide means for the person to attend the conference to expand the reach of their research – in that regard $500 for AAA meeting travel expenses as well as a reimbursement of basic conference registration fees (not workshops) is awarded.


All anthropology students who are 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. Attendance at the conference is required for this award.

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

How To Apply:

All applicants must be nominated by submitting 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,
2) any NASA Member (Officer or not) may nominate a student,
3) any AAA Student Section Representative may nominate a student.

The following items are required for the application:

Full Legal Name
School and school year
Research interests
Geographical area(s) of interest
Transcripts of universities attended (unofficial copies are fine)
One to three page essay explaining what you believe to be the significance of anthropology, where you see the direction of the field, and why you feel qualified for the award
CV for graduate student applicants

Incomplete applications will not be considered

The following items are required upon winning before disbursement:

Social Security Number (if US applicant)


The Awards Selection Committee must receive all fully completed “Carrie Hunter-Tate Award” Nomination and Application  May 7th, 2018. Please email submissions to

Applicants will be notified in July.


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

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