The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Armelagos-Swedlund Graduate Research Award

The committee of the Armelagos-Swedlund Fund invites submissions for research presented at professional meetings.  The funds available are for the presentation of papers during the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  Priority is given to papers dealing with topics in medical anthropology, but related topics in biocultural and biological anthropology will be considered.  If you have presented at this year’s meetings of the AAAs, Society for Medical Anthropology, Human Biology Association, American Association of Physical Anthropologists or Society for Applied Anthropology then please consider applying.  Also, if you presented at this year’s American Anthropological Association meetings, NEAAs, or other professional societies’ annual meetings then you also may be eligible.

The Armelagos-Swedlund Award is a scholarship for graduate students and not a travel award, so receipts for travel, fieldwork, etc. are not required.

In your application please include a brief cover letter, abstract, and a copy of the paper.  Please address to Alan Swedlund/Tom Leatherman, Department of Anthropology, Machmer Hall (, submit an electronic copy via email and give a printed copy to Debbie Averill in the Main Office.  This year’s review committee consists of Alan Swedlund and Tom Leatherman.  The prize will be presented at the Department’s spring lunch and awards ceremony.  Submissions due no later than TBA