The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Student Paper Prize is open for submissions. The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (M.A., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., etc.) to send stand-alone papers centering on the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes.
The committee will select five finalists; each finalist will be assigned a mentor who shares substantive interests to offer feedback. APLA awards a cash prize of $350.00, plus travel expenses of up to $650.00 if the prize winner attends the 2016 annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Minneapolis, MN) to receive the prize in person. The prize winner will be announced in Anthropology News, and the winning paper will be considered for publication in PoLAR: The Political and Legal Anthropology Review. A list of winning papers published in PoLAR is available to review.
Authors must be enrolled in a graduate program through at least May 1, 2016. Papers should not exceed 8,000 words (including notes and references) and should follow PoLAR‘s style guidelines. Please submit papers as PDF attachments to Karin Friederic (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 1, 2016.