The Society of Ethnobiology offers a variety of awards that honor achievements in the field of Ethnobiology. These awards recognize the breadth of ethnobiology and the importance of supporting a broad range of ethnobiological research and researchers.

The Executive Board of the Society of Ethnobiology is delighted to announce three new funded graduate research fellowships. We invite applications from graduate student members. The application deadline for all three fellowships is December 15.

  • Justin Nolan Ecological Knowledge Fellowship: $750, annual competition.
  • Jessica Mae Orozco Indigenous Ethnobiologist Fellowship: $750, annual competition.
  • Urban Ethnobiology Fellowship: $750, annual competition.

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The Society of Ethnobiology announces its Distinguished Ethnobiologist award to honor an ethnobiologist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of ethnobiology and advancing the goals of the Society. In recognition of these contributions, the recipient will be awarded a lifetime honorary membership to the Society of Ethnobiology. The recipient of the award (or in special circumstances, a representative of the winner) shall present an address at the annual meeting the year of his/her selection. All travel expenses will be covered by the Society of Ethnobiology. Please submit the nomination materials electronically by December 15:

  • a letter of nomination of no more than 500 words, including a short biographical sketch of the nominee, and
  • a current CV of the nominee.

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The Undergraduate Ethnobiologist award is given to a keen undergraduate ethnobiologist who will sit on our Board as an appointed "Student Advisor." The student should come with ideas and energy to increase undergraduate student involvement in our Society. This is a one-year position that comes with a one-year membership in the Society, a waiver for our Society of Ethnobiology annual meeting registration, accommodation for 3 nights during the conference, and $250 USD to put towards travel. If you feel you are well suited for this position, or know a student who is, send a one-page (maximum) letter to the Society of Ethnobiology Awards Coordinator explaining who you are, your interest in ethnobiology, and your ideas to increase undergraduate student involvement in our Society. Applications are due by January 31, 2021, and should be submitted via the online form (link below). Questions? Contact awards@ethnobiology.org.

For the 2022 Best Ethnobiology Poster award, we are accepting applications for all poster submissions (student and non-student, single or multiple authored) presented at the SfAA Meeting in Salt Lake City. All posters accepted to the SfAA conference are eligible; no additional application materials are necessary to be considered for this award. A panel of judges assesses the posters. The awardee is selected on the basis of both content and graphic appeal. The winner receives a cash prize of $150. Student poster submissions are also eligible for the Barbara Lawrence Award ($500), but must include all other Barbara Lawrence Award application materials.

Deadline for Best Poster Award Applications: January 15

Barbara Lawrence Award/Best Poster Award Application Form

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce a call for applications for one of our newest awards, the Student Conference Travel Award. Monies are to support travel for a presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology Joint conference or the International Society of Ethnobiology and Society for Economic Botany conference, by a Society member student (and must be enrolled at time of conference), graduate or undergraduate. This is a $450 grant. Award includes a year of online membership (to begin after award has been granted). Applicants cannot have received another SoE award within the past three years.

SfAA Salt Lake City 2022 applications are due by January 15, 2022.

SEB/ISE Jamaica 2022 applications are due by March 22, 2022.

Student Conference Travel Award Application Form

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce a call for applications for one of our newest awards, the Indigenous Peoples' Conference Travel Award for the Society for Applied Anthropology Joint conference or the International Society of Ethnobiology and Society for Economic Botany conference. Monies are to support travel for any Indigenous individual who wishes to participate and contribute to these conferences. Conference contributions can include a table display, a workshop, sharing a story, giving a presentation, or a number of other options. This is a $1000 grant. Applicants cannot have received another SoE award within the past three years.

SfAA Salt Lake City 2022 applications are due by January 15, 2022.

SEB/ISE Jamaica 2022 applications are due by March 22, 2022.

Indigenous Peoples' Conference Travel Award Application Form

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce a call for applications for a new award, the Majority World Conference Travel Award. Monies are to support travel for a presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology Joint conference or the International Society of Ethnobiology and Society for Economic Botany conference by a new or existing member travelling from outside Canada and the United States. Preference will be given to presenters travelling from countries in South America, South and Southeast Asia, and Africa.

This is a $1600 grant. Applicants cannot have received another SoE award within the past three years.

SfAA Salt Lake City 2022 applications are due by January 15, 2022.

SEB/ISE Jamaica 2022 applications are due by March 22, 2022.

Majority World Conference Travel Award Application Form

We are currently accepting applications for conference fee waivers for our joint conference with the Society for Applied Anthropology. We encourage applications for waivers from indigenous scholars and people of diverse backgrounds that are in financial need. Applicants who have received a waiver from the Society within the past three years are not eligible. If you would like to be considered for such a waiver, please fill out the application form prior to October 22nd at 5:00 pm PST.

Conference Fee Waiver Application Form: 2022 SfAA Joint Conference

 

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