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 Barbara Lawrence Award celebrates the life and accomplishments of Barbara Lawrence by recognizing and rewarding the scholarly efforts of young ethnobiologists. The award was initiated in 1987 by Dr. Elizabeth Wing and others and is presented for the best paper and presentation (in either oral or poster form) by a student at each annual conference. The prize carries a monetary award, made possible by donations from family, friends, and colleagues of Barbara Lawrence, and the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation.

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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.

  • Ecological Knowledge Research Fellowship: $750, annual competition. Deadline, November 30.
  • Indigenous Ethnobiologist Fellowship: $750, annual competition. Deadline, November 30.
  • Urban Ethnobiology Fellowship: $750, annual competition. Deadline, November 30.

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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 30:

  • 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.

The nomination materials can be submitted to awards@ethnobiology.org and should be addressed to the President of the Society of Ethnobiology, Scott Heron.

 

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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 Vice President, Cissy Fowler, explaining who you are, your interest in ethnobiology, and your ideas to increase undergraduate student involvement in our Society. Applications are due by December 30, and should be submitted electronically awards@ethnobiology.org.

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We encourage poster submissions. Posters are a great way to communicate about your research and can foster immediate in-depth conversations. Posters will be posted in prominent places at the conference venue and we will designate a particular time when people can stand by their posters to discuss their research with conference participants.

Last year the poster award was such a huge success that we will again be offering an award for the BEST ETHNOBIOLOGY POSTER. The winner will receive a cash prize of $300.

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The Society of Ethnobiology offers a limited number of waivers for people presenting papers or posters at the annual conference. This waiver covers the cost of registration and allows submission of an abstract without becoming a Society member.

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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 annual Society of Ethnobiology’s conference by an enrolled student (and must be enrolled at time of conference), graduate or undergraduate. This is a $450 grant. Award also includes a registration waiver and a year of online membership (to begin after award has been granted). Applicants cannot have received another SoE award within the past three years.

Applications are due by February 15, 2017.

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce a call for applications for one of our newest awards, the Indigenous People’s Conference Travel Award. Monies are to support travel for a presentation at the annual Society of Ethnobiology’s conference by an Indigenous person. This is a $450 grant. Award also includes a registration waiver and a year of online membership (to begin after award has been granted). Applicants cannot have received another SoE award within the past three years.

Applications are due by February 15, 2017.

 

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