Conference Awards and Waivers

We are currently accepting applications for conference fee waivers for our joint conference with the Royal Anthropological Institute. 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 August 2nd at 5:00 pm PST.

Application Form

For 2022, we will be granting The Barbara Lawrence Award and Best Poster Award for papers that are presented at SfAA Meeing in Salt Lake City.

How to Apply

  1. Log in to the website and navigate to the Barbara Lawrence Award/Best Poster Award Application Form.
    Note that you must be a current member to be able to access the Application form. You must submit your abstract and proof of student status by January 15.
  2. Additional application materials that are due on March 1 include:
    • Research paper
    • PPT/Poster
    • Statement of Authorship (if more than one author is listed)
      You will be able to edit your original application to include these materials. Instructions will be provided in the confirmation email you will receive when you submit the application form

Please contact the Awards Coordinator at awards@ethnobiology.org if you have questions about the award or application requirements. For technical assistance with the website and/or application form, contact webmaster@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 Indigenous Peoples' Conference Travel Award for the Society for Applied Anthropology Joint conference. Monies are to support travel for any Indigenous individual who wishes to participate and contribute to this conference. 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.

Applications are due on January 15th 2022.

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 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 this conference. 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.

Applications are due on March 22nd 2022.

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 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.

Applications are due on January 15th 2022.

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 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.

Applications are due on March 22nd 2022.

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 by a Society member student (and must be enrolled at time of conference), graduate or undergraduate. This is a $450 grant. Award also 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.

Applications are due on January 15th 2022.

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 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 also 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.

Applications are due on March 22nd 2022.

Application Form