2022 Pelto International Award Announcement

Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2021

Award Description 

As part of the SfAA’s international initiative, the Pelto International Award intends to strengthen and expand relationships between the SfAA and countries outside the United States, where the SfAA is headquartered.  The award seeks to support the development of applied social science abroad, specifically in the awardee’s home country. 

The award provides financial and networking support to a mid-career international scholar/practitioner in three distinct ways: (1) Funding of US $1,350 to support applied anthropology activities in the awardee’s country; (2) Three years of membership in the SfAA; and (3) Three years of registration at the SfAA annual meetings.  

Award Selection Criteria

Citizenship or permanent residence in low- and mid-income countries https://datatopics.worldbank.org/world-development-indicators/the-world-by-income-and-region.html

  • A master's degree or higher in an applied social science 
  • Affiliation with an educational institution, government agency, or community-based organization in the awardee’s home country
  • Demonstration of innovative applications of social science theory and methods to address social problems
  • Evidence of engagement with grassroots programs, organizations, or other entities that build community capacity necessary to understand and address social inequities
  • Demonstration of involvement in capacity building for applied social science in the awardee’s home country 

Award Nomination Materials 

  • A letter of nomination from an SfAA member 
  • A supporting letter from an SfAA member or from an applied social scientist in the nominee’s home country
  • An application from the nominee including the following items: 
  1. Name; address, telephone number(s), email address; Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae; name and address of nominee’s institution 
  2. A proposal on the applied social science activities to be undertaken with the funding 
  3. A statement on how the award will advance the application of social science in the nominee’s country
  4. An agreement to deliver a presentation on the state of applied anthropology in the nominee’s country during a panel session at the SfAA annual meetings 
  5. An agreement to serve in the Pelto Committee for the award year, and two additional consecutive years.      

Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2021 

Send to:  info@appliedanthro.org

Questions?: Contact Pelto Committee members Judith Freidenberg (jfreiden@umd.edu); Merril Eisenberg (eisenberg.merrill@gmail.com); Russell Bernard (ufruss@ufl.edu); Jim Waldram (j.waldram@usask.ca);  Mark Schuller (mschuller@niu.edu)

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