Disability Research Interest Group Travel Award 2019

Call for Applications

The Disability Research Interest Group (DRIG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association is pleased to announce the annual DRIG Travel Award.
The DRIG Travel Award supports research pertaining to the anthropology of disability. The DRIG holds that people with disabilities are underrepresented in the field of Anthropology, as scholars and research participants. Consequently, disabled people’s experiences are frequently left out of anthropological knowledge production. For this reason, the DRIG aims to honor the research of emerging scholars (graduate through pre-tenure) who not only study disability experiences, but also critically and ethically engage with disability in local and global contexts, through scholarship and service. This year, we are pleased to offer two $100 one-time awards to honor emerging scholarship in Disability Anthropology.
To be considered for one of two $100 awards, please submit an email including your name, affiliation (or independent scholar status), and contact information with the following attached:
  1. Your current CV;
  2. The title and abstract of your 2019 AAA presentation;
  3. A statement of no more than 300 words of your contributions to the anthropology of disability.

Please send the application materials to Michele Friedner (michelefriedner@uchicago.edu), with “DRIG Travel Award Application” in the subject line by August 1, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed by members of the DRIG Steering Committee. Awardees will be selected according to a combination of scholarly merit, service relating to disability anthropology, and financial need. They will be notified by email. The award will be presented in check form during the AAA annual meeting at the DRIG business meeting. If extenuating circumstances prevent the awardee from attending the DRIG business meeting, we ask they email the Steering Committee as soon as possible.