Hughes Graduate Student Paper Prize

Erin Koch


Please nominate your students, encourage them to self-nominate, and spread the word about the SMA Hughes Prize. Papers should be relevant to medical anthropology. Nominees do not have to be members of the SMA. The deadline is July 1, 2022. Please let me know if you have any questions. More information is below. 

With best wishes, 

Charles Hughes Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition

The SMA announces the competition for the Charles Hughes Graduate Student Paper Prize. The Charles Hughes competitions focus on student achievements. The Hughes Prize will be awarded for the best paper written by a graduate student. Papers must have been written while the applicant was a student, in this or the preceding academic year only. The prize carries a $250 cash award. The journal Medical Anthropology Quarterly (MAQ) will have the right of first refusal (i.e., priority over any other publications to review the winning manuscript, should the award winner be interested in publishing the winning essay). All submissions must be electronic. Papers should not exceed 20 double- spaced pages, not including bibliography. To support blind review, no identifying information or acknowledgments should be contained in the manuscript. Only the paper's title should appear prior to the text on page 1. Submitted papers should be accompanied by a cover letter containing (1) the paper title; (2) the competition into which it is being entered (Hughes); (3) author details (including information on student status and relevant advisor's name, if any); and (4) contact information, including postal mailing address, phone number, and email address. The committee chair will send the submitted paper and the cover letter to the relevant subcommittee members. Send materials to the chair, Erin Koch at July 1, 2022.

Erin Koch, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of Kentucky

Pronouns: She/her/hers