Thursday, January 24, 2013

Global Network Travel Awards for participation in SMA/EASA/URV joint conference, Tarragona, June 2013: Deadline March 1, 2013

The aim of the joint EASA/SMA conference in Tarragona, Spain is for these two networks to meet, but also to engage colleagues from areas of the world where professional medical anthropology networks and societies are not well formed, especially in Africa, South America, Asia, and the Pacific. We have been awarded funds from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to facilitate participation in the conference by a more geographically diverse population of medical anthropological researchers. We invite you to register and participate in the Tarragona conference, and encourage you to apply as needed for the Global Network Travel Award.

The Global Network Travel Award is a competitive, need-based award to facilitate attendance and participation in the EASA/SMA Joint Conference in Tarragona, Spain (June 2013). Ideal candidates will come from developing contexts and/or parts of the world where a professional network or society of medical anthropologists has not yet formed or is only minimally developed. Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Scientific Committee. Awardees may be invited to take leadership roles within the conference proceedings.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send a one-page description of need, and your proposed paper/poster/video (Word or PDF format, if possible) to Professor Cartwright’s email no later than March 1, 2013. Award recipients will be notified by April 1, 2013. Award funds must be used to subsidize travel, conference fees and accommodations. The Conference will be held in English, however, every effort will be made to facilitate translation through volunteer student translators and multi-lingual signage.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SMA offers student travel fellowhips for participation in SMA/EASA/URV joint conference and 4th annual MAYS meeting in Tarragona


SMA Student Travel Fellowships: Deadline March 1, 2013

The Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) is pleased to be able to offer its student members a limited number of $800 student travel fellowships for travel to the 2013 SMA/EASA meeting in Tarragona, Spain. Eligibility is restricted to student members of the SMA who are (1) presenting at SMA/EASA meeting, or (2) presenting at the Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) meeting and attending the SMA/EASA meeting. Fellowships will be awarded based on the clarity, significance and innovation of their submitted abstract, and the strength of a letter of support from a faculty member who can discuss the significance of their presented work.

Eligibility Requirements (must meet all four)

(1) Submit proof of current student SMA student membership
(2) Submit proof of registration for the SMA/EASA conference
(3) Submit a copy of your SMA/EASA or MAYS paper abstract (due February 15, 2013 via conference website)
(4) Submit a letter of recommendation from an advisor

Application Procedure

Please compile all the supporting materials into ONE file and save in pdf format. Email materials and direct any inquiries to the SMA 2013 Student Travel Fellowship Committee at by March 1, 2013. Fellowship award winners will be notified by April 1, 2013. Awards will be formally announced, and checks will be presented, at the SMA business meeting in Tarragona, Spain.

For additional details, see the conference websites: