An award of $1,000 is presented in memory of the late Fred Plog to support the research of a graduate student with ABD who is writing a dissertation on the North American Southwest or northern Mexico or on a topic, such as culture change or regional interactions, on which Fred Plog did research.

All student members of SAA in good standing who are ABD by the time the award is made at the Annual Meeting of the SAA are eligible to apply for the award. The application consists of 1) a research proposal no more than three pages long that describes the research and its potential contributions to American archaeology, 2) a curriculum vita, and 3) two letters of support, including one from the dissertation chair that indicates the expected date of completion of the dissertation. Nomination/Submission Deadline: December 9, 2011. All nominees must be ABD by the time the award is made at the Annual Meeting of the SAA.

Contact Committee Chair Wesley Bernardini, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Wesley_Bernardini@redlands.edu or see http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/Awards/FredPlogMemorialFellowship/tabid/171/Default.aspx

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