Harold K. Schneider Prize

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition established by the Society for Economic Anthropology to honor its first president and to encourage new scholars in the field of economic anthropology. Harold Schneider, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, was known for both his path breaking research and his dedication as a teacher. Each year, the Society for Economic Anthropology invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. The winners in graduate and undergraduate divisions receive a cash prize and a certificate. The graduate winner is invited to present the paper at the SEA spring conference in 2015.

Papers should contain a central thesis or argument, should be neither wholly descriptive nor wholly theoretical but, ideally, both and should be edited for clarity. Manuscripts should be in English only and be no longer than 8,000 words, including endnotes and references, in American Anthropologist style. Papers accepted for publication are not eligible for the Schneider Prize, and entrants must be students in the semester prior to the deadline to be eligible.

The winners in both the undergraduate and graduate categories will each receive a cash prize, a certificate of achievement and a year’s membership in the SEA (for members of AAA). The graduate student winner will also be invited to make a presentation at the annual spring meeting of the SEA. The winners’ sponsors will also receive an SEA volume. All students who submit papers will receive a year’s membership in the SEA section (for those who are already members of the AAA).

Please submit electronic submissions only. The electronic submission must be sent in Microsoft Word format. Use your last name as the document name (example: “mauss.doc”). Please do not include your name anywhere within the text of the document, but provide all contact addresses (mail and E-mail) on the title page. If the paper includes multiple .gif or .jpg images, please include them within the text as well in a separate document labeled with your name (example: “mauss_images.doc”).

All student submissions must be accompanied by a supporting note from a faculty sponsor, which may be submitted via e-mail. Please indicate whether you are applying in the undergraduate or graduate category.

We will announce the 2015 competition later this year.