The Aging and the Life Course Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association invites applications for the first annual Christine Fry Graduate Student Travel Award. The awardee will receive $500 to be applied toward travel to the 2023 AAA/CASCA meetings in Toronto, and will be honored at the Interest Group business meeting during the conference.
This award is named for Christine Fry, an anthropologist who was a true pioneer in developing the modern focus in the anthropology of age. Her early research stemmed from ethnographic study while living in a retirement community and then investigating the cognitive organization of the life-course in the United States. Dr. Fry is perhaps best known for co-directing Project A.G.E. (Age, Generation, and Experience), a long-term cross-cultural research endeavor to examine the meaning of age and how different communities shape the experience of late life.
The purpose of this award is to support a new generation of scholars working on aging, retirement, and the life course. The award will go to a graduate student who is presenting innovative and generative research directly related to these topics at the AAA/CASCA meeting. Students whose universities do not provide travel funding are particularly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a copy of your AAA paper abstract and a brief statement (300 words or less) about your research interests and experiences to Jay Sokolovsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Claudia Huang (email@example.com) by September 15th, 2023. Applications will be reviewed by a committee from the executive board of the Interest Group, and the awardee will be notified in advance of the conference.