Call for Nominations
Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award
Sol Tax provided distinguished innovative service to the field and to anthropological societies. The Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award is to be presented annually to a member of SfAA, in recognition of long-term and truly distinguished service to the Society.
Nominees should be those who have made long-term and exceptional contributions in one or more of the following areas: 1) leadership in organizational structure, activities and policy development; 2) central roles in communication with other disciplines or subdisciplines; 3) editing and publishing; 4) development of curricula in applied anthropology; 5) formulation of ethical standards of practice; and 6) other innovative activities which promote the goals of the Society and the field of applied anthropology, or to the public at large.
The Awardee will be invited to offer brief reflections at the Annual Meeting about his/her career in terms of distinguished service and applied anthropology. If it is impossible for the Awardee to be present due to illness, the option exists, though not required, for the recipient to send in his/her remarks.
Each nomination should include:
- a detailed letter of nomination outlining the distinguished service accomplishment of the candidate
- a curriculum vita
- other pertinent supporting materials
Nominations are valid for three years from the date of submission. The selection committee consists of five members appointed by the President and Executive Board of SfAA. Please email nominations and supporting material to:
Society for Applied Anthropology
Attn: Chair Sol Tax Award
Deadline for receipt of all materials is October 1. Supporting documents will not be returned unless specifically requested.
The Award winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the SfAA. Awardees are required to provide SfAA with a bio, picture, and travel receipts to receive payment.
2002 Recipient -- Art Gallaher
2003 Recipient -- John van Willigen
2004 Recipient -- Erve Chambers
2005 Recipient -- Gilbert Kushner
2006 Recipient -- Willis E. Sibley
2007 Recipient -- Sue-Ellen Jacobs
2008 Recipient -- Lucy Cohen
2009 Recipient -- Don Stull
2010 Recipient -- Linda Bennett
2011 Recipient -- Michael Angrosino
2012 Recipient -- Ann McElroy
2013 Recipient -- Allan Burns
2014 Recipient -- Ted Downing