Robert A. and Beverly H. Hackenberg Lecture

The Robert A. and Beverly H. Hackenberg Prize recognizes Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) members and their community partners whose work demonstrates sustained and meaningful collaboration to improve the communities where they live and work, thus embodying the principles and values that guided the Hackenbergs’ careers. The prize is accompanied by a cash award to be used to advance the collaborative effort. Selection criteria include community participation in a project or activity related to a significant practical problem or issue. The prize-winning project is preferably interdisciplinary and located in the general geographic area where the annual meeting is held. The project should be sustainable, contain a model that might be replicable when tailored to a problem and its local conditions elsewhere, and have an evaluation component. The Hackenberg Prize recipient(s) presents a lecture or organized session describing the projectat SfAA annual meeting. 

Nominations (including self-nominations), suggestions, or inquiries should be addressed to Don Stull, Chair, Hackenberg Prize Committee (; 785-764-8967).