Awards & Honors: Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

The Executive committee of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) invites the membership to submit names of nominees for the prestigious Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominees should have demonstrated a lifetime of contributions and commitment to Physical Anthropology through their scholarship, training, and service to the AAPA.

This award is considered Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).


Deadline: October 16, 2017
Link: http://physanth.org/about/awards-funding-and-other-opportunities/charles-r-darwin-lifetime-achievement-award/

Nomination Process 

  1. Members are invited to submit a one-page nomination (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf) describing the nominee’s qualifications and contributions to biological anthropology and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.
  2. Electronic submission is required and nominations should be e-mailed to the chair of the Nominations Committee, Anne Stone.
  3. All materials must be received no later than October 16, 2017.
  4. Rollover of Nominations: Nominations made in the previous year, but not awarded, will be considered by the Executive Committee for one additional year without requiring renomination. Nominators who wish to provide additional information should contact the chair of the Nominations Committee (hotlink). Nominations made prior to the previous year must be resubmitted.

Evaluation Process

  • The AAPA Executive Committee evaluates the nominees and makes the final decision.
  • The committee may request a more detailed letter of nomination from the original nominator along with brief a curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  • The awardee and the nominator are informed by the President in January prior to the annual meeting.

Award Process

  • The award is presented during the business meeting at the AAPA annual meeting each year.
  • The awardee will be introduced by the nominator (in the case of multiple nominations, a single nominator will be selected).
  • All members including students are encouraged to attend the business meeting to join together in recognition of a distinguished senior member of the AAPA.