Ed and Judy Jelks with former students, who supported the founding of the award.

All students who are presenting a paper at the 2013 SHA conference in Leicester should consider applying for the Ed and Judy Jelks Student Travel Award. Two $500 awards will be presented to students who are presenting a paper or poster or participating in a symposium at the 2012 conference in Baltimore. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, be a member of SHA, and be presenting a paper at the 2013 conference. To apply, please send a brief email to me, Charlies Ewen, the Jelks Award committee chair (ewenc@ecu.edu), outlining how participation in the SHA Conference will advance your career and research, and indicate how presentation of your research will benefit other SHA members. Along with this please send your abstract submission and a copy of your curriculum vitae. Reference letters from advisors are not required, but please identify your major advisor(s) in your letter or CV. Award checks will be sent to you after the conference.

The deadline for submissions is November 15th, so please consider applying now if you are a student who is presenting, and please encourage any student advisees or colleagues whose costs would be defrayed by this award. Do email me directly if you have any questions.

To read more about the history of this award, which recognizes the contribution and dedication of Ed and Judy Jelks to the professional development of archaeology students, please visit this recent post by Paul Mullins.

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