2023 Concha Delgado Gaitán Presidential Fellows Award

Call for Applications

The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE), a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), is pleased to announce the thirteenth year of the CAE Concha Delgado-Gaitan Presidential Fellows Program. This endowed fellowship program honors pioneering anthropologist of education Concha Delgado-Gaitan who, early in her career, distinguished herself as an ethnographer of literacy, linguistic diversity, social justice, and family negotiation of educational systems. The seven available fellowships support the professional development and mentoring of educational anthropologists early in their academic careers.

Up to seven fellowships will be awarded for the 2023-2024. Each fellowship includes:

1.       The establishment of mentoring relationship with a senior scholar in the field of educational anthropology, including an in-person get together in Toronto during the AAA meetings that will take place November 15-19, 2023. (Virtual meetings will be supported for those unable to attend in person)

2.       Participation in a professional learning community with the new cohort and previous presidential fellows and mentors.

3.       A stipend intended to support attendance at the November 2023 American Anthropological Association Meetings.

Eligibility: Educational anthropologists who have completed their doctoral degrees by August 2023 and no earlier than 2020. International scholars are welcomed. Scholars from underrepresented groups and institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit the following materials in a single email (except for the letter of recommendation) with the subject heading “CAE Presidential Fellows.”

1.       Curriculum vita.

2.       Statement of no more than two single-spaced pages: (a) tracing scholarly and professional accomplishments and orientations (including community engagement work if applicable). In your statement describe: What are the central concerns and questions you address in your work? How does your scholarly and professional work contribute to CAE’s mission? What would you contribute to the cohort of fellows, if you were selected, and to the larger CAE community? Think about your contributions in terms of the things you know and care about, and how you would bring those perspectives to the work.

3.       On a third page (b) name some of your goals within the field of anthropology and education, (c) clarifying any previous involvement with CAE or AAA (if any), and (d) naming areas in which mentoring would be beneficial to the applicant.

4.       One letter of reference (please have it emailed directly to CAE Past-President Mariela Nuñez-Janes (mariela.nunez-janes@unt.edu) with the subject heading: “CAE Fellows [Your Last Name]. In addition, please list the names of two other referees. The latter do not have to submit letters.

5.       Names of up to three active senior scholars in the CAE community with whom the applicant would benefit from a mentoring relationship.

The Concha Delgado-Gaitan CAE Presidential Fellowships support early-career educational anthropologists in ways that contribute to their success within the academy or broader communities of education policy and practice.

Selection procedure: Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of established CAE scholars, chaired by the immediate past president of CAE. The review process considers the quality of the application, the fit between CAE’s mission and the applicant’s work, and the potential benefits of mentoring. The selection committee will seek to ensure that a broad range of interests are represented within the selected cohort.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2023

Applicants notified by: August 28, 2023

Submit applications to: Mariela Nuñez-Janes, Past President of CAE (mariela.nunez-janes@unt.edu)