Fred Plog Memorial Fellowship
Current Committee Charge: The committee solicits proposals and selects recipients for the Fred Plog Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship is presented in support of research to a graduate student with ABD status who is writing a dissertation on the American Southwest.
Committee Composition: Committee composition is one chair and at least four members.
Term Length: Term length is three years.
Award Cycle: Not applicable.
Committee Chair and End of Term: Maxine McBrinn 
Committee Chair Contact Information: Maxine McBrinn, Curator of Archaeology, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, P.O. Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1260, tel: 505-476-1260, e-mail: email@example.com
Committee Members and Ends of Terms: Andrew Duff , Donna Glowacki , Judith Habicht-Mauche , Matt Peeples , Adam Watson 
Board Liaison: Suzanne K. Fish
Award Description: An award of $1,000 is presented in memory of the late Fred Plog to support the research of a graduate student with ABD who is writing a dissertation on the North American Southwest or northern Mexico or on a topic, such as culture change or regional interactions, on which Fred Plog did research.
Who Is Eligible to Submit Nominations or Apply for the Award: All student members of SAA in good standing who are ABD by the time the award is made at the Annual Meeting of the SAA are eligible to apply for the award.
Nomination/Submission Materials Required: The application consists of 1) a research proposal no more than three pages long that describes the research and its potential contributions to American archaeology, 2) a curriculum vita, and 3) two letters of support, including one from the dissertation chair that indicates the expected date of completion of the dissertation.
Nomination/Submission Deadline: December 9, 2013
Other Special Requirements: All nominees must be ABD by the time the award is made at the Annual Meeting of the SAA.
Selection or Evaluation Criteria: Committee members evaluate applications according to the merit and quality of applicant’s research plan; the relevance of the research project to work in the North American Southwest or northern Mexico or on a topic, such as culture change or regional interactions, on which Fred Plog did research; the letters of support; and the academic record based on the curriculum vita.
Committee Deliberation Process (e.g. dates, venue): Electronic copies of applications are circulated to committee members during the week after the submission deadline. Committee members rank applications on scale of 1-3 (3 = highest) and submit rankings to the chair by the third week of January. No later than the second week of February, the committee chair distributes the tabulated rankings to the committee and coordinates a conference call or email discussion to select a fellow.
Nature of Award (e.g. monetary, medal, symposium): The award winner receives $1000. In addition, the awardee is recognized by the SAA through a plaque presented during the business meeting held at the Annual Meeting, a citation in The SAA Archaeological Record, and acknowledgment on the awards page of the SAA Website.
2013 Katherine A. Dungan
2012 Joshua Watts
2011 William Reitze
2010 Matthew Peeples
2009 Sam Duwe
2008 Deanna Grimstead
2007 Michael Mathiowetz and Todd Pitezel
2005 Greg Schachner
2001 Deborah Huntley
1999 Sarah Herr