Awards

About the SAA Awards

The Society for American Archaeology Awards recognize and honor knowledge and professional achievements at all career levels--from student and early career archaeologists to those who have made lasting contributions to the Society and the profession. The Call for Nominations opens in the fall of each year.

The 2025 Call for Award Nominations opens in September 2024.
Deadlines and nomination information vary by award.
The 2025 Charles Stanish Award is currently open for applications. The deadline is August 1, 2024.

Prior to any award recommendation being finalized and publicly announced, anyone recommended for an award, scholarship, or grant will be required to certify the following:

(a)  I am not and have not ever been the subject of a discrimination or harassment lawsuit or related administrative complaint that resulted in an adverse finding; and

(b)  I do not have and have not had a current or pending disciplinary action such as suspension or termination of registration, resulting from a Register of Professional Archaeologists’ grievance investigation.

Professional Awards

Nomination / Submission Deadline

Award

17 Jan 2024
Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis Nomination/Submission Deadline: 17 Jan 2024
31 Dec 2023
Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management Nomination/Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2023
01 Dec 2023
Award for Excellence in Curation and Collections Management Nomination/Submission Deadline: 01 Dec 2023
01 Dec 2023
Award for Excellence in Collections-Based Research and Education Nomination/Submission Deadline: 01 Dec 2023
04 Jan 2024
Award for Excellence in Latin American and Caribbean Archaeology Nomination/Submission Deadline: 04 Jan 2024
15 Nov 2023
Book Award (Scholarly and Popular) Nomination/Submission Deadline: 15 Nov 2023
06 Jan 2024
Crabtree Award Nomination/Submission Deadline: 06 Jan 2024
23 Feb 2024
Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research for 2025 Nomination/Submission Deadline: 23 Feb 2024
31 Dec 2023
Gene S. Stuart Award Nomination/Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2023
04 Jan 2024
Lifetime Achievement Nomination/Submission Deadline: 04 Jan 2024
11 Mar 2024
State Archaeology Celebration Poster Award Nomination/Submission Deadline: 11 Mar 2024
20 Dec 2023
Distinguished Achievement in Public Archaeology Award Nomination/Submission Deadline: 20 Dec 2023
20 Dec 2023
Excellence in Public Archaeology Programming Award Nomination/Submission Deadline: 20 Dec 2023
20 Dec 2023
Outstanding Public Archaeology Initiative Award Nomination/Submission Deadline: 20 Dec 2023

 

 Travel Awards

Nomination / Submission Deadline

Award

15 Jul 2024
Deborah L. Nichols Meeting Access Grants Nomination/Submission Deadline: 15 Jul 2024
01 Dec 2023
Julie K. Stein Geoarchaeology Undergraduate Travel Award Nomination/Submission Deadline: 01 Dec 2023

 

 Student Awards

Nomination / Submission Deadline

Award

30 Nov 2023
Dissertation Award (Deadline extended to Nov. 30) Nomination/Submission Deadline: 30 Nov 2023
18 Mar 2024
Student Paper Award (Deadline Extended to March 18) Nomination/Submission Deadline: 18 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024
Student Poster Award (Deadline Extended to March 18) Nomination/Submission Deadline: 18 Mar 2024

 

 Student Fellowship Awards

Nomination / Submission Deadline

Award

11 Dec 2023
Dienje Kenyon Memorial Fellowship Nomination/Submission Deadline: 11 Dec 2023
01 Dec 2023
Douglas C. Kellogg Fellowship for Geoarchaeological Research Nomination/Submission Deadline: 01 Dec 2023
01 Nov 2023
Fred Plog Memorial Fellowship Nomination/Submission Deadline: 01 Nov 2023
01 Dec 2023
Paul Goldberg Award Nomination/Submission Deadline: 01 Dec 2023