Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group 2020 Graduate Student Paper Prize - Society for Medical Anthropology

The Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) of the Society for Medical Anthropology invites submissions for the best graduate student paper in the anthropology of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or other psychoactive substance use. A committee of ADTSG members will judge qualifying submissions. The author of the winning paper will receive a certificate and an award of $100. Submissions from all anthropological sub-disciplines are encouraged.


No more than 9,000 words (including references and notes)
Must be based on original fieldwork and data
Must have been written in the past 12 months
Primary or first author must be a graduate student at time of submission
May be unpublished or submitted for publication at the time of submission

Originality of fieldwork and data
Richness of substantive or evidentiary materials
Clarity of anthropological methods
Linkage of work to social science literature
Effective use of theory and data
Organization, quality of writing, and coherence of argument

Please do not include your name or any identifying information in the paper itself.
Papers must be double spaced and in PDF format (please include page numbers).
References and in-text citations should be formatted according to Chicago Manual of Style.
Please submit via email to Shana Harris, Chair of ADTSG, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Submissions must be received by 5:00PM EST on July 31, 2020, for full consideration.
Questions may be directed to Shana Harris at the above email address. We look forward to your submissions!