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Reminder: Submit nominations for our 2017 awards today!

The African Studies Association is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the following awards and prizes in 2017:
 

The Melville J. Herskovits Prize is awarded to the author of the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English during the preceding year. Deadline for nominations: April 30. Please note – Nomination letters must be received by the Secretariat by April 30 and all review copies of the publications need to be post-marked by the same date.
 
The Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize is awarded to the author of the best book on East African Studies published in the previous calendar year. Deadline for nominations: April 30. Please note – Nomination letters must be received by the Secretariat by April 30 and all review copies of the publications need to be post-marked by the same date.
 
The Distinguished Africanist Award recognizes a lifetime of distinguished contributions to African studies. Deadline for nominations: April 30.
 
The Graduate Student Paper Prize is awarded to the best graduate student paper presented at the previous year's Annual Meeting. Deadline for nominations: April 30.
 
The Paul Hair Prize recognizes the best critical edition or translation into English of primary source materials on Africa published during the preceding two years. Deadline for nominations: April 30.
 
The Gretchen Walsh Book Donation Award offers an annual grant program to assist book donation projects with shipping costs to send books to African libraries and schools. Deadline for nominations: April 30.
 
The Royal Air Maroc-ASA Student Travel Award is granted to students to facilitate and increase the movement of students and the exchange of ideas, between students of African Studies in Africa and the United States. The overarching aim of the award is to acknowledge outstanding scholarship by future African Studies scholars. Deadline for nominations: April 30.

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