The Ali Pomponio Research Award for International Studies was established in 2012 by students, colleagues, and friends of the late Professor of Anthropology Dr. Alice "Ali" Pomponio to support the international studies program at St. Lawrence University. This award celebrates and honors Ali's contributions to the field of Anthropology, her many years of service to St. Lawrence University, and her dedication to the fortunate students who benefited from her commitment to teaching and her passion for ethnographic fieldwork.
The Ali Pomponio Research Award for International Studies will be given to a student majoring or minoring in anthropology who is undertaking research activities associated either with a study abroad program or with an independent project abroad. The award will be used to support the costs of transportation and lodging while undertaking research abroad during the summer months or during the school year. This research award may be combined with other awards, and students are encouraged to explore other funding opportunities. For 2016, the award totals $600.
Selection and Eligibility:
Selection of the recipient will be made by the Department of Anthropology in collaboration with the Center for International and Intercultural Studies (CIIS) based on the following guidelines:
- Preference will be given to a student majoring or minoring in anthropology.
- If no student proposing a qualified project meets the above criteria, then preference will be given to a student whose research and travel builds on work done in an anthropology class.
- Recipients must present the results of their research to the Anthropology Club upon their return.
Applicants will choose a Department of Anthropology faculty member to help in the development of their research project. Once the project is developed, the applicant will fill in the application form (see below) and have their faculty mentor to sign the form in support of the application. Complete applications will be handed in (hard copy only) to Mary Haught, 114 Piskor Hall.
Applications are due by 4:00pm on March 4, 2016.
2015 Christian Brown '16 for "River Spanish Creole" (gathering lexical and oral historical data on a post-creole language in the Peruvian Amazon)
2014 Jakob Hand '15 for "Wales in the Tea Leaves" (ethnographic fieldwork in Welsh tea houses in Gaiman, Argentina)