Simon Beckett Student Paper Prize
Simon Beckett is a well-known author, journalist and crime writer who has been a generous donor to our program. His David Hunter series has been very popular in the UK and Germany, and a recent one, Whispers of the Dead, is set in Knoxville and surrounding areas of the Smoky Mountains. This prize was established to recognize his contributions to our program.
The Forensic Anthropology Center will offer an award of $1000 annually to the University of Tennessee Anthropology student presenting the best paper at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The paper can be either podium or poster. It must be submitted to the FAC one month before the meeting. The FAC faculty will judge the papers and the award will be announced shortly after the annual meeting.
Purpose of Award:
The award is intended to stimulate students in our program to plan, conduct and present high quality research using our resources, either the facility or the donated collection. Many student papers are worthy of publication in the Journal of Forensics Sciences, but authors do not always carry the paper to the next step. Therefore, the award will be paid in two parts. The first half ($500) will be paid immediately after the paper is selected and the award announced. The second half will be paid when the paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
The paper must be student authored, but consultation with faculty along the way is encouraged. Any research project using our resources qualifies, including thesis or dissertation research. Faculty members may be co-authors but may not be primary and may not share in the award. Papers may have multiple student authors, in which case the award will be shared. The award will be offered annually. The FAC faculty reserves the right to make no award if no paper is deemed worthy.
How to Apply:
Please download the Simon Beckett Application Guidelines. The current deadline for applying is January 18, 2013.
2012: Rebecca Taylor and Alicja Lanfear , Hanging in an Outdoor Context: an actualistic perspective using human cadavers