ISEAA announces new international award for early career Southeast Asian Archaeologists


The Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology is pleased to announce the establishment of the first international award in the discipline of Southeast Asian archaeology.


The ISEAA Early Career Award will be open to nominees who have defended their dissertations and received Ph.D. degrees within the five year period from August 31, 2010 to September 1, 2015. An award committee of distinguished scholars will select the awardee based on a single peer-reviewed article or chapter, published within five years of the lead author’s receipt of doctorate, that exemplifies excellent application of current archaeological theory to Southeast Asian data.


Selection/Evaluation Criteria: Submitted material will be evaluated and ranked by committee members on factors including originality and quality of research and strengths of application of current archaeological theory to Southeast Asian data. Both mainland (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma], and Malay peninsula) and island (island Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, East Timor, Brunei, and Singapore) are included.


Who Is Eligible to Submit Nominations: Nominations may be made by any professional archaeologist who holds a PhD. Self-nominations of eligible candidates are strongly encouraged.


Nomination/Submission Materials Required: Nomination letters should be submitted by email to the committee chair and include a PDF of the article or chapter, a two-page letter that includes the lead author’s current address and a scholarly description of why the publication is an exemplary application of current archaeological theory to Southeast Asian data. Only one publication per nominee will be accepted.



Nomination/Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015


Committee Chairs: Miriam Stark ( and Ben Marwick (


Committee Members: Miriam Stark (University of Hawaii), Ben Marwick (University of Washington), Grace Baretto-Tesoro (University of the Philippines), Lisa Kealhofer (Santa Clara University), Lisa Lucero (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Committee Deliberation Process: The committee will evaluate submitted articles and chapters through a series of electronic meetings. Honorable Mention(s) may be recognized at the discretion of the committee.



Award selection will be announced June 1, 2016.


Award: $1000


Award Cycle: Every two years