Awards and Scholars/Fellows

Each year Save the Kids gives out annual awards and names scholars in the field and movement of transformative justice, food justice, and hip hop activism and studies. The awards are given out annually at a regional conference.

SCHOLARS/FELLOWS PROGRAM

  • Scholars are those without a doctorate and a fellow is an individual with a doctorate.

Hip Hop Studies and Activism Scholar/Fellow of the Year: If you are interested in conducting research in the area of hip hop studies and being a Save the Kids Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement on your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendations, and 3) your Resume/CV. The position is a one volunteer year appointment.

Transformative Justice Scholar/Fellow of the Year: If you are interested in conducting research in the area of transformative justice and being a Save the Kids Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement on your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendations, and 3) your Resume/CV. The position is a one volunteer year appointment.

Dismantling School to Prison Pipeline Save the Kids Scholar/Fellow of the Year: If you are interested in conducting research in the area of dismantling the school to prison pipeline and being a Save the Kids Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement on your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendations, and 3) your Resume/CV. The position is a one volunteer year appointment.

Food Justice Scholar/Fellow of the Year:  If you are interested in conducting research in the area of food justice and being a Save the Kids Scholar of the Year please send 1) a 500 to 1000 word statement on your accomplishments, academic work, advocacy, and academic and political goals, 2) three recommendations, and 3) your Resume/CV. The position is a one volunteer year appointment.

Awards

Hip Hop Studies and Activism Media of the Year:  Food Justice Media of the Year: For outstanding media such as documentaries, films, books, visual art, operas, plays, and music in the field of food justice. The media cannot be older than three years. To nominate media for this award, send the media to the address below (i.e. a book you are nominating).

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Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline Media of the Year: For outstanding media such as documentaries, films, books, visual art, operas, plays, and music in the field of critical animal studies. The media cannot be older than three years. We stress that critical animal studies includes any topic, issue, or concern (from environmentalism to prisoners’ rights) that promotes the protection, liberation, and freedom of animals in the world and is based not only on theory, but in practice as well. The media can come from any discipline or topic including, but not limited to, international studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, religion, sociology, environmentalism, critical animal studies, social work, biology, history, economics, public administration, criminology, philosophy, anthropology, chemistry, medicine, agriculture, political science, disability studies and information studies. To nominate media for this award, send the media to the address below (i.e. a book you are nominating).

Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline Undergraduate Paper/Project/Thesis of the Year: Awarded to an undergraduate student who has written an outstanding paper/thesis that promotes, or who has established and organized a project that fosters animal protection, liberation, and freedom. We are strongly interested in projects that bridge the gap between academia and the surrounding community. To nominate an undergraduate student for this award, the nominator must write a one page letter and include the paper or write a one page detailed description of the project.

Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline Graduate Paper/Project/Dissertation of the Year: Awarded to any graduate student working on a masters or doctorate degree who has written an outstanding paper/thesis that promotes, or who has established and organized a project that fosters animal protection, liberation, and freedom. We are strongly interested in projects that bridge the gap between academia and the surrounding community. To nominate a graduate student for this award, the nominator must write a one page letter and include the paper or write a one page detailed description of the project.

Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline Faculty Paper/Project of the Year: Awarded to a faculty member conducting research or working at a college, university or institute who has written an outstanding paper that promotes, or who has established and organized a project that fosters, animal protection, liberation, and freedom. We are strongly interested in projects that bridge the gap between academia and the surrounding community. To nominate a professor for this award, the nominator must write a one page letter and include the paper or write a one page detailed description of the project.

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Youth Justice Media of the Year: For outstanding media such as documentaries, films, books, visual art, operas, plays, and music in the field of critical animal studies. The media cannot be older than three years. We stress that critical animal studies includes any topic, issue, or concern (from environmentalism to prisoners’ rights) that promotes the protection, liberation, and freedom of animals in the world and is based not only on theory, but in practice as well. The media can come from any discipline or topic including, but not limited to, international studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, religion, sociology, environmentalism, critical animal studies, social work, biology, history, economics, public administration, criminology, philosophy, anthropology, chemistry, medicine, agriculture, political science, disability studies and information studies. To nominate media for this award, send the media to the address below (i.e. a book you are nominating).

Youth Justice Undergraduate Paper/Project/Thesis of the Year: Awarded to an undergraduate student who has written an outstanding paper/thesis that promotes, or who has established and organized a project that fosters animal protection, liberation, and freedom. We are strongly interested in projects that bridge the gap between academia and the surrounding community. To nominate an undergraduate student for this award, the nominator must write a one page letter and include the paper or write a one page detailed description of the project.

Youth Justice Graduate Paper/Project/Dissertation of the Year: Awarded to any graduate student working on a masters or doctorate degree who has written an outstanding paper/thesis that promotes, or who has established and organized a project that fosters animal protection, liberation, and freedom. We are strongly interested in projects that bridge the gap between academia and the surrounding community. To nominate a graduate student for this award, the nominator must write a one page letter and include the paper or write a one page detailed description of the project.

Youth Justice Faculty Paper/Project of the Year: Awarded to a faculty member conducting research or working at a college, university or institute who has written an outstanding paper that promotes, or who has established and organized a project that fosters, animal protection, liberation, and freedom. We are strongly interested in projects that bridge the gap between academia and the surrounding community. To nominate a professor for this award, the nominator must write a one page letter and include the paper or write a one page detailed description of the project.

 

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Transformative Justice Media of the Year: For outstanding media such as documentaries, films, books, visual art, operas, plays, and music in the field of transformative justice. The media cannot be older than three years. To nominate media for this award, send the media to the address below (i.e. a book you are nominating).

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Food Justice Media of the Year:  For outstanding media such as documentaries, films, books, visual art, operas, plays, and music in the field of food justice. The media cannot be older than three years. To nominate media for this award, send the media to the address below (i.e. a book you are nominating).

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Submitting Nominations for Awards

All nomination letters must be sent via e-mail as an MS Word document attachment of no more than one page with a: (1) a description of the project and person being nominated, (2) how it relates to critical animal studies, and, if applicable, (3) the details of when it was published, who published it, and ISSN or ISBN number. Individuals may nominate themselves.

Please send information to: noyouthinprison@gmail.com
Deadline for Scholar submissions is September 1 and opens May 1.
You will receive notification by September 15.

After being notified of your award, please send us a 300 word biography and picture of yourself, which will be posted with on our website. Scholars will be expected to send monthly updates on their work for during their one year appointment for Save the Kids to post in our newsletter and on our website and blog. We strongly encourage all nominees to be present at the conferences.