BABAO offers a number of research grants and prize awards at conferences.

Don Brothwell and Holger Schutkowski Awards:

BABAO, with the generous support of an anonymous donor, has created two awards to recognise the excellence in undergraduate and master's theses. The Don Brothwell award will be given to an undergraduate thesis, and the Holger Schutkowski award to a master's thesis.

Honorary Lifetime Membership:

The BABAO Honorary Lifetime Membership is awarded to celebrate the achievements of significant contributors to the Association and bioarchaeology. Nominations for the Honorary Lifetime Membership may be submitted to the Board.

BABAO Mentorship Award:

BABAO presents an award for mentorship to a member who has inspired and helped a person/persons as a mentor. This award is presented biennially (first award to be given in 2019).

For more information and previous winners, please click here.

BABAO Service Award:

The Service Award is given to individuals distinguished by their commitment and service to BABAO and its members. The Board welcomes nominations for the Service Award year-round. This award is presented biennially (previously awarded in 2018).

For more information and previous winners, please click here.

BABAO Research Grants:

BABAO offers funding grants for research projects which are available annually, by competition. The competition is open to ALL members of the association who paid their dues by the 31st of January of the application year.

For a list of previous winners, please click here.

Decolonising and Diversifying Osteology and Biological Anthropology (DDOBA) Grants 

This grant scheme supports the decolonisation of our research, learning and teaching, and diversification of our profession. This grant scheme operates alongside the current research grant scheme (see above). 

BABAO Sponsored Symposia/Workshop Grants:

In September 2019, the BABAO Board of Trustees approved funding for ad hoc grants for sponsoring symposia/workshops (or similar events), available to all members of the association.

Student Conference Prizes:

Students who would like to be considered for these prizes must be fully paid-up members of BABAO by the abstract submission deadline.

For a list of previous winners for the conference presentation and poster please click here