The Michael A. Little Early Career Award, established in 2013, recognizes a member of the Human Biology Association, in the early years of her or his career, for a significant contribution to the field of human biology and the promise of future significant contributions. The award is open to all HBA Fellows with a PhD, and is not limited to those in academic employment. Criteria for the award are: (1) the recipient shall be identified for a specific contribution or set of contributions to the field; (2) the nominators deem high the likelihood of continuing, significant contributions to the field; (3) the recipient has received her/his PhD within 8 years prior to the nomination. The Call for Nominations for the Little Award is sent to HBA members in July with nominations due in October for consideration by the Executive Committee. Recipients are honored at the annual meeting Awards Luncheon.
2013 Barbara A. Piperata (The Ohio State University), J. Josh Snodgrass (University of Oregon)
2014 Amanda L. Thompson (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)