Value $2000. Awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, to a deserving graduate student whose area of research is anthropology. Preference is given to indigenous students . Established in 1999 by family and friends of Dr. Frank Vallee, a respected professor of social anthropology and former chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. Revised 2009 and 2023.