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* Anthropology: Get Funding!

Funding resources for students including research grants, essay competitions, travel, and more.

Research Funding

Grant Name Amount of Award Deadline Eligibility/Language Restrictions Undergraduate/Graduate
Explorers Club High School Student and College Undergraduate Grant  $500-$5,000 Early November N/A All
Field Museum Science Visiting Scholarships Up to $3.900 Early December N/A All
Jane C. Waldbaum Field School Scholarship $1,000 Early March Must be at least a junior, scholarship for students interested in archeology All
University of Rochester Anthropology Undergraduate Research Grant Up to $1,000 Early March N/A Undergraduate
University of Rochester Discover Undergraduate Summer Research Grant $500-$2,500 Early April N/A All
Central States Anthropological Society Leslie A. White Award $500 Late May N/A All
National Geographic Early Career Grant Up to $10,000 Early July N/A All
University of Rochester Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Grant Up to $1,000 October, February, and April Topic of research must relate to the study of gender, women, or sexuality Undergraduate
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Varies Varies N/A Undergraduate

 

Essay Competitions

Grant Name Amount Award Deadline Eligibility/Language Restrictions Graduate/Undergraduate
National Association for the Practice of Anthropology NAPA Achievement Award $500 Early August N/A All
Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology SUNTA Undergraduate Paper Prize $150 Early September Topics must be of interest to SUNTA, Must be nominated by faculty who is a member of SUNTA Undergraduate
Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Robert M. Netting Best Student Paper $250 Early September Topics related to food and nutrition Undergraduate
Association for Feminist Anthropology Sylvia Forman Prize Unknown Early May Topics relating to feminism Undergraduate
The Middle East Section MES Student Paper Award $500 Early May Topic related to the Middle East All
Central States Anthropological Society Undergraduate Paper Prize $300 Early May N/A Undergraduate
Association of Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course Margaret Clark Award $300 Early June Topics must be related to medical anthropology All
Association for Queer Anthropology Kenneth W. Payne Prize
Unknown
Early June Topics relating to queer anthropology All
Association for Africanist Anthropology Nancy “Penny” Schwartz Undergraduate Student Essay Award $100 Late June Topics relating to Africa Undergraduate
$500

Late June

Topics relating to Africa Graduate
Society for Linguistic Anthropology Undergraduate Student Essay Prize $500 Late June Topics related to linguistic anthropology Undergraduate
Society for Psychological Anthropology Condon Prize for Best Student Essay $500 Early July Topics related to psychological anthropology Undergraduate
Society for Medical Anthropology W.H.R. Rivers Undergraduate Student Paper Prize $250

Varies

Topics must be related to medical anthropology Undergraduate
Society for Medical Anthropology Rudolf Virchow Awards $100 Early July Topics must be related to medical anthropology Undergraduate

 

Internship, Education, Travel, and Conference Funds

Grant Name Amount Award Deadline Eligibility/Language Restrictions Graduate/Undergraduate
American Anthropology Association Student Diversity Travel Grant Up to $600 Early September Must be an underrepresented student All
Society for Classical Studies Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archeology Up to $4,500 Early December Must be an underrepresented student Undergraduate
American Anthropology Association Student Membership Award Up to $135 Early September For students studying archeology All
Boren Awards Fellowship Up to $24,000 Early January Must be a U.S. citizen Graduate
Boren Awards Scholarship Up to $20,000 Travel Early January Must be a U.S. citizen Undergraduate
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust Josephine de Karman Fellowship $15,000/$25,000 Late January Rising senior/last year of graduate program defending dissertation All
Smithsonian Institution Minority Awards Program Internship $6,000 Early February Must be an underrepresented student Undergraduate
Smithsonian Institution Native American Awards Program $6,000 Early February Must be a Native American student Undergraduate
Smithsonian Institution Conservation Internship for Broadening Access $6,000 Early March Must be an underrepresented student Undergraduate
Dine College Summer Research Enhancement Program $3,920 Early March Must be Native American Undergraduate
Central States Anthropological Society Beth Wilder Dillingham Award $500

Early May

Must be responsible for the care of at least one child All
National Association of Student Anthropologists Carrie-Hunter Tate Award $500 Early May N/A All
National Association of Student Anthropologists Emerging Leaders in Anthropology Award $500 Early May N/A All
University of Rochester Travel Research Fund Varies September, March, accepted each semester N/A Undergraduate
University of Rochester Anthropology Travel and Conference Varies September, March, applications accepted each semester N/A Undergraduate
University of Rochester Research Presentation Award $500-$1000 At least 30 days in advance of the conference up to two awards per academic year, have research already accepted for presentation, not on academic or disciplinary probation Undergraduate
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Up to $5,000 Varies Must be a U.S. citizen, Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant Undergraduate
Society for Anthropology of Work June Nash Travel Award Unknown Unknown Must present a paper on a SAW panel All

 

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Erin O'Malley for compiling this list as part of the Career Exploration in Librarianship and Mentoring program, published in May 2018.