Departmental Research Awards

Our department offers several types of funding for both incoming and current graduate students. Please download the Graduate Student Research Award Cover Sheet for your application.

Amaya Burns Research Award

  • Eligibility:
    The Department of Anthropology, through a gift of Dr. Alba Amaya Burns and Dr. Allan Burns, is pleased to announce that an award up to $700 is available for summer research to Latin America for projects in Medical Anthropology, Human Rights, and Applied Anthropology. The award honors the memory and goals of social justice of Miguel Angel Amaya, a medical student who perished during the Civil War in El Salvador. Miguel Angel Amaya was the brother of Professor Alba Amaya Burns.
  • Award:
    Up to 2 awards annually, awarded in the spring.

Paul and Polly Doughty Research Award

  • Eligibility:
    Awards for graduate student anthropological research in the area of international peace, conflict resolution, and/or development, with preference given to a focus on Latin America. These competitive awards are open to graduate students in Anthropology working in any subfield. Priority is given to MA and predissertation research. Applicants are expected to show how their research is relevant to broad issues of international peace, conflict resolution, or development, whether in contemporary times or through history and prehistory. Eligible students are encouraged to seek supplementary funding from other sources. The award is forreimbursable expenses.
  • Award:
    Up to 4 awards annually, awarded in the spring.

Elizabeth Eddy Graduate Fellowship

  • Eligibility:
  • Award:

Charles H. Fairbanks Award

  • Eligibility:
    Earmarked for dissertation level doctoral candidates specializing in archaeology who will use the stipend for expenses related to preparation of the dissertation (e.g., photography, copying, illustrations, cartography, some final analysis, etc.). The awards are for reimbursable expenses only. Previous recipients of Fairbanks Awards are not eligible.
  • Award:
    Up to six $1,000 awards annually.

John M. Goggin Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility:
    Aawards will be made to dissertation level doctoral candidates specializing in sociocultural and biological anthropology who will use the stipend for expenses related to preparation of the dissertation (e.g., photography, copying, illustrations, cartography, transcription, etc.). The awards are for reimbursableexpenses only. Previous recipients of Goggin Awards are not eligible.
  • Award:
    Up to six $1,000 awards annually given in the spring.

William Maples Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility:
    Funds are available for Anthropology graduate students conducting pre-dissertation or dissertation research in forensic anthropology. Excellence in research design and potential for significant contribution to the field of forensic anthropology are essential criteria for a successful application.
  • At the committee’s discretion, awards will not be made if no applications meet the criteria. The awards are forreimbursable expenses only.
  • Award:
    Up to four $500 awards annually given in the spring.

Zora Neale Hurston Fellowship

  • Eligibility:
    Three-year award. Should be an incoming student with interests in the African Diaspora with strong GRE and GPA. Awarded every three years.
  • Award:
    $12,000 each year for three years to same recipient, plus tuition waiver.

James C. Waggoner Jr. Grants-in-Aid

  • Eligibility:

Graduate student in Anthropology. Funds to be used for MA or PhD research or pre-dissertation travel. The award is for reimbursable expenses only. Previous recipients of a Waggoner Grant-in-Aid are not eligible.

  • Award:

Up to 4 awards annually, awarded in the spring