Charles H. Fairbanks Award

Funding Information

An award to help defray research and dissemination costs for archaeology PhD students in their final year. This endowment was named in honor of one of the department’s founding archaeologists, Charles H. Fairbanks, a founder of the field of historical archaeology. The  Annual Armadillo Roast raises funds for these scholarships. Multiple awards will be made available to 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.).

  • Eligibility: Dissertation level graduate students in archaeology. Only students graduating within the next year are eligible to apply. Previous recipients of a Fairbanks Award are not eligible. The awards are for reimbursable expenses only.
  • Contact: Department Chair, 1112 Turlington Hall
  • Award: Up to six $1,000 awards annually, awarded in the spring.
  • Deadline: Award deadlines will be made available through the Department annually.

Applicants for the award should submit:

  • The attached cover sheet
  • A two-page maximum double-spaced narrative consisting of:
    • a brief summary of the dissertation topic
    • a statement of progress (including date doctoral exams were passed)
    • date of anticipated defense
    •  budget
    • name of the graduate supervisory committee chair
  • A 150-word summary for donors telling what research will be conducted, where, and the relevance/importance of the research
  • A letter of support from their supervisory committee chair attesting to the relevance of the research towards a thesis or dissertation

Past Recipients

  • Justin Dunnavant, 2016
  • Scott Hussey, 2016
  • Scott Macrae, 2016
  • Ashley Sharpe, 2016
  • Joanna Troufflard, 2016
  • Jeffrey Vadala, 2016
  • Abiyot Seifu, 2015
  • David Markus, 2015
  • Mark Donop, 2015
  • James Crandall, 2015
  • Elyse Anderson, 2015
  • Gypsy Price, 2014
  • Michelle LeFebvre, 2014
  • Zach Gilmore, 2014
  • Jaehoon Lee, 2013
  • Joost Morsink, 2012
  • Clete Rooney, 2011
  • Ed Gonzalez-Tennant, 2011
  • Geoff duChemin, 2010
  • Joshua M. Torres, 2009
  • Rebecca Douberly-Gorman, 2009
  • Joshua Toney, 2008
  • Erika Roberts, 2008
  • Asa Randall, 2008
  • James Waggoner, 2007
  • Kharyssa Rhodes, 2007
  • Chikaomi Takahashi, 2006
  • Luis Symanski, 2006
  • Pete Sinelli, 2006
  • Rebecca Klein, 2006
  • Kendall Campbell, 2006
  • Christian Russell, 2004
  • George Luer, 2004
  • Jane Anne Blakney-Bailey, 2004
  • Ivan Batun-Alpuche, 2004
  • Jonathan Walz, 2003
  • Birgitta Kimura, 2003
  • Brinnen Carter, 2003
  • Sharyn O’Day, 2002
  • C. Andrew Hemmings, 2002
  • Bradley Ensor, 2002
  • Keith Ashley, 2002