James C. Waggoner Jr. Grants-in-Aid

Funding Information

Photo of anthropology student during research tripThis award honors the memory of Dr. James C. Waggoner, Jr. who had appreciation and love for the graduate program and for the value of funded research during a graduate career. Jamie began his anthropology career as an undergraduate student at Middle Georgia College (now Georgia College and State University) and University of Georgia, where he participated in his first archaeological field school in 1996. Jamie enrolled in a Master’s program at Florida State University after working as an archaeologist in Cultural Resource Management for a few years. In 2002 Jamie finished his Master’s degree and began his Ph.D. in Anthropology at University of Florida which he finished in August 2009. A little more than a month after earning his Ph.D. Jamie passed away from brain cancer that he battled since the summer of 2008. In addition to dissertation fieldwork along the Chickasawhatchee and Ichawaynochaway Creeks of southwestern Georgia, Jamie participated in field projects in central Georgia, northeastern Georgia, Florida, and Mexico. Although Dr. Waggoner studied archaeology, his wishes were for the award to fund students in any subfield of anthropology. Jamie’s passion for and commitment to archaeology will never be forgotten. For more information on Jamie Waggoner, visit UF Digital Collections.

  • 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.
  • Contact: Department Chair, 1112 Turlington Hall
  • Award: Up to 4 awards annually, awarded in the spring
  • Deadline: Award deadlines will be made available through the Department annually

Applicants for the award should submit:

  • Application cover sheet
  • A two-page maximum double-spaced narrative consisting of:
    • description of the research
    • a budget justification for the funds
  • 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

  • Nicolas Delsol, 2017
  • Nathan Lawres, 2017
  • Megan LeBlanc, 2017
  • Taylor Polvadore, 2017
  • Sarah Zaleski, 2017
  • Aja Cacan, 2016
  • Marlon, Carranza, 2016
  • Shao-Yun Chang, 2016
  • Jandy Gu, 2016
  • Liz Ibarrola, 2016
  • Jaclyn McWhorter, 2016
  • Riley Ravary, 2016
  • Ben Smith, 2016
  • Laura Van Voorhis, 2015
  • Joanna Troufflard, 2015
  • Paul Pluta, 2015
  • David Markus, 2015
  • Ann Laffey, 2015
  • Mia Carey, 2015
  • Arianne Boileau, 2015
  • Myrian Barboza, 2015
  • Aaron Victoria, 2014
  • Hayley Singleton, 2014
  • Justin Quinn, 2014
  • Sharlene O’Donnell, 2014
  • Mallory Messersmith, 2014
  • Karen McIlvoy, 2014
  • Scott Macrae, 2014
  • Lisa Duffy, 2014
  • Petra Cunningham-Smith, 2014
  • Christina Callicott, 2014
  • Deborah Andrews, 2014
  • Haiyan Xing, 2013
  • Rachel Wayne, 2013
  • Jeff Vadala, 2013
  • Sarah Kennedy, 213
  • Stephanie Borios, 2013
  • Jake Ball, 2013
  • Ryan Morini, 2012
  • Michelle Eusebio, 2012
  • Zhongzhou “Zach” Cui, 2012
  • Cammee Maddox, 2011