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American Anthropological Association
Fellowships and Support
http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/fellowships/index.cfm
Current fellowship and support opportunities are listed. Covers both national and international opportunities.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

American Anthropological Association
Minority Dissertation Fellowships
http://www.aaanet.org/cmtes/minority/Minfellow.cfm
(Last checked 10/28/13)

American Anthropological Association
Small Grants for Collaborative Problem Solving
http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ae/index.php/prizes/small-grants/
Deadline : September 30
The goal of the Anthropology & Environment Section's Small Grants Program is to foster collaboration among practicing and academic anthropologists, grassroots activists, and/or organizations and inspire innovative solutions to environmental issues. The small grants program is particularly interested in projects that facilitate communication and brainstorming between groups or that lead to program or institution building necessary to form innovative solutions. Proposals may address local, national or global concerns, issues, or problems.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

American Folklife Center
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/grants.html
The American Folklife Center's competitive awards provide modest financial awards for scholars interested in working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for those individuals conducting fieldwork on topics related to the aims and scope of folklife research.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

American Museum of Natural History
Richard Gilder Graduate School
Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
http://rggs.amnh.org/pages/academics_and_research/fellowship_and_grant_opportunities
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is a leader in the education and training of young scientists in the natural history disciplines represented in this institution. Our fellowship programs provide training in the fields of anthropology, invertebrate zoology, paleontology (paleo-zoology), physical sciences (astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences), and vertebrate zoology. Check the website for more information and deadlines on various opportunities.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

American Philosophical Society
Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark
The American Philosophical Society's Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Although applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, and paleontology, grants will not be restricted to these fields. Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master's degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible. The competition is open to U.S. residents wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States. Grant amounts will depend on travel costs, but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000 each. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Budgets should be limited to travel and related expenses, including personal field equipment.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

American Philosophical Society
Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips
Deadline : March 1
Provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on masters theses or doctoral dissertations. The fund's one-year grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment. The average award is for approximately $2,500; grants do not exceed $3,500 each.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Anthropologist's Fund for Urgent Anthropological Research
http://www.urgentanthro.org/
The Fund supports research on disappearing indigenous cultures, languages, and ecologies to document them for the benefit of the indigenous peoples themselves in their struggle to control their own destinies and to bring an appreciation of their knowledge and aesthetics to the world at large.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Archaeological Institute of America
Fellowships
http://www.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10007
The Archaeological Institute of America awards several fellowships each year, with the exception of the Anna C. and Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship, which is awarded every other year. These fellowships are generally awarded to students in doctoral programs or to recent recipients of the Ph.D.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards: Social Sciences
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/social.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Explorer's Club
Funding Opportunities
http://www.explorers.org/index.php/expeditions/expeditions
The Explorers Club offers a number of grants as part of its public service commitment. Applications are judged on the scientific and practical merits of the proposal, the competency of the applicant and the appropriateness of the budget. You do not have to be a member to apply.
(1) The Exploration Fund for graduate students and young scientists provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers. Special grants for health-care related research and microbiology research are also available.
(2) The Youth Activity Fund for high school students and college undergraduates was established to help foster a new generation of explorers and to build a reservoir of young men and women dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the world.
(3) The Scott Pearlman Field Awards for Science and Exploration for professionals in media and the arts provides grants to support professional documentation of exploration and field research. Grants are made to artists, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and journalists.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Field Museum of Natural History
Research Scholarships and Grants
http://fieldmuseum.org/about/research-scholarships-and-grants
The Field Museum recognizes the need to support basic research on our collections by interested students and scholars throughout the world. To this end, the Museum offers a modest number of grants and fellowships to visiting scientists and students for research and training on our scientific and library collections. Grants are open on a competitive basis to all individuals in the national and international scholarly community working on problems related to natural history.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.
http://www.famsi.org/
The Foundation (FAMSI) was created in 1993 to foster increased understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures. The Foundation aims to assist and promote qualified scholars who might otherwise be unable to undertake or complete their programs of research and synthesis. Projects in the following disciplines are urged to apply: anthropology, archaeology, art history, epigraphy, ethnography, ethnohistory, linguistics, and related fields.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

L.S.B. Leakey Foundation
http://www.leakeyfoundation.org
Special awards of up to $40,000 are available to postdoctoral and senior scientists for the study of great apes, for the study of foraging peoples, or multidisciplinary paleoanthropological research. Potentially these awards may be renewed for additional years; subsequent years are not guaranteed but are based on the results of the previous years. Contact the Foundation for the most recent applications and guidelines.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark
Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, and paleontology, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

National Geographic Society Foundation
Grant Programs
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/be-an-explorer/
(Last checked 10/28/13)

National Geographic Society Foundation
Waitt Grants Program
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/waitt-grants.html
The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program, an initiative of the National Geographic Society and the Waitt Institute for Discovery, helps qualified and experienced individuals launch the most difficult stage of a project for which to secure funding—the search. Grants are made for exploratory fieldwork that holds promise for new breakthroughs in the natural and social sciences. NGS/Waitt Grants applications are processed throughout the year and grants are awarded expeditiously to help researchers take advantage of immediate opportunities. Funded through a five-year grant from the Waitt Family Foundation, the NGS/Waitt Grants Program is administered by National Geographic Mission Programs and makes approximately one hundred grants annually of $5,000 to $15,000. Proposals are considered as they are received and awards are made within weeks of application.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

National Geographic Society Foundation
Young Explorer Grants
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/young-explorers.html
Enhancing our efforts to foster the next generation of researchers, explorers, and conservationists, National Geographic now provides seed grants to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 in the fields we have a rich history of supporting. Young Explorers grants provide the opportunity for many recipients to pursue their first experiences in the field.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

National Science Foundation
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Biological Anthropology Program
General Information
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407
The biological anthropology program supports research in all the subfields of physical/biological anthropology, including general human biology, anthropological genetics, human and primate paleontology, skeletal biology, and primate behavior and ecology. The program supports scientific research of theoretical importance in all theoretical and empirical subfields within the discipline of physical anthropology. Senior and dissertation research support available.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

National Science Foundation
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Cultural Anthropology Program
General Information
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5388&org=BCS&from=home
The objective of NSF's Cultural Anthropology Program is to promote basic scientific research on the causes and consequences of human social and cultural variation.. The program supports social scientific research of theoretical importance in all theoretical and empirical subfields within the discipline of cultural anthropology. Senior and dissertation research support available.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Royal Anthropological Institute
http://www.therai.org.uk/
The Institute awards several international prizes, such as the Curl Essay Prize, the Wellcome Medal for Medical Anthropology, the Lucy Mair Medal for Applied Anthropology, and the J.B. Donne Essay Prize in the Anthropology of Art. It serves as a Trustee of several funds which award research grants, including the annual Leach/RAI Fellowship, and the annual RAI Fellowship in Urgent Anthropology. Look for the links to grants and awards.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Smithsonian Institution
Office of Fellowships and Grants
http://www.si.edu/ofg
Provides a search engine to identify funding opportunities. Also provides links to the latest edition of Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study, individual fellowship opportunities, etc.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

University of Chicago
Department of Anthropology
Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students
http://anthropology.uchicago.edu/resources/funding
(Last checked 10/28/13)

W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
http://www.aiar.org/fellowships.html
The Albright annually provides up to $325,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients. Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright is required (except for the Frerichs Fellow and Program Coordinator). The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright. (Room and half-board indicated below is based on residence in the Institute’s hostel. Other residential arrangements are available at different rates and in consultation with the Director. They include the fully equipped two-bedroom Balcony Apartment with study and private facilities, the fully equipped two-bedroom Garden Apartment with study and private facilities, a bedroom with private facilities, and a hostel residence with shared facilities.)
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
Grants Program
http://www.wennergren.org/programs/
The Foundation has a variety of grant programs for anthropological research and scholarship that are open to applicants irrespective of nationality or country of residence, including:
(1) Grants for Doctoral Students : A variety of the Foundation's grants support students enrolled in doctoral programs leading to a Ph.D. (or equivalent), including grants for dissertation research. There are also fellowship programs for doctoral students from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources for educational training.
(2) Grants for Post-Ph.D. Scholars : Grants are available to scholars with a doctorate include individual research grants, a limited number of writing fellowships, training for scholars from countries where academic training in anthropology is limited and awards to encourage collaborative research between international scholars.
(3) Grants for Non-U.S. Scholars : All of the Foundation research grants are available to students and scholars regardless of nationality and place of residence. Alongside this, the Foundation has some specific programs to support students and scholars in countries where there are limited institutional and financial resources for anthropology.
(4) Conferences and Workshops : Grants are available to bring international scholars together to develop anthropological knowledge and debate. Grants are made for amounts up to $15,000.
(5) Historical Archives Program : This program helps preserve the history of anthropology by assisting senior scholars with archiving their personal research collections.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Whatcom Museum Society
Jacobs Research Fund
http://www.whatcommuseum.org
Note: type in Jacobs Research Fund in the search box to pull up application, instructions, etc.
Deadline : February 15
Grants of up to $1200 supporting anthropological research (socio-cultural or linguistic in content) on the indigenous peoples of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, including Alaska, with a preference for the Pacific Northwest. Grants are given for work on problems in: language, social organization, political organization, religion, mythology, other arts, psychology, and folk science. No citizenship restrictions, open to students at all levels of a degree program so long as the project is relevant. Application instructions on line; apply by e-mail.
(Last checked 10/28/13)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 10/28/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 10/10/11)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 10/28/13)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Funding for Anthropological Research. Karen Cantrell and Denise Wallen, ed. Phoenix, Arizona : Oryx Press, 1986. 308pp. Funding Center (1 East) GN42 .C36 1986
Identifies 700 funding programs (fellowships, grants, loans, and scholarships) available from 200 government agencies, private and corporate foundations, associations, institutes, museums, libraries, and professional societies that would be of interest to "professional anthropologists and graduate anthropology students."

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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