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American Anthropological Association
Fellowships and Support
Current fellowship and support opportunities are listed. Covers both national and international opportunities.
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American Anthropological Association
Minority Dissertation Fellowships
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American Folklife Center
Research Awards and Fellowships
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.
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American Museum of Natural History
Richard Gilder Graduate School
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.
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American Philosophical Society
Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
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.
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American Philosophical Society
Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
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.
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Archaeological Institute of America
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.
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College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Students
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociologyy
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Explorer's Club
Grants/Funding Opportunities
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.
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Field Museum of Natural History
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.
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Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research
Fellowships for the Documentation of Oral Literature and Traditional Ecological Knowledge
The unique oral literatures and traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous peoples is rapidly being lost through the death of traditional practitioners and the lack of interest in the next generation as a result of schooling and mass media. The Firebird Foundation has established a program of Fellowships to support the recording of this body of rapid disappearing oral literature and ecological knowledge. Fellowships are available to anthropologists, linguists, and other scholars, as well as to individuals or teams of local researchers in indigenous societies who are dedicated to preserving their oral traditions.
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Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.
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.
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The Jacobs Research Fund
The Jacobs Research Fund, hosted by the Whatcom Museum of History and Art in Bellingham, Washington, provides grants for anthropological and linguistic research on Native American peoples.
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L.S.B. Leakey Foundation
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.
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National Geographic Society Foundation
Grant Opportunities
Offers a variety of grant programs including early carerr, exploration, and other.
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National Science Foundation
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Biological Anthropology Program
General Information
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.
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National Science Foundation
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Cultural Anthropology Program
General Information
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.
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National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Arch-DDRI) in archaeology
A doctoral student may submit only two DDRI proposals to the Archaeology program to support their dissertation research during her/his lifetime.
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Royal Anthropological Institute
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.
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Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian fellowships are awarded competitively to graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral students -- or granted non-competitively to visiting professionals, students, scientists, or scholars -- are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff. Smithsonian fellows are generally appointed to terms lasting between 1 to 3 years.
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University of Chicago
Department of Anthropology
Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students
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W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
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 f'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.)
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Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
Grants Program
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.
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Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Post-PhD Research Grants
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research is a private operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology around the world. Located in New York City, it is one of the major funding sources for international anthropological research and is actively engaged with the anthropological community through its varied grant, fellowship, networking, conference, and symposia programs. It founded and continues to publish the international journal Current Anthropology, and disseminates the results of its symposia through open-access supplementary issues of the journal. As part of its mission, the foundation is accepting applications to its Post-Ph.D. Research Grants program. Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to individuals holding a PhD or equivalent degree in support of an individual research project. The program supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or sub-field. The foundation encourages projects that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more sub-fields.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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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.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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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.
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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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