Scholarships in Anthropology

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

Award: -, Deadline: December 19

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must plan to enter a Ph.D. program in the humanities, plan a career in college teaching, and present evidence of outstanding academic promise. Applicant must take the GRE test by December 1.

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a Ph.D. from a U.S. or Canadian institution.

SDE Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a woman who holds a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, and is able to show documented evidence of outstanding ability and promise in research.

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Students

Award: $75,000, Deadline: October 2

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Award is intended to support an academic year of residence at any national residential research centers. Program encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). OFA is accessible through the Fellowship and Grant Programs section of the web site.

Jesse Wrench Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 1

Applicant must create a research project based on some aspect of Missouri archaeology and submit a proposal.

Arnold J. Lien Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an entering freshman student who plans to pursue an undergraduate major in African and African-American studies; American culture studies; anthropology; archaeology; economics; education; environmental policy; international and area studies; philosophy-neuroscience-psychology; political economy; political science; psychology; urban studies; or women, gender, and sexuality studies.

Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 15; March 15

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student. Funds may used to support scientific investigation in any field.

M. Brenn Green Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a first-time freshman who is majoring in one of the following areas: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, health administration, political science, social psychology, social work, or sociology.

General Research Grant

Award: $22,000, Deadline: July 15; January 5

Applicant must be working on a research project that will be performed by a graduate student for whom they are the advisor.

Colin Turnbull Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed 12 hours in Anthropology by date of award.

Zora Neal Hurston Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be enrolled full time in an anthropology or related degree program and must submit three letters of recommendation, transcript, 150-word essay, and proof of enrollment.

Lois McNeil Dissertation Fellowship

Award: $14,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a doctoral candidate researching for dissertation. Award is a residential research fellowship in Winterthur's library and museum collections.

Winterthur Research Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an academic, museum, or independent scholar or be working on doctoral dissertation. Award is a residential research fellowship in Winterthur's library and museum collections.

Vessa Notchev Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a woman and an SDE/GWIS member, who holds a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, and is able to show documented evidence of outstanding ability and promise in research.

Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be an African-American anthropology graduate student.

NEH Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an academic, museum, or independent scholar, and be a U.S. citizen or have been a U.S. resident for at least three years. Award is not for dissertation research. Award is a residential research fellowship in Winterthur's library and museum collections.

Grabert Transfer Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: May 30

Jacob's Fund

Award: $9,000, Deadline: February 15

Florence C. and Robert H. Lister Fellowship

Award: $7,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be at the doctorate-level at the final stages of writing their dissertation.

Archaeology, Research and Education Internships

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Interns work with the professional research staff to conduct field work at ancestral Pueblo archaeological sites and conduct laboratory analysis of the artifacts collected. Education interns work with the professional education and research staff to teach archaeology, including field and laboratory work to students who are enrolled in Crow Canyon programs.

Anthropology Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Norman E. Whitten Award

Award: -, Deadline: February 13

Applicant must complete all basic requirements, maintain a high GPA and demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities.

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Award: $1,250, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a Jordanian graduate student, in Jordan or elsewhere, studying archaeology, anthropology, conservation, or related areas.

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must attend a four year college or university and must hold a valid driver's license.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Dr. H. James Birx Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 1

Selection is based upon academic achievement.

Guilford Scholarship for Latin American Studies in Anthropological Linguistics

Award: $500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence in anthropology.

John Wesley Powell Award for Excellence in Anthropology

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Pavel Sabovik Award for Service and Scholarship in Anthropology

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must demonstrate service and scholarship in the major.