Funding Opportunities


College and Departmental Sources

​BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE OF FAMILY, HOME AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Name: Student Travel Grant

Description: The Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair in Social Work and the Social Sciences and the Mary Lou Fulton Chair in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences provide funds to support student participation in professional academic conferences.  These awards can be used to pay for the student’s conference registration, travel, meals and lodging.  It is understood that the department will share a portion of the costs. 

Award: Varies

​Deadline: Year round, though early application is encouraged.

    More Information: http://fhss.byu.edu/students/Pages/ConferenceFunds.aspx


Anthropology Department

   Name: Grace Elizabeth Shallit Grant

Description: The Grace Elizabeth Shallit Memorial Fund provides modest research grants for undergraduate majors, graduate students, faculty members, and administrative staff from the BYU Department of Anthropology. Applications are available online, or from the Department of Anthropology secretaries.  At the conclusion of the academic year, recipients must submit a preliminary report to the Shallit Fund R​eview Committee and Chair that summarizes research activities and details monies spent.

Award: $2000

Deadline: November 15th

More Information: http://anthropology.byu.edu/Pages/Students/shallit.aspx​

 

Name: Warren Van Pelt Grant Scholarship

Description: A scholarship available for both undergraduate and graduate students in the department of Anthropology.  

Award: Varies.

Deadline: Varies.  Check with the Anthropology department for more details.

More Information: http://anthropology.byu.edu/Students/vanpeltgrants.htm

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University Sources

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

http://www.byu.edu


Graduate Studies

 

​​  Name: Graduate Research Fellowship

 

  Description: The Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) is a university award sponsored by Graduate Studies, and is designed to support innovative research and creative works conducted by graduate students under the guidance of faculty advisors. Twenty-five to thirty GRF awards will be offered each year. The level of support is $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000 for one year. This flexibility allows you to choose an appropriate level of support after consultation with your faculty advisor.

   More Information: http://graduatestudies.byu.edu/content/graduate-research-fellowship


Harold B. Lee Library

​​  Name: Library Research Grant

  Description: The Library Student Research Grant program encourages outstanding student achievement in research, fosters information literacy, and stimulates original scholarship.  Grant recipients will be mentored by a subject librarian as they make use of the services, resources, and collections of the Harold B. Lee Library.

  More Information: https://lib.byu.edu/services/student-research-grants/


Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at BYU

Name: Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women’s History

Description: The Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History will be given each year to an undergraduate or graduate student doing research on women in the American West (west of the Mississippi River). It is named after Annaley Naegle Redd, a prominent southeastern Utah rancher and philanthropist and wife of Charles Redd.

Award: $1,500

Deadline: March 15th

More Information: http://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Awards/WomensHistory.aspx

 

Name: Public Programming Award

Description: The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from private or public organizations for its public programming award. Any organization that is planning a conference, museum exhibit, lecture series or similar public program is eligible to apply. The proposed program should illuminate some aspect of the American experience in the Mountain West (defined as the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). Advertising for the project should list the Charles Redd Center as a sponsor. Specific questions may be directed to the Center.

Award: Up to $3,000

Deadline: March 15th

More Information: http://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Awards/PublicAward.aspx


Name: Summer Award for BYU Upper Division and Graduate Students

Description: The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from upper division and graduate students for summer awards for research dealing with the Mountain West (defined as including the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico).  Awards may be used for any worthy project including preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. The funds are to be used for research support (supplies, travel, etc.) and not as a salary or for capital equipment. The amount of money awarded will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application.

Award: Up to $1,500

Deadline: March 15th

More Information: http://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Awards/UpperDivisionGrad.aspx

 

Name: Visiting Lecture Program

Description: The Charles Redd Center will provide funds for BYU departments to bring visiting lecturers in western studies to BYU.

Award: $300

Deadline: Year round

More Information: http://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Awards/VLecturer.aspx


Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA)

Description: ORCA, BYU’s Office of Research and Creative Activities, offers $1,500 grants to help undergraduate students work with faculty in a one-on-one setting.  Grants are only awarded once a year.  Students may use their ORCA grant to reimburse themselves for time, supplies, and/or other expenses involved with conducting an academic project.  Students may either design their own project or work on a professor’s ongoing research.  Sophomores and juniors are especially encouraged to apply.​

Award: $1,500

Deadline: October 29th

More Information: ​https://orca.byu.edu/ORCA/​

FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies)

Description: The BYU Kennedy Center for International Studies offers a series of foreign lanugage scholarships funded by the U.S. Department of Education to be used for language development and European and Asian area studies. There is a variety of other scholarships offered through the Kennedy Center on this link as well.

Amount: Full tuition plus $5,000 to undergraduates and $15,000 to graduate students as a full-year stipend.

More Information: http://kennedy.byu.edu/flas/​​

 

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External Sources


ALBRIGHT INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH (AIAR)

 
http://www.aiar.org/

 

   Name: Albright Fellowships, Council of American Overseas Research Centers Awards, and Dever Memorial
     Prize​

 Description: The Albright annually provides up to $325,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources.  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. 

Award: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Requirements: Varies

More Information: http://www.aiar.org/fellowships.html

 

AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

http://www.aaanet.org/

 

The AAA is a national anthropological association.  While the AAA does not sponsor many grants, fellowships, or scholarships, their website provides information and links to various funding sources.  

Please peruse their website http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/fellowships/ 

 

AMERICAN CENTER FOR ORIENTAL RESEARCH - JORDAN (ACOR)

http://www.bu.edu/acor/

 

Name: ACOR fellowships

Description: ACOR provides a series of grant and fellowship opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students wishing to study or excavate in Jordan.  The amounts, requirements and deadlines of these grants vary, please refer to their website for specific details.

Award: Varies

Deadline: Varies.  Check website link below for deadline announcement.

Requirements: Varies

More Information: http://www.bu.edu/acor/1page11-12.htm

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA

http://www.archaeological.org/

 

Name: Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Description: This scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 4th

More Information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/708

 

AMERICAN SCHOOLS OF CLASSICAL STUDIES IN ATHENS (ASCSA)

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/

Name: ASCSA

Description: ASCSA provides various grants, fellowships, and scholarships for students interested in Greek archaeology and interested at studying at their institution. 

Award: Varies

Deadline: Varies.  Check website link below for deadline announcement.

Requirements: Varies

More Information: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants,

     http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/ss-scholarships

 

AMERICAN SCHOOLS OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH (ASOR)

http://www.asor.org/

*BYU is an ASOR member school


Name: Heritage Excavation Grant

Description: These scholarships may be either designated by the donor for a specific excavation project or individual and are open to participants in any of ASOR's CAP affiliated projects and to participants in other projects if specified by the donors (applicants must be members of ASOR or enrolled as students at an ASOR-member school).

Award: $1,000

Deadline:  February 15th

More Information: http://www.asor.org/fellowships/heritage.html

 

  Name: ASOR Platt Excavation Fellowship

Description: Through a generous gift of the late Mrs. Katherine Barton Platt, fellowship funds have been designated to support the ​participation of ASOR members as volunteers or staff on excavation projects (applicants must be members of ASOR or enrolled as students at an ASOR-member school).

Award: $1,000

Deadline: February 15th

    More Information: http://www.asor.org/fellowships/platt.html​

     

    Name: Harris Grant

      Description: The Harris Endowment provides modest grants to worthy field projects, particularly to newer and smaller projects, to help them get started; and to discrete components of larger projects that can be completed with an award. The Endowment also provides support for off-season research, analysis and publications (Applications are restricted to directors of ASOR/CAP affiliated projects or senior staff members of affiliated projects). 

    Award: $500-1,500

    Deadline: Varies.  Check website link below for deadline announcement.

    More Information: http://www.asor.org/fellowships/harris.html

     

    CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

     

    This website provides a variety of funding opportunities and provides links to other lists of funding opportunities  http://www.case.edu/artsci/anth/GrantsFellowshipsA-Z.html

     

    CROW CANYON ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER

     

    The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has summer internships available to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.  For more information refer to the following website: ​http://www.crowcanyon.org

     

    CYPRUS AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE –CYPRUS (CAARI)

    http://www.caari.org/

     

    Name: CAARI fellowships

    Description: CAARI offers an active fellowship program. Fellowship opportunities include CAARI-sponsored fellowships as well as several fellowships sponsored by others, such as Fulbright research fellowships, CAORC multi-country fellowships, and Kress Foundation fellowships in Art History.

    Award: Varies

    Deadline: Varies

    Requirements: Varies

    More Information: ​​

     

    DIVERSITY ABROAD

    Diversity Abroad provides information about scholarships for studying abroad.  The grant qualifications, amounts, and deadlines vary so please refer to the website at 

    http://www.diversityabroad.com/guides/funding-study-internships-abroad/scholarships-and-grants

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    EXPLORERS CLUB EXPLORATION FUND

    http://www.explorers.org/index.php

     

    Name: Youth Activity Fund

    Description: The Explorers Club offers grants to students conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their respective schools with a supervising instructor.  The Youth Activity Fund for high school students and college undergraduates, fosters a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the world.

    Award: $500-1,500

    Deadline:  December 1

    Website: http://www.explorers.org/index.php/expeditions/funding/expedition_grants

     

     

    Name: Exploration Fund

    Description: The Explorers Club offers grants to students conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their respective schools with a supervising instructor.  The Exploration Fund, for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students, provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers. 

    Award: $500-1,500

    Deadline:  December 1st

    Website: http://www.explorers.org/index.php/expeditions/funding/expedition_grants

     

     

    GRANTS.GOV

     

    Description: Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. 

    Award: Various

    Deadline: Various

    More Information: http://www.grants.gov/

     

     

    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

    http://www.nsf.gov/

     

    ​Name: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    Description: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.  Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected.  Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.  The fellowship is competitive, and those planning to apply should devote a sincere effort to their application.  

    Award: $30,000 annual stipend for three years; $10,500 cost of education allowance

    Deadline: Varies.  Check website below for deadlines

    More Information: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

    Tips for applying: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicant_resources/tips_for_applying



       Name: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

    Description: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

    Award: unknown

    Deadline: August 24th

    More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&org=NSF

       

       

      SCHOLARSHIPS.COM

       

      Scholarships.com provides a list of various scholarships, fellowships, and internships available to anthropologists.  The deadlines, amounts, and qualifications vary for these awards.  

      You can visit the website at http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-major/anthropology-scholarships/

       

      SMALL GRANTS FOR COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

       

      Description: 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 (must be a member of the American Anthropology Association).

      Award: $100 – $2,000

      Deadline: September 30th

        More Information: ​​​​http://ae.americananthro.org/?s=small+grants​

         

         

        ZORA NEALE HURSTON SCHOLARSHIP

         

        Description: Available to graduate students pursuing a degree in anthropology or related fields.  Award for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring).

        Award: $500 – 1000.

        Deadline: February 1st

        More Information: http://www.zpbnef1975.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=4

         

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        Funding for Students Participating in Academic Conferences

         

        AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

        http://www.aaanet.org/

         

        Name: Student Diversity Travel Grant

        Description: Established in 2004, these grants are intended to increase participation in AAA sessions and in archaeology more widely by students from historically under-represented populations. African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native American, Asian American, Latino and Latina, Chicano and Chicana, and Pacific Islander students in archaeology are encouraged to apply for these travel grants to help defray costs associated with attending the AAA meeting. Archaeology students with disabilities are also eligible for this grant. 

        Award: 4 grants of up to $400

        Deadline: September 15th

        More Information: ​http://ad.americanantrho.org/awards/#Student_Diversity

         

         

        Name: Student Membership Award

        Description: The Archaeology Division (AD) seeks to support student membership in the AAA and in the AD to maintain and strengthen the representation of archaeology within the AAA. Beginning with the 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the AD will award the next year’s membership in both AAA and AD to up to 20 students who present archaeological papers or posters at the annual meeting.

        Award: Up to 20 awards of $75-150

        Deadline: September 15th

        More Information: http://ad.americananthro.org/awards/#Student_Membership​

         

         

        Name: June Nash Student Travel Award for the Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW)

        Description: This award is provided to help students travel to the AAA and present a paper on SAW reviewed panels.

        Award: Contact SAW

        Deadline: Contact SAW

        More Information: ​http://saw.americananthro.org/?page_id=60​​​

         

         

        Nam​e: Annual Meeting Student Scholarships

        Description:  Through a generous gift from The Foundation for Biblical Archaeology, eight Student Service Scholarships of $500 each will be offered for transportation and hotel costs incurred while attending ASOR's 2011 Annual Meeting.

        Award: $500; 1 year membership in the Society and publication of the paper in Ethos.

        Deadline:  August 1st  

        More Information: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/SPA/prizedesc.htm


        AMERICAN SCHOOLS OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH (ASOR)

        http://www.asor.org/

        *BYU is an ASOR Institutional Member School

         

        Name: Student Travel Grants: Annual Meeting Fellowships

        Description:  Travel grant money to attend the national ASOR meeting. Students need not present a paper in order to be eligible. Preference will be given to students from schools that did not receive an award recipient in the previous year (students must be enrolled at an ASOR Institutional Member school).

        Award: $250

        Deadline:  September 30th

        More Information: http://www.asor.org/fellowships/annual-meeting/student-travel.html

         

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