Once you decide on a particular fieldwork or internship opportunity, try to see if you can turn it into a full-fledged research project, or look around to see if there are any other funding options available. Here are a few that many anthropology students have taken advantage of over the years. Some additional fellowship opportunities exist that require research to be done with a specific institution. These are listed in the Internship Listings section of the guide.

Funding Options (Universal)

See Funding Options (Limited) for university-specific funding sources.

Program Affiliation Update (as of) Application Deadline Description
Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship Archaeological Institute of America Active (2011) 3/6 This scholarship provides $1000 each for up to five successful applicants to help pay expenses associated with participation on an archaeological excavation or survey project (minimum stay: one month). The scholarship is open to junior and senior undergraduate students and first-year graduate students who are currently enrolled at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have not previously participated in an archaeological excavation. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.
Youth Activity Fund Explorers Club Active (2011) 12/1/10 This grant is awarded to high school students and college undergraduates conducting scientific or exploration research around the world. Awards range from $500-1,500, with three additional $5,000 awards (pertaining to certain themes—see website for details) available. The Exploration Fund is a similar grant available for graduate and post-doctoral students.
Young Explorers Grants National Geographic Society Active (2011) Varies This grant is set aside by the National Geographic foundation to assist younger individuals pursuing projects involving research, conservation, and exploration. The grant is restricted to individuals between 18 and 25 years of age. Grants range between $2000 and $5000 and help fund direct costs associated with the project (travel, equipment, and so on). To apply, a pre-application form must be submitted 8 months prior to the field dates.
Grants-in-aid of Research Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Active (2011) 3/15
This grant from the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society provides up to $1000 to students from all areas of science and engineering to pursue scientific research. Eligibility is restricted to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs. Graduating seniors must plan to complete their research prior to graduation to be eligible.

Funding Options (Limited)

Program Affiliation Update (as of) Application Deadline Description
Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund New York University Active (2011) 2/1
This is one option that has been particularly popular with students. It is open to students from all disciplines within CAS. This grant offers up to $2,000 in funds to allow you to conduct your research, or make up for wages lost while you’re researching. The application process is rather simple—requiring only an application form, a proposal with a short bibliography and research timeline, and a faculty member’s recommendation. When you are finished with the research, you are required to complete a write-up of your research and to submit your receipts, as well as present a PowerPoint or poster at the annual Dean’s Undergraduate Research Conference in late April. This will give you a chance to publish your abstract in Inquiry.
Antonina S. Ranieri International Travel Fund (for research involving the Ancient World) New York University Active (2011) 3/25 This is another great option that has been particularly kind to archaeology students. This grant offers up to $1,500 in travel funds to help you attend a field school, conference, or work at research institutions around the world. Upon completion of your stint abroad, you are required to provide a short write-up.
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