Anthropology Scholarships and Grants

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Scholarship Name Scholarship Value Deadline
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Students $75,000 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.
Study areas: anthropology, archaeology, art history, communication, economics, film, geography, history, languages/literatures, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology,

Fellowship Competition $61,000 10/06/2017

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards postdoctoral fellows in the humanities an opportunity to research and lecture at Columbia University for up to 3 years. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University, located in New York City, and as postdoctoral research fellows. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester: at least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program of the University. In years two and three, Fellows teach one course per year. At least two of the three courses taught in the first two Fellowship years must be in the Core, which includes Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Society seeks to enhance the role of the humanities in the University by exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural and social sciences.

Berlin Prize $60,000 09/30/2017

The American Academy In Berlin offers 24 fellowships for postdoctoral scholars to engage in independent study for up to one year. The Berlin Prize is a residential fellowship for a wide variety of disciplines designed to a establish a fellow in Berlin and internationally. Fellowships range from a length of six weeks to a full academic year. The fall semester typically begins in early September.

Dartmouth College - Leslie Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships Annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits. Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/1/2016 )

Residential fellowships support research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research. Fellows teach two courses in their home department(s) or program(s) in each year of their residency. At least one of the four courses should contribute something new to the Dartmouth curriculum, and at least one should be an introductory lecture course. Fellows will not, however, be asked to teach basic language courses. For the 2017-19 competition, applications are not being accepted for Anthropology; Art History; Asian/Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures; Film & Media Studies; Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies; Music; and Russian. The fellowship offers support for two years.

University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students 2017/2018 $55,000 05/28/2018

Description: The Price Lab at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the 2017/2018 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in Digital Humanities. The Mellon Fellow will be affiliated with both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Libraries, and will participate in the biweekly Price Lab Mellon Seminar. The fellow will pursue their own research project, presenting this work at the seminar, while also contributing to team-based projects at the Lab, and teaching one DH course during the year in the undergraduate College. (While the application requires a brief course description, actual specifications of the class will be worked out next spring with the Price Lab’s Managing Director.)

University of Pennsylvania - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities $53,000 stipend. Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/15/2016 )

This residential fellowship supports research in the humanities and related fields through the Penn Humanities Forum on a topic that invites broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2017-18 academic year, the topic is Afterllives. Fellows teach one undergraduate seminar during the year and participate in the Forum's weekly Mellon Research Seminar. The fellowship offers support for one year.

Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Fellowships (Jerusalem) $50,400 10/01/2017

American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) and Albright Institute offer awards for up to 1 year for Ph.D. candidates and postdocs to do research in Jerusalem. The Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, located near the Old City of Jerusalem, includes a research library, workshops, computer facilities, and a residence with a hostel and apartments. The library, dedicated to ancient Near Eastern studies, contains more than 30,000 volumes, journal titles, and significant map and artifact collections.

Society Fellowships $50,000 10/01/2017

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University (SCH) offers 6-8 fellowships for scholars who are working on topics related to an annual theme. The Society encourages applicants to investigate the cultural, social, artistic, philosophical, and political implications of the theme. The theme for the 2016-17 fellowship cycle is "Skin". Fellows are encouraged to offer an informal seminar related to their research. Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York.

Yale Institute of Sacred Music - Postdoctoral Fellowship $42,000-$50,000 (depending on teaching duties) plus health benefits. Anticipated 11/2017 ( Previous deadline 11/1/2016 )

Fellowships support scholars whose work relates to the fields of sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies, or religion and the arts. Scholars in the humanities or the social or natural sciences whose work is directly related to these areas are also encouraged to apply. Fellows undertake a substantive and original project that relates to the mission of the Institute. This could be original scholarship, an art exhibition, a musical composition, or work of creative writing, etc. Some teaching is also required. Fellows are expected to live within a 10-mile radius of campus. The fellowship typically offers support for one year, though in rare circumstances it may be granted for two or three years.

School for Advanced Research (SAR) - Doctoral and Postdoctoral Resident Scholars Awards $30,000-50,000 stipend Anticipated 11/2017 ( Previous deadline 11/1/2016 )

Residential fellowships support doctoral and postdoctoral scholars who have completed their research and need time to prepare manuscripts on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art and philosophy. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Fellows are in residence at SAR in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the fellowship period. The fellowships offer support for 6-9 months.

Weatherhead Fellowships 
Nine-month fellowship for Ph.D. candidates writing a dissertation and scholars with doctorates planning to write a book. Award amount: $30,000 (doctoral), $40,000 (postdoctoral).

Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship
Nine-month fellowship for Native American Ph.D. candidates writing a dissertation and scholars with a doctoral planning to write a book. Award amount: $30,000 (doctoral), $40,000 (postdoctoral).

Anne Ray Fellowship
Nine-month fellowship for Native American scholars with a master's or Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to work on their own writing or curatorial research project. In addition, the scholar serves as a mentor to two interns (recent graduates or graduate students) working at the Indian Arts Research Center. Award amount: $40,000.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latino Studies
Nine-month fellowship for scholars who will have, by the application deadline, completed a doctorate or all but their dissertation toward a PhD in anthropology, history, sociology, religious studies, Latino/Chicano studies, cultural studies, or in an interdisciplinary field that incorporates two or more of these disciplines. Award amount: $35,000 (doctoral), $50,000 (postdoctoral).

Resident Scholar Fellowships $40,000 11/07/2017

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), located in Santa Fe, awards 4-5 fellowships for scholars to work on manuscripts related to humankind, for up to 9 months. Funding is also provided by Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education and the Vera R. Campbell Foundation. These various fellowships are for scholars to approach their research on human culture, behavior, history, or evolution at the School of American Research. The Weatherhead, Katrin H. Lamon and Anne Ray Fellowships are for 9 months. The Campbell Fellowship is for 6-9 months long. Nine-month tenure is from September through May. SAR is in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships $38,000 10/26/2017

The Andrew W Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) award up to 65 fellowships to students in their final dissertation year. These fellowships are awarded to assist students, in the humanities and related social science fields, in their last year of PhD dissertation writing. Award support is for one year. Research projects should be original and significant to contributing to knowledge. Fellowship recipients will have a strong scholarly record and career plan. Research projects will be of high-quality and fellows will be expected to complete the project in a feasible amount of time. The fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research.

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Arctic Social Sciences Program (ASSP) - Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

Average award is $25,000 per year but may be adjusted according to the needs of the project.

Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/18/2016 )

The ASSP encompasses all social, behavioral, and economic sciences supported by NSF. These include, but are not limited to anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, the science of endangered languages, law and social science, political science, linguistics, science technology and society, social psychology, sociology, traditional knowledge systems, and related subjects. Areas of particular interest include culture and environment, resources and economic change, development of social and political institutions, ethnic and regional identities, and knowledge systems. Dissertation research proposals are encouraged and assistance with logistics is available. Typically, projects are funded for one year. However, funding may be awarded for two years depending on the project.

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships [Worth £25,000] for African Students at SOAS, University of London 2017/2018- Apply Now £25,000 12/18/2017

Description: Three Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships have been established for African Students (African nationals and resident in Africa), who wish to undertake a taught masters course at SOAS Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship is valued at £25,000 in total and lasts for one year. The scholarships can be used for fees and the remainder towards maintenance. The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit Students offered an Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2017/18 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.

General Research Grant $22,000 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.
Reapplication required for renewal.
Study areas: anthropology, archeology, human origins, paleoanthropology, primatology

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) - International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program

Average $20,000.

Anticipated 11/2017 ( Previous deadline 11/1/2016 )

Fellowships support graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the US and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. The research must be conducted, in whole or in part, outside of the US. The research may be grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives or multi-sited, comparative and transregional. The fellowship is for 9-12 months.

Dissertation Fellowships for Republic of China Students Abroad $18,000 10/15/2017

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange offers fellowships for Chinese citizens and PhD students who are writing their dissertation. These fellowships are awarded annually to support doctoral candidates in the writing of their dissertations. These grants are intended to provide support for research on topics related to Chinese culture and society, the development of the Republic of China, or Taiwan Studies. Their dissertations should cover fields in the humanities or social sciences. Successful applicants will work on a project that advances the field of Chinese Studies.

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange - Doctoral Fellowship for ROC Students Abroad

Up to $18,000.

Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/15/2016 )

Fellowships support dissertation write-up in research on Chinese Studies. The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Taipei, the capital of the Republic of China. The Foundation promotes international scholarly exchange and the understanding of Chinese culture and society overseas. Successful candidates are expected to complete their dissertations by the end of the one-year grant period.

Origins Project Postdoctoral Award Lectureship $10,000 11/01/2017

The Origins Project at Arizona State University (ASU), located in Tempe, is offering one award to an outstanding junior scholar who recently got their PhD. This award is the largest of its kind in the world. In addition to participating in the awards ceremony, the winner will give 4 talks on his or her research, as well as participate in other Origins Project events.

Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research $5,000 October 15; March 15

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

National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) - Daniels Short-Term Research Fellowship Up to $2,000 per month stipend. Anticipated 6/2017 ( Previous deadline 6/15/2016 )

The fellowship supports research in history, art, literature, anthropology, and sport, with research projects ranging from the architecture of horse stables, history of horsemanship, equestrian fashion, and poetry, to falconry, veterinary science, environmental conservation and fly fishing. Fellows have access to the NSLM library and art collections in Middleburg, Virginia. The fellowship is for up to two months.

American Heraldry Society - William Barton Graduate Scholarship

Up to $1,500.

Anticipated 7/2017 ( Previous deadline 7/31/2016 )

Barton Scholarships support master's and doctoral students conducting research on heraldry (coats of arms, seals, badges and related symbols) within the United States and its territories and possessions. Eligible disciplines include, but are not limited to, history, literature, law, anthropology, sociology, political science/government, archaeology, art history, architecture and design, and communication studies. The scholarship is for one year.

Larry Matfay Cultural Heritage Scholarships $1,000 June 1.

To revitalize and renew heritage and pride of the Alutiiq culture.

Jesse Wrench Scholarship $1,000 August 1

Applicant must create a research project based on some aspect of Missouri archaeology and submit a proposal.
Results of recipient's research will be published in a MAS publication.
Paid in two installments of $500.
Study areas: archaeology, anthropology

David T. and Jeanette Lewis Memorial Scholarship $1,000 November 1 (Priority)

Applicant must have superior academic achievement and be in need of financial aid

Grabert Transfer Scholarship $600 May 30

Study areas: Anthropology

Carrie Hunter-Tate Award $500 September 2.

To recognize individuals who devoted their time and talents to the profession of anthropology.

Couponbirds "Help to Save" Scholarship $500 10/21/2017

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SOAS Commonwealth Shared Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries in UK, 2017/2018 – Apply Unspecified 06/01/2017

Description:  SOAS, University of London is awarding Commonwealth Shared scholarships to students from developing countries wishing to undertake select Masters courses (see below) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission with funding from UK Department of International Development (DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

2017 Open Society Inclusive Education Scholarship Program For African Students in USA, (Apply Now) Unspecified 08/28/2017

Description: Applications are invited for Inclusive Education Scholarship Program to study at Syracuse University School of Education in the USA. Citizen and a legal resident of China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe; Argentina, or Peru are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme. The program’s objective is to provide education advocates and professionals with a foundation in the principles, values, and practices of inclusive education so that they will be equipped to lead a reform of education policy and practice in their home countries. Competition is merit based, and selection is made on the basis of academic excellence, professional aptitude, leadership potential, and proven commitment to work to advance inclusive education in the home country.

W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research - Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships and Awards Unspecified Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/15/2016 )

The Albright annually offers fellowships 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 for most fellowships. Residence at the Albright Institute in Jerusalem, Israel, is required. The following fellowships are offered:

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships
Eigibility: Open to post-doctoral scholars who are U.S. citizens (or alien residents for at least three years). The award is for 4-9 months.

University of Pennsylvania's Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies - Dissertation Writing and Postdoctoral Fellowship $45,000-60,000 for the academic year, commensurate with academic standing and financial need. Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/31/2016 )

Fellowships support scholars whose research will explore the theories, institutions, and paradigms that shaped how Jews have studied nature, and the ideas, applications, and cultural and religious consequences that emerged from such study. The fellowship is open to scholars working on particular thinkers, texts or theories, as well as research projects that frame the subject in relation to Classical, Christian, Muslim, or secular approaches. This theme spans the entirety of Jewish history, and encompasses the history of science, the anthropology of science, philosophy, philology, and environmental studies, among other potentially relevant fields. Fellows are required to be in residence in Philadelphia at the Katz Center. The fellowship is for one semester or one academic year.

Midwest Student Exchange Program Unspecified November 1

Applicant must be a resident of Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, or North Dakota. Minimum 3.4 GPA and combined SAT Reasoning score of 1090 (composite ACT score of 25) required. Applicant must be majoring in one of the majors listed on sponsor's application page.
150% of Kansas undergraduate resident rates
Renewable up to four years if recipient maintains a minimum 3.4 university GPA, completes 30 university credit hours, and continues in eligible major.
Study areas: African/African-American studies, American studies, anthropology, architectural studies, architecture (master's), astronomy, classics, community health, dance, design, engineering physics, environmental studies, French, geology, German, history of art, humanities, Italian, journalism/mass communications, Latin American studies, music, music education, music therapy, petroleum engineering, philosophy, physics, political science, public affairs/administration, religious studies, Russian/East European/Eurasian studies, Slavic languages/literatures, sociology, theatre, visual art, visual art education, women's studies

McGill University - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Related Social Sciences $52,000 CAD annual stipend plus benefits. Anticipated 11/2017 ( Previous deadline 11/14/2016 )

Fellowships enable scholars to carry out projects based in the humanities at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. While research projects must be based in the humanities, interdisciplinary applications are especially welcome. Fellows work under the guidance of member of the Faculty of Arts. Fellows teach an undergraduate course in both fall and winter terms and may be asked to give a public presentation on his or her research. Fellows will be provided with office space and are expected to be on campus making use of McGill’s resources, particularly during the academic year. The fellowship is for one year and may be renewed for a second year.

For 2017-18, eligible departments for the "Open Field" and "Indigenous Studies" fellowships include: Anthropology (humanities-based research only), Art History and Communication Studies, East Asian Studies, English, Langue et littérature françaises, History and Classical Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Philosophy, Political Science (political theory only), and Religious Studies.

Open Field Mellon Fellowships are for scholars with support from a full-time McGill faculty member in an eligible department.

Indigenous Studies Mellon Fellowship is for a scholar pursuing humanities-based research in Indigenous Studies in an eligible department.

Digital Humanities Mellon Fellowship is for a scholar in the digital humanities who will join the research project Laboratory for Experimental Studies in Culture, Art and Technology (LESCAT). The fellow will teach and be based in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.

Mellon Fellowship Unspecified December 1

Applicant must be applying for a Ph.D program and cannot hold a Master's degree.
Award covers full graduate tuition and a one year stipend of $17,500

Conference and Workshop Grants Unspecified June 1 and December 1.

To foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research.

Wadsworth African Fellowships Unspecified December 15.

To support African students undertaking study leading to a PhD at a South African university that can provide them with international-level training in anthropology.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies Unspecified 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.
plus $17,000
Study areas: Humanities

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CAUL/ASA Fellowship $10,000 unspecified

Susan Needham Named finalist for Civically Engaged Faculty Award $800 unspecified

Anthropology Professor Susan Needham was a finalist for the Campus Compact?? 2016 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award for her passion in involving her students in research and relationships that greatly benefit the communities that California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) serves.

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The Scholarships in USA & the financial aid-fee waivers that are awarded to International Students are merit / need based. A candidate with strong academics, good performance on standardized exams & extra curricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards or any financial assistance. To benefit from these opportunities, one has to make sure to send all the required documents by particular deadlines. In addition to this, the presentation of the application package is also important because one is judged by the image one projects.

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Guaranteed admission agreements provide CLC students seamless transfer to earn their bachelor's degree to several partner colleges and universities.

SOAS University of London Scholarship Awards for Students from Africa 2012 £14,956 unspecified

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London offer a wide-range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students undertaking degree programmes. A number of these scholarships however are available for students from Africa and other developing countries.The scholarships and other awards listed below are distributed through a competitive application process with respect to financial need and/or academic merit. The range of scholarships is diverse – some support students from specific countries or a group of countries, while others focus on particular courses of study or research. Candidates for these award programmes will be assessed on academic merit.The institute is working to increase the number of scholarships provided to students.Application DeadlineAll scholarships and awards applications must be submitted by

Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures African Studies PhD Scholarship in UK, 2017 The bursary covers tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant (currently £14,296 p.a.) for three years, or four years if selecting the Masters + PhD programme (1+3 years). The deadline for receiving applications (including two letters of recommendation) is February 20, 2017.

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology (DASA) offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a centre of excellence in the study of Africa.

2017 Australian Museum International Fellowships in Australia For students enrolled at an Australian university, the maximum value of each 2017 Fellowship is AU$8,500 plus GST per year for up to three years. For students enrolled at overseas universities, the amount includes GST. Overseas students may be awarded an The closing date for preliminary application is 9 September 2016 and the closing date for full applicationis 21 October 2016.

Australian Museum is accepting applications for 2017 Lizard Island Doctoral Fellowships. Fellowships are open for the international students enrolled at an Australian university, the maximum value of each fellowship is AU$8,500 plus GST per year for up to three years.

UK 2015 – Edinburgh Global Health Academy Master’s Scholarship £6,050. unspecified

About ScholarshipThe University of Edinburgh will offer one full-time Master’s scholarship for eligible programmes offered by the University through the Edinburgh Global Health Academy Master’s Scholarship for 2014.

Doctoral Research Fellowships at UiT Norway’s Arctic University in Norway, 2016 Ph.D. position is remunerated by the State wage scale code 1017. The 2% compulsory contribution to state pension fund. Application deadline for both positions August 18th, 2016.

The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publically.

Ella Brehm Scholarship $600 unspecified

Applicant must be a Massachusetts resident with a minimum of 30 completed credits. Applicant must be majoring in chemistry, mathematics/computer science, physics, anthropology, psychology, or biology. Financial need required.
Study areas: anthropology, biology, chemistry, mathematics/computer science, physics, psychology

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Produced and sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, this course is an attempt to begin the process of new economic thinking by reviving and updating some forgotten traditions in monetary thought that have become newly relevant.