Undergraduate Scholarships and Research Assistantships
Deadline for Applications April 15, 2015
Anthropology majors and Classical Studies minors may apply for departmental awards for scholastic merit, or to conduct independent research with a faculty member. The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for students to learn how to conduct research, and to gain professional experience in the field. Projects include, but are not limited to, participation in archaeological excavations, cultural anthropological field studies, classical studies research abroad, field schools, travel to meetings where the student is presenting a paper, and independent library research involving travel or significant research off-campus. Students should work with a faculty adviser to complete the required documents.
See Applications for Details of Award Eligibility and Requirements
The deadline for fall 2015 applications for student scholarships and assistantships is April 15, 2015
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH AWARDS PROCEDURES
The Awards Committee solicits and evaluates applications from students for scholarships and research. Applications are considered once each year in mid-April.
Students may receive no more than two awards. Requests may not occur on consecutive deadlines. All requests are evaluated; the act of submitting a request does not guarantee an award. No single criterion governs evaluation, but the Committee will rank proposals in descending order as follows:
- Student-initiated proposals and external studies;
- Student-initiated proposals that involve close collaboration with a faculty member
Applications must be received by the deadline, and on the departmental forms designed for this purpose.
The application must include the student’s statement of interest and research, along with details of the student’s program of study (course background, major/minor, GPA, career plans). Proposals that involve collaboration with or supervision by faculty require an associated proposal by that faculty member.
Award amounts will vary depending upon the project and student need. Generally, Scholarship awards will not exceed $3,000, and Research Awards will not exceed $7,500 per academic year. Awardees must accept awards in writing (not by e-mail) within one week of notification.
At the end of the project for which funds are awarded, the recipient will make a presentation to the Department. Presentation setting, format and date will be determined by the Committee. Recipients who fail to comply with this requirement will be ineligible for future awards.
Current Scholarship Recipients
Will post May 1, 2015
Former Scholarship & Research Assistantship Recipients
Geniro Dingle and Angeline Ruiz Fall 2014 Scholarship
Jillian Bryson and Geniro Dingle AY2014-2015 Research Assistantship
Emily Holbrook and Megan Powley AY2013-2014 Research Assistantship
Sarah Stepnowski AY2012-2013 Research Assistantship in Anthropology. An abstract of her research is available by clicking on this link.
Maggie Sheehan AY2011-2012 Research Assistantship
Lucas Wright and Kayt Roberto
Gabrielle McCallum, Vyshnavi Sivakumaran, and Michael Vimont
Rachel Fox and Kristin Snyder Fall 2010 Scholarship
Former Scholarship Recipient News
Dr. Andrew Bauer (B.A. in Interdisciplinary Anthropology, 2000, Summa cum laude) received his M.A. (2003) and Ph.D. (2010) from the Department of Anthropology at the
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