Scholarship & Research Assistantship Recipients

Joshua Murphy AY2015-2016 Academic scholarship

Nariman Younis AY2015-2016 Research Assistantship

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

Andrew Bauer

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 University of Chicago. His doctoral research explored the political ecology and production of social differentiation in south India during the Iron Age. He received two prestigious National Science Foundation doctoral dissertation research fellowships and was recently awarded the 2010 Outstanding Oral Presentation Award from the Geological Society of America. Dr. Bauer published nine journal articles and book chapters on archaeology as a graduate student and currently has a book contract for an edited volume entitled The Archaeology of Politics: The Materiality of Political Practice and Action in the Past. As an undergraduate at The University of Akron, Dr. Bauer worked for four years on Dr. Matney’s excavations in Turkey; his subsequent fieldwork has taken him to Iran and India. His current fieldwork in India is featured in Archaeology magazine (May/June 2010).

Undergraduate Scholarships and Research Assistantships
Deadline for Applications April 15, 2016

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.

Click on Scholarship Application or Research Assistantship Application to access forms online. Hard copy forms are also available in the department office.

See Applications for Details of Award Eligibility and Requirements

The deadline for fall 2016 applications for student scholarships and assistantships is April 15, 2016


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.

Click on Scholarship Application or Research Assistantship Application to access forms online. Hard copy forms are also available in the department office.

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.

Financial Aid Information

For information on Financial Aid, please contact the UA Financial Aid Office.