Financial Support

Support for your graduate studies


All applicants to our graduate program are automatically nominated for a range of fellowships funded by various sources at IU. Each year, a few incoming students receive this type of funding, often with generous stipends, tuition remission, and health insurance.

A number of our advanced students receive IU teaching, dissertation writing, or research fellowships. Keep in mind that many fellowships do require separate applications, such as Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS), Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships (FFTF), and others.


Our department offers a number of assistantships in varying roles: associate instructors, research assistants, and graduate assistants. In each of these roles, you have ample opportunity to gain valuable experience while also funding your education, through teaching your own courses and conducting research with a particular faculty member or center. Most assistantships come with a stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance. Also, many of our students are highly sought after by other departments for teaching and research assistantships.

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External grants + fellowships

Many of our graduate students are successful in securing outside funding through federal and state agencies as well as non-profits and foundations. IU has several resources to help students identify, apply for, and manage these funds.

Find + apply for external funding

Locate common grants + fellowships for Anthropology students