Friends of Anthropology Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Friends of Anthropology Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Application instructions

We are pleased to announce a competitive scholarship/grant opportunity for undergraduate students pursuing majors in Anthropology. All sub-fields will be considered. Awards of up to $1000 will be available for undergraduate students to fund off-campus research or study. Funds can be used toward fees and expenses associated with attending a field or overseas study program, an internship, or a faculty-directed independent research project. Completed applications, which should be collated into a single PDF in the order below, must be submitted to Prof. Jane Goodman at by Wednesday April 1, 2020 by 5 pm. Grant recipients will be notified of decisions on or before April 13, 2020.

A complete application will include

  1. A completed application cover page
  2. A CV/resume
  3. An unofficial Indiana University transcript
  4. A project proposal. Proposals should describe the proposed research question(s), methods, contributions, a research/travel timeline (500 word maximum).
  5. A short statement of previous experience and how this work fits into the student’s academic training (300 word maximum).
  6. A budget, demonstrating how you plan to spend the funds. Please also include a brief statement of financial need.
  7. A letter of support from a faculty member that comments on the student’s academic work, promise, proposed research, and financial need. Faculty letters should be sent directly to Professor Jane Goodman,

Award rules

  • Student award winners will be required to attend the Anthropology Department spring reception in order to receive the award.
  • Priority is given to students with demonstrated financial need, who have not yet received research funding from the department. If used for an overseas study program or field school, the award should be used to cover travel expenses and fees, not tuition.
  • Students may accept only one departmental award per project.

About the award

This award is made possible by generous support from the Friends of Anthropology.