During the 2013-2014 academic year, Boston University will provide over a million dollars in financial aid to Anthropology graduate students.

Each year, the Anthropology Department offers incoming students Dean’s Fellowships, which include full tuition, a living stipend, and health insurance for five years.

In addition, the Department works across the University to secure aid. Current sources include the FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Fellowship from the African Studies Center, the Muslim Studies Fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, among others. These fellowships all provide tuition, stipend, and insurance.

The Anthropology Department’s admissions committee makes financial aid decisions from the pool of accepted candidates. You do not need to apply separately.

International students who have been accepted are given equal consideration for financial aid.

Our graduate students receive extensive outside funding for their research. Current sources include Fulbright IIE, NSF, Fulbright-Hays, Wenner-Gren, Whiting, and several other specialized sources. Current sources for dissertation writing include Wenner-Gren, Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and Cora Du Bois awards.

The Department has also been able to support summer language training and pre-dissertation fieldwork.

Financial aid information from the Graduate School is available at

Our department’s website for grant opportunities, advice, and insider tips (run by students) is available at:   Social Capital” Grants Wiki