Funding & Employment

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Funding Links

Other Funding Sources that might be resourceful


Additional Funding and Grant Sources
Explorers Club Exploration Fund Grants for scientific field research and exploration.
Alianza Mayer Scholarship for Research in Pre-Columbian Art
Denver Art Museum
Solmsen Post-Doctoral Fellowships
University of Wisconsin
Memoria Romana: Doctoral Fellowships & International Research Stipends
Max Planck Institute Research Award
International Collaborative Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Research Program
America for Bulgaria Foundation

Collaborative High-Risk Anthropological And Archaeological Research (HRAR)
America for Bulgaria Foundation
Bi-directional Mayan Archaeology Outreach Grant
Maya Area Cultural Heritage Initiative – MACHI
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Grant Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities, Collaborative Research Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Geographical Society Committee for Research and Exploration
National Geographical Society
National Humanities Center
National Humanities Center
The Prehistoric Society
The Prehistoric Society
Wenner-Gren Foundation, Post-Ph.D. Research Grants
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
American Council of Learned Societies
American Council of Learned Societies
American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grants
American Philosophical Society
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Digital Resource Listings Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts National Gallery of Art
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants, Wenner-Gren Foundation
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.

National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting scientific progress in the United States. Research grants provide funding cultural and biological anthropology, as well as archaeology and linguistics.
Social Science Research Council
The SSRC has over over 30 programs organized into five program areas. Grants and fellowships are specific to each program. The Interntational Dissertation Research Fellowship supports research for social scientists with projects outside of the U.S.
The American Council of Learned Societies
The Mellon/ACLS early career fellowships provides year-long fellowships to support Ph.D. dissertation completion in humanistic disciplines. Other Fellowships are available for post-graduate work and research, a small amount are designated towards area studies in regions including China, Eastern Europe and Southeast Europe as well as archeological research in East Asian Archaeology.
School for Advanced Research
Resident Scholar program and a Summer Scholar program where Fellows are provided with a stipend, living quarters and other resources to support their intellectual development and writing. Fellowships are for anthropololgists or scholars in closely related disciplines. Preference is given to applicants whose fieldwork or basic research and analysis are complete and who need time to write manuscripts. The fellowships are not intended as immediate postdoctoral positions, and dissertation rewrites are not encouraged.
The National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution created by Congress to strengthen the nation’s capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent conflict and/or sustain peace. A senior Scholar program permits scholars to be in residence for up to 10 months. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security.
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers hosts centers in numerous member countries. It has fellowship programs supporting: U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars in social sciences who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance; a Mellon East-Central European Research Fellowship supporting scholars in the humanities and allied social sciences to carry out research at institutes of advanced study in other countries, and; selected language study programs.
American Association of University Women
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, the Educational Foundation provided more than 250 fellowships, grants, and special awards to outstanding women. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.
American Councils for International Education
An international non-profit organization working to advance education, research, and mutual understanding across the United States, Canada and the nations of Southeastern Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia. The organization designs, implements, and supports innovative programs in education, professional development, and scholarly research. Grants for study and research in relevant countries as well as possiblities for language training.
Boren Fellowships
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. The Fellowships are admisistrated through the Institute of International Education
Chateaubriand Fellowship
Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities and post-doctorates to conduct research in France for up to 12 months. Chateaubriand recipients receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance.
Council on Library and Information Resources
CLIR works to maintain and improve access to information for generations to come. It administers the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. The fellowship program is to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources (such as museums, archives and libraries). Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the U.S.
Human Paleobiomics: Hard Tissue Research Program
A grant for students in Ph.d. programs. Projects must emphasize a hard tissue biology approach in pursuit of knowledge and enhanced understanding of early human paleobiology and/or any element of the paleobiome in which early humans lived. The grant is for dissertation research and for up to 50% of project direct costs for up to two years and a total maximum of $12,500
National Humanities Center
Residential fellowships are available for individuals with a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication. The Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. The Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include one fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies; English literature; art history; Asian Studies; and theology. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Stipends are calculated on an individual basis
National Periship Awards
Two fellowships of up to $10,000 sponsored by Swiss Re will be awarded to Ph.D. candidates to support dissertation work in the physical sciences on natural hazards, risk and disasters.In addition, funding from NSF will provide up to an additional 2 fellowships in any relevant field of the natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, specialties in engineering, or interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies. We will award up to 4 fellowships for PhD-level work in hazards, risk, or disasters in any discipline, including the natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, specialties in engineering, or interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies. Fellowship candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) at a U.S. institution by the application deadline with an approved dissertation proposal. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as the doctorate degree will be granted by a U.S. institution.
Philanthropic Educational Organization
The P.E.O. Sisterhood promotes educational opportunities for women. There are different programs: P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, Cottey College, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, and P.E.O. Scholar Awards. The International Peace Scholarship allows international students to study in the US, and other programs provide loans and funding for doctoral support. Consult the website for more details.
SRI Foundation
A foundation dedicated to Cultural Resource Management. The Foundation has two $10,000 dissertation research grants (formerly called research scholarships) to advanced PhD candidates. This year, there are two distinguished two classes of awards. As in previous years, the first class of award will be given to students who expand the scholarly impact of one or more completed historic preservation projects. The hew second class of award will be given to students who advance the practice of historic preservation. The Foundation also runs a summer institute for professional development in Cultural Resouce Management.
The Curtiss T. Brennan & Mary G. Brennan Foundation (not applicable to Mesoamerica)
The Curtiss T. Brennan & Mary G. Brennan Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established in 1988 to provide funding support for archaeological field research, emphasizing in particular those regions of the world in which early centers of complex culture or civilization originated. The Brennan Foundation views its grants as seed money, as a catalytic agent enabling especially significant archaeological projects to initiate or dramatically expand work and progress to the point where traditional sources of major funding may be approached. Application must be made by the sponsoring institution through the principal investigator. Grants are not available for dissertation research.
The Fulbright Hays Fellowship
This program to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. Proposals focusing on Western Europe are not eligible.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
The Foundation places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world and also encourages related research projects in neuroscience, genetics, animal behavior, the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems. Graduate students and faculty are eligible to apply.
The Institute for International Education
The IIE manages undergraduate and graduate level scholarships at accredited academic institutions throughout the world. IIE implements many of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs and manages global scholarships through our network of domestic and international offices.
The National Geographic Society
Grants for scientific field research and exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures). Funding is not restricted to United States citizens. Researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams.
The Systematics Research Fund
A joint fund of the Linnean Society and the Systematics Association, the Systematics Research Fund provides grants annually for small-scale research projects in the field of systematics. Contributions are typically made towards fieldwork expenditure, the purchase of scientific equipment or expertise (e.g. buying time on analytical equipment), specimen preparation (including the cost of temporary technical assistance), and publication costs. Projects of a more general or educational nature will also be considered, provided that they include a strong systematics component.
The Toyota Foundation
A variety of funding opportunities, most significantly the Asian Neighbors Program and the Research Grant Program. This program supports research incorporating the sort of cross-disciplinary vision that produces organic interaction and leads to synthesis—research activities in which areas that tend to be segmented into opposing categories, such as social and scientific, academic and practical, and tacit knowledge and formal knowledge, interact and become integrated. The Toyota Foundation seeks to contribute to the development of better societies tat will foster rich relationships among people and between people and nature. This program is open to anyone in Japan or anywhere else, not only scholars and people with practical expertise but also activists and practitioners from outside the establishment.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Fellowships for doctoral and and faculty members divided into specific program areas. Dissertation grants for research dealing in ethics and religious questions, and also one for women’s issues. Support for recent faculty members is also available.
World Wildlife Foundation- Kathryn Fuller Science Fund for Nature
As part of its commitment to advancing conservation through science, WWF established the Kathryn Fuller Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships to support scholars working on issues of exceptional importance and relevance to conservation in one of the WWF-US priority places. Themes and regions are listed on the WWF website.
The National Academies
The National Academies bring together four organizations: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Among the fellowships administered through the academy is the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship program (pre and postdoctoral), and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Urban Studies Postdoctoral Program.
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
Provides grants of up to $10,580 to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs’ vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.
The American Association of University Women
Fellowships are available to support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents.
The Marchionne Foundation
The Foundation supports research on issues of well-being and currently emphasizes 1) Aspects of life-singlehood and 2) Health, medicine, and behavior. The Foundation awards grants to organizations rather than individuals. Thus, the successful applicant must be affiliated with a research institute or four-year academic institution at which empirical research is supported. Applicants must be affiliated with an American or Canadian organization, and must hold the Ph.D., though graduate students may be listed as co-PI.
Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (not active now)
The foundation research grants support scholarly works with the potential for significant contributions to the understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures and continuities thereof among the indigenous cultures in modern Mesoamerica (México, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador). Projects in the disciplines of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, linguistics, ethnohistory, ethnography, and sociology are accepted.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships for the development of scholars (with Ph.D.s) and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts. Fellowships are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The National Institutes of Health
The primary U.S. federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH has several priority areas and focal points of interest spread out among different institutes. Predoctoral and postdoctoral grants to support research in medical and behavioural research, including the Ruth L. Kirschstein National (Predoctoral) Research Service Awards to promote diversity in health-related and behavioural research.
The American Philosophical Society
The society has several different funds, including a grant for fieldwork (the Lewis and Clark Fund), grants towards Native American Studies (The Phillips Fund) and a grant for sabbatical leave.
TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship
Fellowship for graduate students with new cutting-edge research dedicated to furthering the study of the African Diaspora.
Mexico-North Research Network
Mexico North exists to promote research, education and outreach focused on Mexico and the United States.
International Resources and Exchanges Board
IREX has offices and representatives in over 125 cities of Europe and Eurasia and administers programs to advance education, support independent media, promote Internet development, and build civil society throughout. Fellowships are available for predoctoral and postdoctoral research in various countries.
American Institute of Indian Studies
Fellowships at the Ph.D. and post-Ph.D. level for students enrolled in U.S. universities to study and research aspects of Indian language and culture.
Lambda Aalpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
Applicant must be a member of Lambda Alpha and be enrolled in the graduate program in their department for at least one-year. They must have selected their thesis advisor and have formally formed their thesis and dissertation committee.
The George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation
A limited number of fellowships are awarded each year for independent projects for individuals in their mid-career in fields selected on a rotational basis. Approximately ten fellowships will be offered for the 2007-2008 fellowship year to support persons engaged in independent projects in the following fields: Visual Arts, Media Studies, and the History of Art and Architecture.
American Anthropological Association
The AAA is the world’s largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. The AAA’s web site provides: information on career opportunities; lists information on meetings of interest to anthropologists throughout the year; contact information on all AAA Interest Groups, and offers links to Internet resources that are of interest to anthropologists.
Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit association of grantmaking foundations. The Council’s web site provides information on the role and value of organized philanthropy and offers links to many of the Council member foundations.
New York Regional Association of Grantmakers
A nonprofit membership association of donors in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area. This web site offers additional information about, and links to, various grantmaking organizations throughout the tri-state region.
The Leakey Foundation
The Leakey Foundation provides research funding to increase scientific knowledge and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.
Social Science Research Council
The SSRC has over 30 programs organized into five program areas. Grants and fellowships are specific to each program. The International Dissertation Research Fellowship supports research for social scientists with projects outside of the U.S.
School for Advanced Research
Resident Scholar program and a Summer Scholar program where Fellows are provided with a stipend, living quarters and other resources to support their intellectual development and writing. Fellowships are for anthropololgists or scholars in closely related disciplines. Preference is given to applicants whose fieldwork or basic research and analysis are complete and who need time to write manuscripts. The fellowships are not intended as immediate postdoctoral positions, and dissertation rewrites are not encouraged.
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution created by Congress to strengthen the nation’s capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent conflict and/or sustain peace. A senior Scholar program permits scholars to be in residence for up to 10 months. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security.
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers hosts centers in numerous member countries. It has fellowship programs supporting: U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars in social sciences who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance; a Mellon East-Central European Research Fellowship supporting scholars in the humanities and allied social sciences to carry out research at institutes of advanced study in other countries, and; selected language study programs.
American Association of University Women
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, the Educational Foundation provided more than 250 fellowships, grants, and special awards to outstanding women. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.
American Councils for International Education
An international non-profit organization working to advance education, research, and mutual understanding across the United States, Canada and the nations of Southeastern Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia. The organization designs, implements, and supports innovative programs in education, professional development, and scholarly research. Grants for study and research in relevant countries as well as possibilities for language training.
Human Paleobiomics: Hard Tissue Research Program
A grant for students in Ph.d. programs. Projects must emphasize a hard tissue biology approach in pursuit of knowledge and enhanced understanding of early human paleobiology and/or any element of the paleobiome in which early humans lived. The grant is for dissertation research and for up to 50% of project direct costs for up to two years and a total maximum of $12,500
National Geographic Young Explorer Grant
The National Geographic Young Explorer Grants offers opportunities to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). The Young Explorers Grants Program supports a variety of projects—and an age-range of applicants—that are generally not covered by other sources of funding. Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are invited to apply. Researchers planning work in countries abroad should make great effort to include at least one local collaborator as part of their team.
National Humanities Center
Residential fellowships are available for individuals with a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication. The Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. The Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include one fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies; English literature; art history; Asian Studies; and theology. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Stipends are calculated on an individual basis
Philanthropic Educational Organization
The P.E.O. Sisterhood promotes educational opportunities for women. There are different programs: P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, Cottey College, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, and P.E.O. Scholar Awards. The International Peace Scholarship allows international students to study in the US, and other programs provide loans and funding for doctoral support. Consult the website for more details.
The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarship Programme in Migration Studies
The Curtiss T. Brennan & Mary G. Brennan Foundation (does not offer funding for Mesoamerica.)
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
The Institute for International Education
The IIE manages undergraduate and graduate level scholarships at accredited academic institutions throughout the world. IIE implements many of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs and manages global scholarships through our network of domestic and international offices.
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)
The MMMF was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the wellbeing of women and children in developing countries. The grant supports the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries. For the US or CANADA online application is available and women from developing countries currently enrolled at US or Canadian colleges/universities are eligible. For AFRICA the online application for the academic year 2010 will be available from June 1, 2009 and women from developing countries currently enrolled in South Africa at either University of Pretoria or University of Cape Town are elligible. The MMMF is in the process of exploring feasibility to extend its grants to other countries such as Brazil and Bangladesh.
The National Geographic Society
Grants for scientific field research and exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures). Funding is not restricted to United States citizens. Researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams.
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
US$ 25,000 (maximum) available through the World Bank to help advance doctoral research work through a residency period of five to ten months in a host institution in a country other than the applicant’s home country or country of residence. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and by interacting with peers. Fellows must be a national and resident of a World Bank member country which is currently eligible to borrow. Applicants should be under 45 years, and have completed any course work or exams required for their doctoral program.
The Systematics Research Fund
A joint fund of the Linnean Society and the Systematics Association, the Systematics Research Fund provides grants annually for small-scale research projects in the field of systematics. Contributions are typically made towards fieldwork expenditure, the purchase of scientific equipment or expertise (e.g. buying time on analytical equipment), specimen preparation (including the cost of temporary technical assistance), and publication costs. Projects of a more general or educational nature will also be considered, provided that they include a strong systematics component.
The Toyota Foundation
World Wildlife Foundation- Kathryn Fuller Science Fund for Nature
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships for the development of scholars (with Ph.D.s) and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts. Fellowships are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mexico-North Research Network
Mexico North exists to promote research, education and outreach focused on Mexico and the United States.
The Volkswagen Foundation
The foundation is committed to the furtherance of the humanities and social sciences as well as science and technology in higher education and research. The Volkswagen Foundation provides financial support to academic institutions in Germany, as well as other countries. An important part of its mission is to provide support for aspiring young academics, promote international exchange and to enhance the structural conditions for research and higher education.
American Archaeology Abroad Scholarship: This annual fellowship program awards a $1500 fellowship stipend to an American undergraduate student to help pay expenses associated with participation in an excavation project.
Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship This scholarship from the Archaeological Institute of America is intended to help students who are planning on participating in archaeological field work for the first time. The Scholarship fund provides $1000 USD to help pay expenses associated with a field school.
Association of American Geographers: Offers a broad range of grants for geography related projects ranging from research and dissertations to grants for educators.
Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund For high school and college undergraduate students to enable them to participate in field research in the natural sciences under the supervision of a qualified scientist.
Foundation for Global Scholars: Serving U.S. undergraduate and graduate students pursuing accredited study abroad programs. Over 200 scholarships between $1000 and $2,500 will be awarded this calendar year for US citizens. 
Fund for Education Abroad: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges and who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks.  Awards are up to $10,000.  Look at the “Dedicated Scholarships” as well to see if you may be eligible to those specific awards.
Gilman International Scholarship (Federal Program for students who qualify for Pell Grants) The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
National Geographic Young Explorer Grant
The National Geographic Young Explorer Grants offers opportunities to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are invited to apply.
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship:
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
Sacramento Archaeology Society Student Scholarship: Scholarships will be considered in archeology and related fields for undergraduate and graduate students.  Scholarships may be awarded, but are not limited to, participation in a field school and/or tuition for a field school.
SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship or NSF Scholarship for Archaeological Training
To support archaeological training or a research program for Native American students or employees of tribal cultural preservation programs (up to $5,000).
(Also available: SAA Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship: To support undergraduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $5,000). SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship: To support graduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $10,000).)
SAA Minority Scholarships Committie: Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarships (HUGS): The SAA HUGS award helps increase the number of underrepresented minorites obtaining degrees in archaeology and participating in field schools.
Welker Scholarship Fund The Maya Research Program offers a limited number of scholarships to promising students who will attend Blue Creek for at least two sessions. Students targeted for this award are advanced undergraduate or early graduate students in archaeology. However, MRP has funded non-majors in the past and all interested students are encouraged to apply. The scholarships are funded by the Welker Scholarship Endowment Fund and supplemented by generous donors

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