Student Funding

The department encourages all undergraduate majors and minors to frequently check this page to apply for funding opportunities as they become available.

Research Funding

Phyllis Hartrich Memorial Award
Award Amount: Up to $2,000

Students in the Department of Anthropology planning to graduate in December 2018 or later are eligible to receive an award of up to $2,000 to defray the costs of carrying out an independent research project, including equipment and travel to research sites. To apply, students must submit a proposal of no more than 600 words describing the aims and methods of the research project, together with a budget, to Carol Zittel ( The award is intended to support research carried out between September 2018 and May 2019.

Students must work in consultation with a faculty member who will provide advisement on the project, and obtain his or her signature on a statement attached to the proposal certifying his or her willingness to serve as the project adviser. No funds will be provided for travel to conferences or for research designed by a faculty member.

Awards and Scholarships

2019 UUP Steve Street Award

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Award: $500.00

The Steve Street Award will be given to an undergraduate student or group of undergraduate students currently enrolled at a SUNY campus who have created any paper or documented any project related to social justice issues or topics. There must be a written component of at least 500 words explaining the ways that the work embodies commitment to social justice. Projects may take the form of traditional academic work (research, argument, case studies, etc.), creative work in performing or fine arts, or even community based projects. The work performed by the student(s) must have been performed in conjunction with coursework assigned at a SUNY campus.


Applicants must:

  • be a currently registered undergraduate student at a state-operated campus of SUNY;
  • have a dedication to and intellectual engagement with social justice; and
  • have completed at least 15 credit hours at any branch of SUNY

Please see award guidelines and application in the PDF above for further information.

Application Submission:

Please submit the completed application and supplmental documents (transcripts, written statement and student affirmation) to

UUP College Award Fund
c/o United University Professions
P.O. Box 15143
Albany, NY 12212-5143 OR


Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship is a leadership development program open to all undergraduate majors that provides selected Fellows professional development opportunities, as well as resources and access to WNY business leaders. This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region.

WNY Prosperity Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000.  

Fellowship eligibility:

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply; 
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA; 
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation; 
  • complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:

Field School Funding

No opportunities available at this time. Please check back soon.  


Graduate School Funding

No opportunities available at this time. Please check back soon.

University Resources

Office of Fellowships and Scholarships

The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships puts you into contact with many university, national and international awards that can help to fund your undergraduate career and to build an impressive resume.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers several scholarships to undergraduate students at all levels of their academic career, and for those looking to fund their study abroad and experiential learning opportunities.

Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

CURCA provides a listing of the many research opportunities available throughout the university. Students who work on a CURCA project are eligible to apply for an Undergraduate Research Award.