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

The Phyllis Hartrich Memorial Award supports independent undergraduate research. This award honors the memory of Phyllis Hartrich, who served for many years as the Undergraduate Coordinator in our department. The research project must be designed and carried out by students in consultation with their advisors. The award is designed to defray expenses directly related to research, including equipment and travel to research sites. No funds will be provided for travel to conferences or for research designed by a faculty member. Awards will be announced at the annual department graduation in May, and will cover expenses for research projects carried out over the subsequent calendar year.

The selection committee will make one or more awards totaling up to $2,000. Students planning to graduate in June 2020 or later are encouraged to submit proposals.


Rochester Academy of Science Student Research Grant
Award Amount: $550
Application Deadline: December 20, 2019

The Rochester Academy of Science will award grants for research supplies and travel related directly to research projects performed by undergraduate college students.


  • Proposals in any area of scientific study are encouraged. It is the general philosophy of the reviewers, however, to favor funding of research in areas similar to those of the members of the Rochester Academy of Science. These interests include all aspects of natural history, including astronomy, anthropology, botany, ecology, mycology, entomology, geology, mineralogy, ornithology, paleontology. 
  • These grants are intended to help students who are working toward undergraduate degrees to purchase expendable materials for use in their projects, for travel expenses to collect data, but not for laboratory equipment.
  • The research project may be in progress but should be designed to be completed within one year.

Application Submission:

Please review the below PDF document for detailed application instructions.

Awards and Scholarships

Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Award
Award Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

The William M. Beauchamp chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association announces the 2020 “Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship” Award program.


The student must:

  • Be a New York State resident enrolled in an accredited New York State college or university undergraduate anthropology or history program.  
  • Have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours, be majoring in anthropology or history, and have a financial need.
  • Be intending to pursue a career in archaeology (prehistoric, historic, military, industrial, underwater archaeology or museology) and have a financial need.

Application Submission:

Please submit the following application materials:

  1. A current college transcript showing a “B” average or better
  2. A financial need statement (financial aid verification form from the college)
  3. A letter describing involvement in archaeological projects; a brief description of financial need; and applicant’s future plans (stated in the applicant’s own words & writing)
  4. A recommendation from a professional archaeologist

Application for this award must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2020.  It is advised that materials be sent as early as possible in the event that the committee has questions.  All materials are to be sent to Dr. Ellis Mcdowell-Loudan at the following address:

Dr. Ellis Mcdowell - Loudan
Box 502
3 West Academy St.
Mcgraw, NY 13101

Internship 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.