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
Application Deadline: March 26, 2018
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 (carolzit@buffalo.edu) by Monday, March 26, 2018. The award is intended to support research carried out between May 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.
 

Rochester Academy of Science Student Research Grants
Application Deadline: December 18, 2017
Award Amount: Up to $550

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

Field School Funding

Off the Beaten Path Scholarships
Application Deadline: January 5, 2018
Award Amount: Full and partial scholarships to cover summer tuition fee for field school

The Off The Beaten Track program, with 12 years and 24 editions on its counter, now is the longest standing cultural anthropology field school in the world.

Candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be built upon fieldwork performed during one session of the summer school on Gozo (Malta). From these proposals, the scholarship review board will select 15 candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months (January/February). These 15 proposals will be ranked and scholarships will be divided according to this ranking. The top ranked proposals will be granted a full scholarship, others will receive a partial scholarship. None of the scholarships include airfare from and to Malta.

Application Process
• Send two or more research concepts.
• 150-250 words per research concept.
• Submission can only be done through this online form.

Graduate School Funding

Ford Foundation Fellowships
Application Deadline: December 14, 2017
Award Amount: $24,000 for 3 years

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Undergraduate students in their senior year and planning to attend a PhD graduate program in Fall 2018 are eligible to apply for Predoctoral Fellowships.

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.