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 ( 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.

Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
Award Amount: $750.00

To apply for this award, a student must be a New York State resident enrolled in an accredited New York State college or university undergraduate Anthropology or History program.  The student applicant must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours; be majoring in Anthropology or History; and be intending to pursue a career in archaeology (prehistoric, historic, military, industrial, underwater archaeology or museology); and have a financial need.

Application Process:

Submit the following materials -

  1. Current college transcript showing a "B" average or better.
  2. Financial need statement (Financial aid verification form from the college)
  3. Letter from the applicant describing involvement in archaeological projects, description of financial need, and future plans
  4. Recommendation from a professional archaeologist

Further details are located in the below scholarship announcement.

Field School Funding

No opportunities at this time. Please check back soon.

Graduate School Funding

No opportunities 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.