Support Anthropology

Graduating undergraduate seniors.

Your gift to the department provides academic scholarships and research grants to our undergraduate and graduate students.

Every gift you make, regardless of the amount, is important to our success.  Your generosity sustains our commitment to learning, discovery and service within the UB community and beyond.

Gift Opportunities

Department of Anthropology Resource Fund

The Resource Fund is instrumental in supporting all functions of the Department of Anthropology, from purchases of specialized instruction materials and making improvements in offices and public spaces, to funding visits from renowned scholars and providing assistance for our students to travel to important academic conferences. This fund in particular helps the Department of Anthropology run smoothly and offer more programs and opportunities that our regular budget simply cannot provide. Funds donated to the Department Resource Fund may also be earmarked for specific ventures.

Anthropology Department Award Fund

The Departmental Award Fund administers several awards for undergraduate and graduate students, including the Undergraduate Leadership Award, the Undergraduate Professional Activities and Achievement in Anthropology Scholarship Award, and the Michael Matsumunyane Graduate Travel Award.

The Hall C. Foss Library fund provides for new acquisitions to the Hal C. Foss library book collection in the Department of Anthropology for faculty and student use.

Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) Fund

Financial contributions from private donors are crucial for the Institute’s operations, and we welcome donations in any amount. Contributions made during the current academic year will be used to support:

  • Undergraduate majors and graduate students who travel abroad to participate in archaeological field projects.
  • Graduate students who travel to national and regional conferences to make scholarly presentations.
  • The purchase of equipment for IEMA archaeological field projects.
  • The IEMA Samuel M. Paley Library.
  • The organization of the IEMA Lecture Series and other events.

Award is provided to a graduating senior with a documented interest in the environment.

Award is provided annually to a student in junior-standing and is based on GPA and departmental service.