Student Funding

Whether you are an incoming student or writing your dissertation, there are funding opportunities available at each stage of your graduate career.

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External Funding Opportunities

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) offers links to many relevant national and international fellowships in support of research:

Student Funding

Fall 2023 Graduate Student Conference Grant

The Department of Anthropology will award $500 to three Ph.D. students each to help defray the cost of presenting original research, undertaken while studying at UB, at a professional/ scholarly meeting. The time period covered by this award is January 1, 2024 through June 30, 2024.

Eligibility: All currently enrolled doctoral students.

Application Materials Required:

  1. A brief description of no more than 1 page (typed, single-spaced), which includes the name and description of the conference, the title and description of the paper or poster you will present, the dates and location of the conference, and any additional sources of funding received. Clearly indicate in the heading of your proposal that this is an application for the Fall 2023 Graduate Student Conference grant.
  2. A budget, including airfare, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee.
  3. A curriculum vitae.

Submit proposals to Maria Portera, with Attn to: Graduate Awards Committee.

Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2023.

The Anthropology Graduate Committee will review all applications and select the three top applicants.

To receive funding, recipients must submit receipts and a copy of the page in the conference/ meeting program where the name of the presenter and the title of their paper or poster is listed.

Per university policy, all travel reimbursement reports must be submitted within 30 days of the travel end date. Recipients who do not submit reports within this timeframe may be asked to forfeit their awards.

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