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Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
One Discipline, Four Fields

External Funding Opportunities for Anthropologists

Program

IU deadline

Program deadline

Brief description

American Psychological Foundation Visionary and Weiss Grants

 

4/1/18

Faculty or graduates—fairly wide range of supported topics / areas

Beinecke Scholarship

Submit via Honors College

2/14/18

Apply as UG junior via campus liaison Matthew R. Auer, Honors College

Boren Fellowship

Submit via OVPIA

1/30/18

Graduates apply via Paul Fogleman, OVPIA; national security focus, overseas and language study

Boren Scholarship

Submit via Overseas Studies

2/8/18

UGs apply via Katie Saur, Overseas Studies; national security focus, overseas and language study

Churchill Scholarship

Submit via
OVPIA

11/1/18

Must be between the ages of 19 and 26, hold a bachelor's or equivalent, not have attained PhD; apply via Paul Fogleman, OVPIA

EPA Star Fellowship

 

Not available at this time

Graduate study in social anthropology, environmental  focus

Fulbright Programs

NA

Varies

For faculty and students, many programs for overseas research, teaching, or both

Ford Foundation Predoctoral  / Dissertation / Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

NA

Varies

Predoctoral: 12/14/17

Dissertation & postdoctoral: 12/7/17

Supplementary documents: 1/9/18

3 programs; supports UG, grad, and faculty research; must be a member of a designated minority group

Glenn Black Laboratory Summer Research Fellowships

NA

Annually

For graduate students of IUB; send proposals digitally to April K. Sievert, Director, Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology April K. Sievert

Goldwater Scholarship

Submit via COAS

Early September to late January

UG support; Larry Singell is the IUB faculty representative

Indiana Academy of Science Senior Research Grant

3/1 and 9/15 Annually

3/1 and 9/15 Annually

Small grants for faculty or graduates pursuing scientific research

L.S.B. Leakey Foundation

 

January 10 and July 15

For faculty and grads; research into human origins

Marshall Scholarship

 

Early October

Finances American grads studying for a degree in the United Kingdom

Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition Grant

 

10/15/15

Faculty and graduates

Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

NA

September 2015

Archival research funding

Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

 

10/21/15

Supports dissertation completion writing/research.

Indiana University Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration (MIIRT)

September 14

 

Mellon Graduate Dissertation Fellowship. To provide funding for doctoral dissertation research for at least three months in a country or region outside the U.S. that is the focus of study.

Mitchell Scholarship

Pending

10/1/15

Finances 1 year postgraduate study in Ireland

NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship

 

No fellowships available for 2014 or 2015

Internship at NASA for up to 3 years, Masters/ PhD, NASA-related STEM research

The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation Grants for Researchers and Grants for Students

 

9/15/15 and 1/15/16 for researchers

 

11/15/15 for students

2 programs for faculty and 1 for grads; funds all aspects of primate research

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Pending

Opens Sept. 2015

For graduates; focused on bio- and behavioral science

National Institutes of Health

Varies

Varies

Several programs for faculty performing bioanthropological research, at all career stages

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Program-specific deadlines

Program-specific deadlines

NSF Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Page http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?org=BCS
Cultural Anthropology DDRIG http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057&org=NSF Jan. 15 & Aug. 15 annually
Biological Anthropology DDRIG https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505067&org=NSF
Archaeology DDRI https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505076&org=SBE
Linguistics DDRI https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505033

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Varies

Check website between August and November for 2015 deadlines

Must apply w/no more than 12 months TOTAL graduate study completed (including Masters); Della Cook and Andrea Wiley are contacts in Anthropology

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

NA

Contact local Rotary Club for info

Graduate recipients must perform as goodwill ambassadors; supports academic study abroad

Charlotte W. Newcomb Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

 

11/15/15

Supports the research of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. 

SSRC / ACLS

 

9/23/15

Many grants and fellowships for faculty and students

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research

3/2 and 10/2 annually

3/15 and 10/15 annually

Small grants for graduates pursuing scientific research

Sloan Research Fellowship

rolling

9/15/15

For early-career faculty; must be nominated by dept. chair or other senior faculty; focus on science, technology and economics

SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship

 

11/3/15

Dissertation research in social sciences and humanities

Soros Fellowship for New Americans

NA

11/1/15

New graduates who are US permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents

Spencer Foundation Dissertation / Postdoctoral Fellowships

NA

11/5/15 for postdoc, 10/1/15 for dissertation

For dissertation or postdoctoral  research involving education

Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant

9/15 annually

10/1 annually

For pre-doctoral research in Latin America

Tinker Foundation Institutional Grant

2/15 and 9/1 annually

3/1 and 9/15 annually

For faculty researching Latin American  democratic governance, education, sustainable resource management, or US policy toward Latin America

Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

4/15 and 10/15 annually

5/1 and 11/1 annually

All aspects of anthropological research

Other Wenner-Gren programs

2 weeks before agency deadline

Varies

Faculty / postdoctoral programs for research, conferences, writing, and collaboration