If you wish to be considered for departmental funding, please fill out the application (new students or returning students) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding will only be awarded to students who have submitted a complete application to the Office of Admissions by January 15.
Deadlines for application to the anthropology graduate program are:
January 15: Fall admission with consideration for departmental funding
October 1: Spring admission (no departmental funding available for mid-year applicants).
NOTE: These departmental deadlines are different from those listed on other UAF web sites.
We offer roughly 10 to 15 Graduate Teaching Assistantships per semester for a one-semester term on a competitive basis with students ranked by multiple variables (GPA, GRE, timely progress toward degree, previous TA performance).
NOTE: New and continuing students must reapply EACH SEMESTER for a TAship: MA students are limited to two years of departmental funding and PhD students are limited to three years of departmental funding. Duties and assignments vary but all TAships require 15 hours of work/week. Several faculty have also been able to award Research Assistantships through their own grants. Application deadlines are: 15 January for Fall renewals and 15 October for Spring renewals.
Other UAF and Alaska funding sources
Many of our students have also been supported through the UAF IGERT PhD Programs: Resilience and Adaptation (RAP) and Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic (MESAS). Students are admitted to the IGERT program but may declare anthropology as their home department. Students interested in one of these programs with an anthropology focus should contact a member of the anthropology faculty to discuss their options.
An excellent multi-year external source of funding open to all early career graduate students is the NSF Graduate Student Fellowship program (NSFGRFP).
University of Alaska Museum Fellowships
This list is not comprehensive; for general information on fellowships and scholarships:
National funding sources
An excllent multi-year external source of funding open to all early career graduate students is the NSF Graduate Student Fellowship program (NSFGRFP).