Departmental Funding

If you wish to be considered for departmental funding, please fill out the application (new students or returning students) and send it to the Graduate Program Coordinator, Robin Shoaps at rashoaps@alaska.edu. 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 year for a one-year 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 YEAR 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. 

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 excllent multi-year external source of funding open to all early career graduate students is the NSF Graduate Student Fellowship program (NSFGRFP).

Major sources of funding for graduate student research are: NSF (Dissertation Improvement Grants),Social Sciences Research Council,  Wenner Gren and the Leaky Foundation.

Other sources of funding for travel, graduate education, and thesis/dissertation research can be found at the Graduate SchoolAlaska EPSCoR and the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Other sources of funding for travel, graduate education, and thesis/dissertation research can be found at the Graduate SchoolAlaska EPSCoR and the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Alaska Anthropological Association Scholarship Awards

Beginning Graduate Award

James W. VanStone Advanced Graduate Award

John E. Lobdell Undergraduate Award

Christina Jensen Memorial Scholarship (Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists)

Edwin S. Hall, Jr. Student Paper Competition

Austin Cooley Talent Grant

Bureau of Land Management - University of Alaska Museum Archaeological Collections Research Fellowship

David and Rachel Hopkins Fellowship (Alaska Quarternary Center)

Dissertation and Thesis Completion Fellowship (UAF Graduate School)

University of Alaska Museum

-Evelyn and Vilhjamer Stefansson Nef Foundation (UA Museum)

-Otto William Geist Fund (UA Museum)

-Ruth Croxton Memorial Fellowship

Global Change Student Research Grant Competition (UAF Center for Global Change)

Henry B. Collins Fellowship in Circumpolar Anthropology

Harvey Shields Memorial Scholarship

Leona Lowrey Memorial Scholarship

Rausch Scholarship

This list is not comprehensive; for general information on fellowships and scholarships:

http://www.uaf.edu/cla/cla-scholarships/

http://www.uaf.edu/giving/colleges-schools/liberal-arts-1/index.xml

http://www.alaska.edu/foundation/scholarships/listing/

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).

Major sources of funding for graduate student research are: NSF (Dissertation Improvement Grants),Social Sciences Research Council,  Wenner Gren and the Leaky Foundation.

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