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 emdrew@alaska.edu. Teaching assistantships (TA) will only be awarded to students who have completed a graduate admissions application to the Office of Admissions by January 15.

Deadlines

Deadlines for TA applications to the anthropology graduate program are:

  • March 15: Fall admission with consideration for departmental funding
  • October 15: 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 Teaching Assistantships per semester for one-semester terms. These are awarded on a competitive basis with students ranked by multiple variables (GPA, GRE, timely progress toward degree, previous TA performance, etc.).

NOTE: New and continuing students must reapply EACH SEMESTER for TAships: MA students are limited to two years of departmental funding and Ph.D. 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). 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).

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 School, Alaska 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 School, Alaska EPSCoR and the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

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.