UAMN Student Research Fellowships

The University of Alaska Museum of the North recognizes the need to support research on our collections by interested students and scholars. The Museum offers a small number of grants and fellowships to students for research related to our collections.


Otto William Geist Fund

The Otto William Geist Fund was established by Otto Geist in 1963 to support:

  • Acquisition and conservation of archeological or paleontological material for the University.
  • Financing in whole or in part expeditions for archeological or paleontological field research.
  • Scholarships or fellowship grants for undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology or paleontology. Proposals from other fields are considered if strongly tied into these disciplines.

Departments: Archaeology, Earth Sciences

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Award: For 2019, individual awards will be considered up to $3,000

Contact: Dr. Joshua Reuther, Curator of Archaeology,

For more fund information (announcement, application, and guidelines) please  click here to be taken to the Geist Fund web page. 



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