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.


Geist Fund logo, with illustrations of a spear and a mammoth skull.

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 13, 2020

Award: For 2020, individual awards will be considered up to $2,500.

Contact: Dr. Joshua Reuther, Curator of Archaeology, jreuther@alaska.edu

For more fund information (announcement, application, and guidelines), please visit the Geist Fund page.