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Support Anthropology

You can simply click on fund name and donate online and securely through the UNM Foundation. We seek your support for any one of the following endowments:

Department of Anthropology

Undergraduate Awards

A. Maxine Graves Undergraduate Award
This scholarship was established by Dr. Michael W. Graves, UNM Professor of Anthropology and his sister, Kathryn Tedrick, to honor the memory of their mother, Maxine Graves and her support of his pursuit of an education. The scholarship annually supports undergraduate students majoring in Anthropology who are in the Honors Program.

Alfonso Ortiz Scholarship for Native Americans
This fund was established in honor of Alfonso Ortiz, former Professor of Anthropology, to support Native American and Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Anthropology.

Ann Ramenofsky Anthropology Honors Student Award Fund
This fund was established by Professor Ramenofsky in 2010 to recognize and support research activities of students in the undergraduate Honors Program within the Anthropology Department.

Barbara MacCaulley Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology
The scholarship of up to $500 is given to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student who is concentrating in Archaeology and entering their senior year. This scholarship may be used to pay for travel and lodging at professional meetings or to conduct field research.

John Martin Campbell Undergraduate Research Scholarship
This fund was established by the Department in honor of John Martin Campbell, former Chair of the Department of Anthropology (1964–1972) and Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. This fund supports participation in professional meetings or research projects by undergraduate anthropology majors.

Hawaii Field Training Student Support Fund
This fund supports Native and Indigenous students enrolled in the archeological and historical field school in North Kohala, Hawaii. Students participating in documenting historical and cultural properties, conduct community outreach, contribute as authors to reports and papers prepared about the project’s findings, and give public presentations

Hibben Undergraduate Research and Training Summer Fellowship
Funded through the Frank Hibben Trust, these scholarships provide support to undergraduate students attending a field school with UNM anthropology faculty and/or other field research.

Graduate Awards

Anthropology Graduate Student Support Fund
This fund, established to commemorate the Department of Anthropology’s 75th anniversary, provides support for graduate students to travel to and establish their research sites.

Biological Anthropology Graduate Education Fund
The Biological Anthropology Graduate Education Fund was established to support biological anthropology graduate student travel and research.

David E. Stuart Scholarship for Graduate Studies & Public Anthropology
The Stuart Scholarship is given to a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence and made a commitment to Public Anthropology. Dr. Stuart earned his PhD at UNM, has served as Associate Provost, and is an emeritus faculty member in Anthropology.

Frank J. Broilo, Harry W. and Margaret Basehart Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded annually to a first or second year full time ethnology or archaeology graduate student in good standing. The award honors Frank Broilo, the first Department of Contract Archaeology director, and Harry Basehart, Professor Emeritus until his death in 1988 and the Department’s Journal of Anthropological Research editor, 1962 to 1974 and 1981 to 1982, as well as Margaret Basehart.

Frieda D. Butler Scholarship
The Frieda D. Butler scholarship is given annually to honor the memory of Mrs. Butler whose grandson, Dr. Richard A. Barrett, is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology. The recipient, an outstanding master’s level student, delivers a public lecture at the annual AGSU Symposium.

Harvey C. & Sarah Moore Endowed Fellowship
This fund was established in 2013 to honor the lives of Harvey C. and Sarah M. Moore. Dr. Moore graduated in 1950 and taught at American University. This fellowship is for recruitment and support of incoming graduate students.

Joseph Powell Anthropology Endowment Fund
The purpose of this endowment is to support Evolutionary Anthropology graduate student research on the topic of human and non-human primate biological variation and behavioral ecology, both past and present.

Karl H. Schwerin Graduate Fellowship in Ethnology
The Karl H. Schwerin Graduate Fellowship was established in 1998 to support deserving graduate students who are successfully pursuing a course of study in ethnology, cultural anthropology, or social anthropology. Preference is given to students based on scholastic ability and research potential, and those who have not begun doctoral research or received other support.

Linda Cordell Endowed Graduate Scholarship
The Linda Cordell Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor our former department Chair and faculty member who conducted innovative archaeological research in the Southwest and mentored a generation of graduate students. This award will be made annually to a graduate student pursuing dissertation research in Archaeology.

Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies Public Policy Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded annually to a student in the Ethnology program who is at the stage of conducting fieldwork or writing their dissertation.

Louise Lamphere Research Fund in Anthropology
This fund was established to support academic research and related teaching on the southwest, urban anthropology, and gender.

New Mexico Folklore Scholars Endowment
Awarded biannually to a graduate student with an exceptional record, is involved in some investigative research and writing in the area of New Mexico Folklore that is part of a larger project such as an honors paper or graduate thesis, and who can deliver a public lecture at the annual AGSU Symposium.

Peter D. Harrison Graduate Student Support Fund
Established by Dr. Peter Harrison, a renowned archaeologist and Maya expert with more than 30 years of excavation and research experience, to support graduate students who have Mayan Studies as a focus in their course work. Students will transcribe Mayan drawings and field notes in consultation with the Anthropology Department Chair and one Anthropology Faculty representative specializing in Mayan Studies.

Ruth E. Kennedy Award
The Ruth E. Kennedy Award provides a stipend for an outstanding doctoral candidate in Anthropology who presents a public lecture at the annual AGSU symposium.

Faculty Funds

Snead Wertheim Endowment Lectureship
This lectureship was created in 1989 by Jerry and Mary Carole May Wertheim and James E. and Georgia Phillips Snead. Wertheim and Snead are UNM alumni and attorneys in Santa Fe. The lectureship rotates between Anthropology and History and recognizes a significant scholarly activity by a faculty member.

Stone Age Research Fund
This fund, established through intitial donations from author Jean Auel, provides support for Dr. Lawrence G. Straus and his students to excavate in Cantabrian, Spain. Dr. Straus has been excavating at El Mirón Cave since 1996. This fund supports travel and per diems for Dr. Straus and students while in Spain, plus travel to national and international meetings, and analyses of archaeological finds.

General Funds

Anthropology General Fund
This fund provides program support for the Department of Anthropology including both colloquia and special events.

Anthropology Centennial Fund
The Anthropology Centennial Fund helps support alumni outreach and publication of the biannual Anthropology newsletter.

Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies Fund
This fund supports innovative and collaborative projects in Public Anthropology sponsored by the Ortiz Center.

Maxwell Museum

Krisztina Kosse Memorial Fund
Scholarship awarded annually by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology to an outstanding undergraduate in Archaeology with preference given to seniors with an A average in course work and an emphasis in Old World complex societies. This scholarship was named in honor of Dr. Krisztina Kosse who joined the Maxwell Museum in 1974, first as Associate Curator, then Curator of Collections.

You can also donate to the Department by check.

Please make your checks payable to the UNM Foundation(and indicate the fund you wish to support) and send to:

UNM Foundation
700 Lomas NE, Ste 108
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Donations are tax deductible.

If you need assistance or are interested in other funding opportunities for the UNM Department of Anthropology, please contact Yolanda Dominguez, College of Arts & Sciences Development Officer by email or 505-277-3194.