In addition to learning about the internal Anthropology awards available, by clicking on the name of a fund listed below you can send donations to support graduate research.
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.
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.
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 an incoming graduate student.
Joseph Powell Anthropology Endowment Fund
Awards from the Powell Endowment will be used 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.
New Mexico Folklore Scholars Endowment
Awarded biannually to an undergraduate or 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 Meeting.
Peter D. Harrison Graduate Student Support Fund
Established by Dr. Peter Harrison, a renowned archaeologist and Mayan 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.