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 Student Awards

A. Maxine Graves Undergraduate Award
This scholarship was established by Dr. Michael W. Graves, UNM Professor of Anthropology and former chair of the Department (2007-2014) 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 Indigenous Scholars
This fund was established in honor of Alfonso Ortiz, former Professor of Anthropology and recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (the “Genius Award), to support Native American and Indigenous undergraduate students majoring in Anthropology.

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

Barbara MacCaulley Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology
The scholarship was created in memoriam of Barbara MacCaulley by her family and provides two awards of up to $500 given to outstanding full-time undergraduate students 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 "Jack" Campbell Undergraduate Research Scholarship
This fund was established by the Department in honor of John Martin "Jack" Campbell, former Chair of the Department of Anthropology (1964–1972) and Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology (1974-1975). This fund supports participation in professional meetings or research projects by undergraduate anthropology majors at UNM.

Hawaii Field Training Student Support Fund
This fund was established by Dr. Michael Graves, former Department Chair (2007-2014), and 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 and contribute as authors to reports and papers prepared about the project’s findings, and give public presentations

Frank C. Hibben Undergraduate Research and Training Summer Fellowship
Funded through the Frank C. Hibben Charitable Trust, these scholarships provide support to Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Pacific Islander undergraduate students attending a field school with UNM anthropology faculty or other structured, supervised research experience with a UNM Anthropology faculty member. Scholarships support of tuition, fees, and other related costs.  Variable awards granted based on nomination of student by a UNM Anthropology faculty member

Department of Anthropology Graduate Student Awards

Anthropology Dissertation Fellowship
This generous fellowship was established in 2019 by an annonymous donor to provide support for doctoral students in the UNM Department of Anthropology who are in the final write up stage of their dissertation and who will successfully defend their dissertation at the end of the award year.

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 and trustee of the Frank C. Hibben Charitable Trust.

Frank C. Hibben Fellowship Program
The Department of Anthropology and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology provide a fellowship program to support graduate education in anthropology at the University of New Mexico.  The Hibben Fellowship program, named for and endowed by the late Dr. Frank C. Hibben, an archaeologist who was a professor of Anthropology and former Director of the Maxwell Museum, consists of annual awards of varying amounts designed to support student education, research and dissertation work. 

Frank J. Broilo, Harry W. and Margaret Basehart Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is 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 Office of Contract Archaeology director, and Harry Basehart, Professor Emeritus until his death in 1988 and the Journal of Anthropological Research (JAR) editor, 1962-1974 and 1981-1982, as well as his wife 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 UNM Anthropology, and provides support for graduate research. The recipient, an outstanding master’s level student, delivers a public lecture in the fall semester.

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
This endowment was created by the Department in honor of Dr. Joseph Powell, former Associate Professor and Forensic Anthropologist at the UNM Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI).  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 by Dr. Schwerin, former Chair of the Department (1987-1993).  The Fellowship supports 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 
 This scholarship was established in 2014 to honor Professor Linda Cordell, former Department Chair (1983-1986) and faculty member who conducted innovative archaeological research in the Southwest and mentored a generation of graduate students. This award is made annually to a graduate student pursuing dissertation research in UNM 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. The Public Policy fellow assists with the coordination of activities and events of the Alfonso Ortiz Center and the UNM Department of Anthropology colloquia series.

Louise Lamphere Research Fund in Anthropology
This fund was established by Dr. Louise Lamphere, Distinguished Professor Emerita in the UNM Department of Anthropology, to support academic research and related teaching on the southwest, urban anthropology, and gender.

New Mexico Folklore Scholars Endowment
This endowment award is granted biannually to a graduate student with an exceptional record, and who 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.  The award rotates annually between the UNM Department of Anthropology and the UNM Department of History.
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, this award supports 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 was established to honor the memory of Ruth E. Kennedy, wife of Edwin L. Kennedy, a major donor to the Maxwell Museum. Initiated in 1981, the award recognizes Mrs. Kennedy’s abiding interest in public education. The Kennedy Award provides a stipend for an outstanding doctoral candidate in Anthropology who presents a public lecture.

Department of Anthropology Faculty Funds

The Elizabeth Fischer Overstreet and William C. Overstreet Endowment for Anthropology

Established in 2018 through a generous gift from the estate of Elizabeth Fischer Overstreet and William C. Overstreet, the endowment provides support for faculty research and travel in the UNM Department of Anthropology.

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 the UNM Department of Anthropology and the UNM Department of 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 (The Clan of the Cave Bear series), 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 Support 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.  For more information about the Ortiz Center and how to apply, visit their website.


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.