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Department Scholarships

The Department of Anthropology has several scholarships for majors and graduate students that are funded by the generosity of alumni and emeritus faculty. 

Henry and Willie Lee Moses Family Endowed Fund for Student Support in Anthropology
Who: One undergraduate junior or senior as nominated by the faculty, and one graduate student in the department
What: The award is given to students who have “demonstrated academic excellence and community engagement.” Preference should be given to students who are underrepresented in the field of anthropology.
Award Amount: $2,500 annually, to be disbursed between one undergraduate and one graduate student. Undergraduate students may use these funds to support education abroad.

Steven Mandeville-Gamble Student Research Award in Anthropology
Who: Undergraduates research for juniors majoring in anthropology by application.
What: Award is administered through the Financial Aid Office. Awards are to be made annually to support original research projects by undergraduate anthropology majors with junior class standing. Min GPA 3.30 will be invited to submit an application that includes a research proposal (500 words or less) to the appropriate department administrator. The chair appoints a committee to review applications and determine the award recipient(s). Once awarded, funds will be used in support of original field research to occur during the summer between the junior and senior years or during the senior year. Students will be required to submit a report within three months from the last day of the research funded by the award, or by the last day of instruction of their graduating quarter, whichever date is earlier. The award may be used to finance research conducted during education abroad.
Award Amount: $1,000

Michael Kearney Field Research Fund
Who: Graduate students in anthropology
What: The award should be given to students for travel in pursuit of their research.  
Award Amount: $1,000

James C. Young Memorial Fund
Who: Graduate students in anthropology
What: Preference is given to those specializing in medical anthropology or psychological anthropology. 
Award Amount: $1,000

Sylvia Broadbent Memorial Fund
Who: Graduate students in anthropology
What: To support Ph.D. research
Award Amount: $1,000


Contact the department's Contracts and Grants Officer for assistance with applying for fellowships, contracts, and grants, who can assist with: 

  • Budget development
  • Budget justification
  • Completing agency applications
  • Completing internal UCR documents
  • Editing assistance and more



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