The Department of Anthropology of the University of Alabama provides approximately 20 graduate teaching assistantships. These assistantships are awarded on an academic year basis, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review at the end of the first semester. A full award is currently $11,000 for the nine month academic year, plus tuition and fees. The workload associated with these assistantships averages 20 hours per week, and the student is required to be enrolled in 3 classes per semester. For qualified individuals assistance may be obtained through Graduate Council Fellowships. Inquiries should be made directly to the Graduate School. Further financial aid is available through other fellowships offered by the Graduate School (see pages 45-54 of the Graduate Catalog ). The College of Arts and Sciences supports a program of Dean's Scholars for qualified students, and the department will recommend the best applicants for this program. A number of Graduate Research Assistantships may also be available for work on externally funded faculty research projects.
Graduate Students are eligible to receive Work Study financial assistance. Application must be made through the Student Financial Service Office. The Alabama Archaeological Society offers a scholarship for an undergraduate and/or graduate student attending an Alabama college or university who is a citizen of Alabama, and is specializing in Alabama archaeology. The award can be up to $500.00. For more information about grants from the Alabama Archaeological Society see their web site. The Department of Anthropology of The University of Alabama also supervises the Bob Work Award for Scholarly Excellence in Archaeology. The presentation is made on the basis of a scholarly paper on an archaeology topic submitted to a faculty committee. The award is $400.00. The David and Elizabeth DeJarnette Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology is awarded annually to a student participating in ongoing research at the Moundville site.