Financial Assistance and Research and Travel Grants

Emergency Funds/Food Assistance

Bama Cares: This page has links to Acts of Kindness grants, Advocacy and Absence notifications, Emergency assistance, Emergency loans (up to $500), Got Meals and UA Food Pantry access, and On-Call Deans.

REACH: The mission of Alabama REACH is to empower current & former foster youth, orphans, emancipated minors, wards of the State, and homeless youth in a supportive environment that allows students the freedom to pursue higher education and successfully matriculate and graduate from college.

Internal (UA) Funding Opportunities/Employment

Departmental Scholarships: Information on these will circulate shortly before their deadlines. Talk to your advisor about your eligibility for these awards. See the Awards page for past winners.

  • David and Elizabeth DeJarnette Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology: Due mid-January
  • Vernon J. Knight Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology: Due mid-January
  • John William Cottier Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology: Due mid-January
  • Allen R. Maxwell Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology: Due mid-February
  • Milady Murphy Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology: Due mid-February

Graduate Assistantships and Minimum Graduate Assistantship Rates: 

UA Financial Assistance (information on fellowships, grants, and travel funding):

Graduate Student Research and Conference Support Fund: The Graduate School provides supplemental funding for graduate student research projects and travel to present research results at conferences. If you have any questions, please check with your department.

Graduate School Fellowships and Scholarships:

UA Student Employment:

Graduate Student Employment Policy:

Memorandum of Employment: These are employment contracts, which set out the terms and conditions and the rights and obligations of the student and the department. It is imperative that these forms correctly record the duties and compensation details; this is especially vital where the assistantship is funded from a contract, grant, or sponsored program. If you have any questions, please check with your department. ***All Graduate Assistants are paid monthly by direct deposit, except for the 1st check. If you have any questions, please check with your department. ***Remember, to receive the GA Health Benefits, students MUST register at the Student Health.

Nationwide Fellowships/Research Grants/Travel Grants

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF-GRFP):

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (NSF-DDRIG):

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants:

American Anthropological Association Fellowships and Grants:

McNair Scholars Program (first-generation or traditionally underrepresented groups): and

Southern Regional Education Board Fellowship Program (for minority doctoral students):

Institute for Human Studies Humane Studies Fellowships (for PhD students; international students are eligible):

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies:

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships (for Humanities or Social Sciences):

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Graduate Fellowships (Humanities or Social Sciences with the intent to teach at the college level):

American Association of University Women Funding Opportunities (for both domestic and international students)

L’Oréal USA for Women in Science (research grant):

American Anthropological Association Dissertation Writing Fellowship for Minority Students

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program (Dissertation writing fellowship to support educational research):

SEAC Native Affairs Travel Fund (provides travel expenses for either SEAC members to travel to native communities or for tribal representatives to travel to universities, agencies, gatherings, or other designated places to present information and engage in dialogue):