Department of Anthropology

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

Are you an anthropology grad student looking for research/travel/writing-up funding? Before you apply for departmental GTR funds, please know that as we look at these applications we are also assessing whether you’ve applied for other available funds.

External funding opportunities
General grants and fellowships

Click here for a more detailed list of Pre-Field,  Field and Post-Field Grant Opportunities. The Brandeis Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website also has information on where to apply for external funding.

Area Studies Funding 
Funding for Dissertation Research and Writing
Brandeis and Department Funding Resources
External Grants Received

Anthropology PhD students have received major grants to support dissertation research and writing from the following organizations:

  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for one full year of dissertation write-up support

  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange for one full year of dissertation write-up support

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad and Fulbright IIE Fellowships for fieldwork in China, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, and Swaziland

  • Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine grant for dissertation research in Cuba

  • Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship for fieldwork in Japan

  • National Geographic Society-Waitt Foundation Grants to conduct archaeological research on a Maya site after the Classic Period collapse and on a Central Yucatan archaeological cave project

  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants for fieldwork in China (two recent awards) and in Mexico

  • Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship for fieldwork in Cuba

  • Toyota Foundation grant to publish components of doctoral dissertation

  • Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grantfor fieldwork in Samoa and Cameroon

  • PhD students also recently received Fulbright-Hays Awardsto study advanced Zulu and Samoa abroad, and an American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Fellowship to study Bengali at the South Asia Summer Language Institute.