Department Scholarships

Anthropology Department Preliminary Dissertation Research Award

This award, given with preference to students pursuing the PhD, will provide $1,200 for preliminary research within the United States, including coverage of domestic travel and research expenses. Stipend or normal living expenses are not funded under this award. The required product from the awardee is the submission of a grant proposal to a major research funding institution (e.g., NSF, Wenner Gren) by January 15 of the year subsequent to receiving the award.

D. A. Leonard Family Preliminary Dissertation Research Award

This award, given with preference to students pursuing the PhD, will provide $2,400 for preliminary research outside of the United States, including coverage of international travel and research expenses. Stipend or normal living expenses are not funded under this award. The required product from the awardee is the submission of a grant proposal to a major research funding institution (e.g., NSF, Wenner Gren) by January 15 of the year subsequent to receiving the award.

  • Application Process for the Research Awards

    Applications must include: a proposal – no longer than 1000 words (bibliography and figures excluded from total); the applicant’s current curriculum vitae; and a letter from advisor within the department. Proposals will be reviewed by the Department of Anthropology’s Gifts and Awards Committee. Proposals are due March 1. Awards made by April 1.

  • Post-Award Requirements: Submitting an External Grant

    All doctoral students are encouraged to submit proposals to extramural funding agencies in order to support their research and writing. Internal grant recipients are required to do so. The consequence of not meeting the product requirement – that is, not submitting a grant proposal as stipulated – will be that the awardee will not subsequently be considered eligible for a graduate or dissertation fellowship.

Ritzenthaler Museum Research Internship in Anthropology

The UW-Milwaukee Anthropology Department and the Milwaukee Public Museum Anthropology Department offer a collaborative internship for graduate students in Anthropology enrolled in the Museum Studies Program at UW-Milwaukee during the Spring semester of each year. Supported by the Robert Ritzenthaler Fund through the UW-Milwaukee Anthropology Department, the internship offers a $600 stipend.