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External Grants

Primary Sources of Research Funding

National Science Foundation: Archaeology

National Science Foundation: Cultural Anthropology

National Science Foundation: Law and Social Science

National Science Foundation: Biological Anthropology

Social Science Research Council program for dissertation proposals

Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowships

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Additional Sources of Funding

Albright Institute for Archaeological Research (Near Eastern Archaeology)

American Institute of Indian Studies

American Academy in Rome

American Association of Physical Anthropology Pollitzer Student Travel Awards

American Association of University Women

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Eastern Europe

Digital Innovation Fellowships

Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowships

American Primatological Society

American Research Center in Egypt

Archaeological Institute of America

Brennan Foundation Andean Prehistory and Ancient Mediterranean

Center for Latin American Studies travel grant (UWM)

Conservation International see also Conservation International/Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation; Contact: Russ Mittermeier

Council for European Studies (CES) Pre-dissertation Fellowships and Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Jack Kent Cooke (graduate study for individuals who demonstrate overall excellence and unmet financial need)

Dumbarton Oaks List of Funding Opportunities in Precolumbian Studies

The European Research Council

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Graduate Women in Science

Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship

Heinz Foundation Grants for Latin American Archaeology

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Historical Archaeology Funding Sources

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

International Primatological Society

Irish Archaeology Grants

Jacob J. Javits Fellowship

Josephine deKarman Fellowship

Kellogg Foundation

Lambda Alpha Fellowships

Leakey Foundation

Lemmerman Foundation Rome/Roman Culture

Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Humanities and Related Social Sciences

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Geographic Society

Rotary (graduate study funded in conflict resolution, peace studies, and international relations)

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships and Internships

Society for Industrial Archaeology

Soros (graduate study by immigrants or first generation Americans)

Truman (graduate study leading to career in government, education, the non-profit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector, with the aim of improving the conditions of society)

UK Archaeology Awards

Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Additional sources of information about grants

The American Anthropological Association also maintains a comprehensive list of funding sources including postdocs and professional grants

The Archaeological Institute of America maintains a current list of non-AIA grants of interest to archaeologists,

The GRANTS.GOV website maintains a searchable database where you can look for “Anthropology and Archaeology Funding”

The UWM Graduate School maintains a list of external fellowships available to graduate students

UWM “Researcher Central” website. Click on “Finding External Funding Opportunities”

PIVOT (formerly, Community of Science), available to UW-Milwaukee affiliates