Scholarships and Awards

The following are resources compiled by the Georgetown's Deparment of Anthropology for the benefit of its Anthropology students. Please take the time to explore some of these exciting opportunities!

Georgetown anthropology awards

The Scott MacPherson Stapleton Award
Awarded annually for the Fall/Spring semester or academic year to Anthropology majors or minors who demonstrate the drive and passion to make a difference in the world that Scott embodied in his work and life. This award will give the recognized student the resources to focus on independent research, an unpaid internship, or a professional experience related to the social and cultural concerns of Anthropology.

The Senior Award for Outstanding Research in Anthropology 
This Anthropology Award recognizes excellence in anthropological research for senior Anthropology majors and minors. It is presented at the Tropaia Exercises during graduation weekend.


Marshall Scholarship Program
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate level degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.


American Anthropological Association Summer Internship Program
Internships are six weeks in length, however, interns will be provided housing and a meal/travel stipend.Interns will spend approximately 40 percent of their time working onsite at the AAA offices in Arlington, VA, and the other 60 percent of their time working on-site at a specified location.

Other opportunities compiled by the American Anthropology Association can be found here.

Institute for Human Studies at George Mason University
The Institute for Humane Studies offers paid Washington, DC internships, free seminars, and scholarships of up to $12,000 for graduate and undergraduate students interested in liberty.

Northern Eastern Anthropological Association
Each year the Northern Eastern Anthropological Association sponsors a competition for the best papers presented by undergraduate and graduate students at its annual conference. The prize winners receive $200.

Undergraduate Publication Opportunities

Student Anthropologist

Student Anthropologist is the official publication of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA).  This peer-reviewed journal offers an excellent opportunity for students to publish original research and book reviews.  For more details on the editorial board, publishing and more, please click here to be redirected to the Student Anthropologist official site.

For more information, please refer to the Student Anthropologist website or contact Editor Dick Powis at

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) is an online journal for ethnographic research conducted by undergraduates. We distribute original student-produced work from a variety of disciplinary areas. Our goal is to bring readers, especially other undergraduates, insights into subcultures, rituals, and social institutions. The JUE encourages current undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit original ethnographic manuscripts for consideration. Papers may include research on any topic. We also encourage faculty to recommend promising student work.

Submissions are welcomed for our next issues. Deadlines are July 31 and January 31. Please check out our website  for submission guidelines and past issues. 

For more information contact Martha Radice at

The Journal of Politics & Society 

The Columbia University Journal of Politics & Society is an undergraduate academic journal, distributed nationally among academics and sold in Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores.In its 22nd year of publication, the Journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political, economic, and social issues.

Paper topics should be submitted to

If you care to learn more about their organization or to view past editions of the Journal, please visit their website.

Graduate Fellowships and Grants

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Providing opportunities for foreign scholars to conduct research and other activities in Germany, the Humboldt Foundation offers fellowships and grants to Ph.D. holders and candidates.

The American Center for Mongolian Studies<
The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports academic projects and exchanges in Mongolia and the Inner Asian region, which includes Mongolia and the neighboring areas of China, Russia and Central Asia.

The American Center of Oriental Research
"ACOR promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and Middle Eastern studies with Jordan as a focus."
Offers a range of fellowship opportunities to graduate and post-graduate scholars.

Erasmus Institute of the University of Notre Dame-Residential Fellowships
The Erasmus Institute, an international Catholic center for advanced studies at the University of Notre Dame is offering Residential Fellowships including: the Carey Senior Fellowships (tenured faculty), Junior Fellowships (untenured faculty), Postdoctoral Fellowships (recent PhDs), and Dissertation Fellowships (advanced graduate students). 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship encourages original and significant study of ethical and religious values in all the areas of human endeavors.

East West Center of University of Hawai’i
Graduate degree fellowships are available to individuals interested in participating in the educational and research programs of East-West Center while pursuing graduate degree study at the University of Hawai'i. Fellowships for both master's and doctoral degrees are available.

Social Science Research Council
The Social Science Research Council supports a broad range of social science-focused scholarly work through a variety of available fellowships.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Competition
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will award approximately 900 new Graduate Research Fellowships, including awards offered for women in engineering and computer and information science.  Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering supported by the NSF.  Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States at the time of the application.

Templeton Research Lectures on the Constructive Engagement of Science and Religion
The primary aim of the Templeton Research Lectures is to promote dialogue and research between the sciences (physical, biological, human), and religion, theology, and philosophy.  This three-year project seeks to created long-term scholarly networks for interdisciplinary research.  The research grants provide substantial benefits.

American Center of Oriental Research
Awards may include stipends, residence at ACOR, travel, and other research expenses.  Amounts range from $1,030 - $25,000 and support for up to 6 months.  Faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates are eligible.  Fields of interest include Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, History, Near Eastern Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology among others.