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Department of Anthropology Scholarships and Funding

Michigan Anthropology Undergraduate Research Grants

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to offer support for undergraduate research and scholarly activity for Anthropology and Evolutionary Anthropology majors. Applications are considered twice per year and the department expects to award the following (or some combination thereof): three awards of up to $1000 each for research activity and three awards of up to $300 each for travel to present a professional paper.


  • Fall Deadline - October 11, 2023
  • Winter Deadline - March 6, 2024

Proposals are chosen competitively based on the quality of the proposal and the availability of funds. The application can be found here. For more information, email: 


Riggs Hoenecke Undergraduate Experience Prizes

The Department of Anthropology has begun extending funding for learning outside of the classroom for anthropology majors and minors, and any University of Michigan undergraduate student with an interest in anthropology. Learning outside of the classroom is defined as internships, study abroad programs with an experiential component, field schools, and undergraduate research. The prizes are awarded on a competitive basis. 

The following prizes will be offered:                 

  • First-Year Prize of $1000                 
  • Sophomore Prize of $2000               
  • Junior Prize of $3000

The deadline for applications is: March 6, 2024. The application can be found here.  For more information, email: 

University of Michigan Scholarships and Funding

LSA scholarships for continuing qualified LSA students who demonstrate high academic merit and verified financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Awards have ranged from $500 to $10,000 per year.

The LSA Opportunity Hub offers funding of up to $5,000 to support LSA students pursuing internship opportunities in the spring/summer semester through the LSA Internship Scholarship.

The LSA Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) website provides a single, comprehensive source of information for students seeking nationally-and internationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships. 

The Telluride House at the University of Michigan is a residential community that offers full room and board scholarships.

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) offers CEW Student Research Grants for student-designed and -conducted projects related to their mission.

The LSA Honors Program provides assistance to individual students who are applying for major national scholarship competitions.

The International Institute offers a range of awards for undergraduate students.

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies has information about funding opportunities.

The Center for European Studies has information about their Summer Research and Internship Grants.

The Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) may offer grants for study-abroad programs.

The International Center offers several awards and scholarships for students going abroad. 

External Scholarships and Funding

The U-M Provost’s Council on Student Honors administers some external scholarships.

The Institute for International Education Fulbright Program is administered through the U-M International Institute. Information sessions are held frequently on campus.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship allows students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards for US undergrads who are receiving Federal Pell Grants to study abroad.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

The Rhodes Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship that brings outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

The Harry Truman Scholarship emphasizes “those who want to make a difference in public service”.

The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards program that identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.