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Undergraduate Awards & Scholarship Opportunities


We invite applications from University of Michigan undergraduates in good academic standing to apply for funds to participate in a field or research opportunity related to anthropological archaeology. Priority will be given to Anthropology majors/minors who have not previously received Museum of Anthropological Archaeology awards or scholarships. Applications are typically accepted January - February for decisions in early April. More information for the next awards and scholarship season will be available in January 2018.

The application process requires:

  • an online application
  • a project description and budget
  • ONE faculty member or GSI to fill out and submit the recommendation form
  • an unofficial copy of your UM transcript

Your application materials as Word or PDF documents should be submitted to the Undergraduate Awards Coordinator at

Complete instructions, forms and link to the online application are available here

The 2017 UMMAA Undergraduate Award recipients are Daniel Hansen (destination: Odense, Denmark), Nolan Powers (destination: Chincha Valley of Peru) and Kristin Cimmerer (destination: Sehonghon, Lesotho South Africa). Learn more about the details of their 2017 summer fieldwork experiences here!