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Graduate Student Scholarships and Awards

Charles H. Faulkner Travel Award

The Charles H. Faulkner Travel Awards are awarded each Fall in an annual departmental competition. Up to four (4) $500 awards are distributed to anthropology graduate students presenting papers or posters, preferably at national and/or international meetings. Open to all graduate students in the Department of Anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology may also match, up to $200, travel awards provided by the Graduate School. In addition, the College of Arts & Sciences may match up to $100 for travel funds awarded by the department (once per student per academic year). Additional funding for travel is available through the Graduate Student Travel Fund administered by the Graduate Student Senate http://gss.utk.edu/travel-awards/.


Kneberg/Lewis Scholarship

The Kneberg/Lewis Scholarships are awarded each Fall in an annual departmental competition. Two (2) $1500 scholarships are distributed to anthropology doctoral candidates to defray expenses during the dissertation write-up period, including costs incurred by research and travel. Open to all ABD doctoral students in the Department of Anthropology.


Patricia Black Archaeological Research Award

The Patricia Black Scholarship fund is available to support outstanding archaeology students’ research projects. Funds are disbursed on a case-by-case basis decided by the archaeology faculty. Open to all graduate students in the Department of Anthropology who are conducting archaeological research.


William M. Bass Endowment Fund

The William M. Bass Endowment Fund disburses funds to forensic anthropology graduate students. Funds may be used to defray research expenses, especially thesis or dissertation research, for travel to professional meetings, and occasionally for research equipment purchases. These requests are considered on a case-by-case basis by the forensic anthropology faculty. Open to all graduate students in the Department of Anthropology who are conducting forensics research.


Simon Beckett Student Paper Prize

The Simon Beckett Student Paper Prize will award $1000 to the University of Tennessee Anthropology student presenting the best paper at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The paper can be either podium or poster. It must be submitted to the FAC one month before the meeting. The FAC faculty will judge the papers and the award will be announced shortly after the annual meeting. Open to all graduate students in the Department of Anthropology who are presenting a paper at the annual American Academy of Forensics Sciences meeting.


Throughout the year, calls for applications will be sent out to all current graduate students in the Department of Anthropology, so be sure to check your e-mail.

Additional scholarships, awards, and funding opportunities for graduate students can be found on the Graduate Schools website: http://gradschool.utk.edu/.

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