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Financial Information


*This form is used to document the circumstance in which the student is eligible for Travel Reimbursement.

Research Grants and Awards Sources for Graduate Students


 1.  GSA Travel Grant

GSA created a Travel Grant program to award graduate and professional students grants of up to $300 for in-state and up to $500 for out-of-state travel to conferences where you will present your own professional work. This program is funded by GSA, Graduate Division, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Office of the Chancellor.

2.  National Science Foundation 

Funding for research and education in science and engineering. A fair amount of anthropology research is sustained from this source. An undergraduate NSF program provides top candidates with a stipend that may be used to begin study in a graduate school of their choice (contingent upon admission). 

3. Fulbright Program 

Many UC San Diego graduate students have had their work supported by the Fulbright Program.  (An additional informative web site is that of the Fulbright Association, a separate organization of Fulbright alumni, with links to other international grant opportunities.)  Fulbright grants are available to qualified citizens of the United States. They do not need to be affiliated with universities.

4.  Post-Field/Dissertation Fellowships

Funding for various dissertation writing grants.

5.  The Wenner-Gren Foundation 

Support for basic research in all branches of anthropology. This is a major source of anthropology research funding.

6. National Institutes of Health

An important funding source, especially in psychological and medical anthropology.

7.  Institute of Museum and Library Services - Museum and Library Grants