Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Department offers a number of graduate teaching assistantships and, at times, research assistantships and departmental fellowships. In addition, we award a number of general University fellowships (e.g., Edgren Tuition Fellowship, Chancellor’s Fellowship) to those graduate students applying for admission each fall. Find more information on financial aid from the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office.

All graduate students admitted to the degree program are considered eligible for Graduate Teaching Assistantships or such other aid that the Department is able to offer. Assistantships are 33% time and are assigned for one semester with up to 12 hours of tuition remission. Typically, we offer five assistantships per semester as well as research fellowships from time to time. Federal and State agencies located within walking distance of the campus regularly employ Anthropology students. In addition, the Department offers the following:

  • Ward F. Weakly Fund: Funds are available for research support or general assistance to anthropology students with emphasis in archaeology.
  • Flavia Waters/John L. Champe Fund: Funds are available to support thesis research and conference travel to undergraduates and graduate students.
  • The Douglas Bereuter Fellowship for Anthropology: One to two $500 fellowships awarded annually to Anthropology graduate students writing their thesis in the area of the Great Plains.
  • Robert N. Reece Fund: Funds are available to support graduate work in Cultural Anthropology and/or Conservation of Natural Resources.
  • Thomas McGinnis Awards for Best Undergraduate and Graduate Student Papers: These awards are made annually, often in association with the Nebraska Academy of Sciences
  • Hubbard Scholarships: Support undergraduate students enrolled in the Summer Field School in Archaeology.
  • Hubbard Fellowships: Up to two awards of $2,000 are made annually to support graduate students involved with the Summer Field School in Archaeology
  • Graduate Travel Grant: Students may request up to $1,500 per academic year. Provides support for student travel to present at professional conferences as well as student travel for work directly related to dissertation/thesis projects. 

To apply for funding, please complete the SGIS Funding form and return to 816 Oldfather.