The following Awards & Funding Resources were last updated December 2023.

AAA Prizes and Awards

AAA offers a number of prizes and awards that you can apply for yourself or nominate someone else. Please click the link to view the AAA Prizes and awards

AAA Section Awards

Many sections of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) offer prizes and awards for their members. Please click the link to view the AAA Section Awards.

The Illinois Database of Grants and Fellowships for Graduate Students

This UIUC Fellowship Finder searches internal and external grants and fellowships. 

Awards & Funding Resources

American Association of Biological Anthropologists (AABA) Awards & Funding 

The American Association of Biological Anthropologists sponsors the following awards and opportunities for its members.

The highest professional honors bestowed by the AAPA are:

AABA Awards

  • The AABA Communication & Outreach Award is awarded annually to honor individuals for their outstanding public communication and educational outreach efforts in the field of biological anthropology.

AABA Grants

Funded Programs

AABA Student Awards

  • Student Presentation Awards: The AABA awards seven prizes to outstanding student poster and podium presentations at the annual meeting. The first author of the presentation must be the student.

Society for Applied Anthropology Awards/Prizes 

Awards & Prizes

The Society for Applied Anthropology proudly sponsors prestigious awards including the Malinowski Award, the Peter K. New Award, and the Sol Tax Award; as well as co-sponsoring the Margaret Mead Award with the American Anthropological Association. In addition, the Society offers 12 student travel awards to help offset the costs of attending the Annual Meeting.

Distinguished Awards

Other Awards

Student Annual Meeting Travel Awards

Awards & Funding for Archaeologists

Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA)

Awards from the Archaeological Institute of America will only be relevant for Classic Archaeologists, not for the department archaeologists.

American Anthropological Association 

Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Prizes/Awards 

The RAI awards nine prizes, four of which are in the field of ethnographic film.

Research Grants

  • Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship Fund
  • Radcliffe-Brown and Firth Trust Funds for Social Anthropological Research
  • RAI Biological Anthropology Small Grant Scheme
  • Awards & Funding Webpage



  • Marsh Award for Anthropology in the World
  • The Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology
  • Curl Essay Prize
  • Arthur Maurice Hocart Prize and RAI Student Essay Prize
  • Film Prizes & Awards
  • Wellcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems
  • J.B. Donne Essay Prize on the Anthropology of Art
  • Awards & Funding Webpage


  • Honorary Fellows
  • Huxley Memorial Medal and Lecture
  • Lucy Mair Medal & Marsh Prize for Applied Anthropology
  • Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture Fund
  • Photography Studies Award
  • Public Anthropology Award
  • RAI President’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Rivers Memorial Medal
  • The Curl Lectureship
  • The Henry Myers Lecturship
  • The Patron's Medal
  • Awards & Funding Webpage

Awards Relevant to Biological Anthropology as a Life Science 


Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED)

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Cognitive Science Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

Council of Graduate Schools Awards

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) maintains the two following awards.