Funding & Awards

Graduate Funding & Awards

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Demitri B. Shimkin Award

We are pleased to announce the Demitri B. Shimkin Award, to be presented this spring to a graduate student who submits a superior paper in the discipline of anthropology.  Any anthropology graduate student may enter.  The award is a winning prize of $1000.00.

The papers will be evaluated in terms of their problem orientation, logical development, research breadth, originality, and contribution to the field.  Papers will be judged by faculty members of the Awards Committee.  At the committee's discretion, an outside reviewer may be asked to assist in the evaluation of a particular entry.

The papers must be cleanly typed, and the format should follow American Anthropologist, American Antiquity, or American Journal of Physical Anthropology style guidelines.  The paper must be anthropological in subject matter and approach.  Research papers, fieldwork analyses, independent projects, and master's papers are all acceptable entries. The paper text must have been written or substantially developed while the student has been at the University of Illinois.  It must not exceed 35 pages (12pt. double-spaced) in length including texts, notes, bib. all double spaced to be considered (excluding tables and graphs and illustrations).  Co-authored (faculty-student) papers and published papers will not be accepted.  However, papers currently under review for publication will be considered.

The Awards Committee will announce the winner this spring.  The department will display the winner’s name on an Award plaque in room 110 Davenport Hall.  The recipient will also receive a formal letter of acknowledgment from the Head of the Department.

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact me.

 Karla J. Harmon
Administrative Assistant
Department of Anthropology

Conference Travel Funding

Department Conference Travel

Grad College Conference Travel Award

Research Funding

Graduate Student Summer Research Assistance Award

Dissertation Travel Grant (Fall and Spring Competitions)

Tinker Field Research Grant Competition for Graduate Student Research in Latin America and Iberia


Fellowship Resources

Graduate College - Dissertation Completion Fellowship