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Minority Scholarships/Grants

American Anthropological Association: Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program An applicant must be: (1) a US citizen; (2) a member of an historically underrepresented ethnic minority group, including, but not limited to: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians or Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/as , Chicano/as, and Pacific Islanders; (3) enrolled in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in anthropology at the time of application (4) admitted to degree candidacy before the dissertation fellowship is awarded; and (5) a member of the American Anthropological Association. The dissertation proposal must be approved by the applicant’s committee prior to application. Students of any subfield or specialty in anthropology will receive equal consideration.

American Association of University Women Applicant must be a woman doctoral candidate completing a dissertation or a scholar seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Must also be a U.S citizen or permanent resident.

Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Fellowship The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS) at the University of Michigan invites applications from scholars working on Africa or the African diaspora. Consideration will be given to all disciplines including – but not limited to – the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and professional schools. Scholars from or who study the Gullah speaking Sea islands, Cape Verde islands, the Anglophone Caribbean, the Canary Islands, and Madagascar and/or other less studied areas are especially encouraged to apply.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students whom demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and, a desire to enter the professoriate.

Graduate Women in Science Grants for research in anthropology, must be a member of Sigma Delta Epsilon.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships for those of Hispanic heritage, must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

The National Academies Support for underrepresented minorities who are interested in teaching.