The American Anthropological Association (AAA) a number of prizes and awards, including funding to attend the annual conference, professional development opportunities, and research funding. Graduate students may be interested in:

Dissertation Fellowship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual Dissertation Fellowship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology (formerly the Minority Dissertation Award) is intended to encourage members of racialized minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.


Palestine-Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT)

The AAA recognizes those Israeli government policies and practices that make it difficult for Palestinian and dissenting Israeli academics to effectively collaborate with colleagues internationally. The intention of the Palestine-Israeli Fellowship Fund for Travel (PIFFT) is to ameliorate these obstructions and obstacles. In the first instance, PIFFT is designed to support Palestinian scholars. It may also support those dissenting scholars whose academic freedom is limited. Finally, the Fund may support visiting scholars to the region who face the obstructions and obstacles noted above.


March 15, 2024

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