Research and Travel Funding

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Research provides an opportunity for undergraduate anthropology students to enhance the learning obtained in their classroom coursework.  Application of required skills allows development of a deeper appreciation of the discipline and clarification of career goals.  And the satisfaction of completing a research project creates confidence in a student's ability to perform in the chosen field of study.

The Department of Anthropology offer students an opportunity to receive financial support from two awards, the Monica and Brand Fortner Endowment  and the Peter M. Weil Travel Award established for the purpose of supporting undergraduate research. 

Previous recipients of Monica and Brand Fortner Endowment awards

Prev​ious recipients of the Peter M. Weil Travel awards

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Amber Schlichtig receives Monica and Brand Fortner Endowment Funding and Peter Weil Travel Award

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Amber Schlichtig​

Throughout the 2022 Summer, Amber Schlichtig will be attending the Blackfriary Archaeology Field School Summer 2 Intensive course in Fieldwork, Bioarcheology, and Post-Excavation Methods, located in the town of Trim, Ireland. This will be her first introduction to archaeological excavation techniques and will allow her to prepare for a professional career in public and environmental archaeology. While attending the intensive field school, Amber will work in multiple facets of the archeological field including onsetting out a cutting and tying it to the site grid, the use of various tools, methods of excavation, feature recognition, photography, planning and survey. Field trips and lectures will introduce Amber to the wider landscape and historical context of the Black Friary, and the town of Trim. ​

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Additional Funding Opportunities

​Claire Seeley

UD ​Center for Material Culture Studies Grants- Graduate student and undergraduate grants (such as the Finkel Fund in Support of Cultural Internships), Deadlines: Nov. 1 and March 15

UD Summer Scholars Program- Selected undergraduates, generally sophomores and juniors, conduct in-depth research or creative work with University faculty. Students in the Summer Scholars Program work on their projects full-time for ten weeks in the summer under the supervision of a faculty member.  Each Scholar will receive a stipend of $4,000.  Please contact the Undergraduate Research Program with any questions regarding Summer Scholars eligibility or how to get involved in the program. Deadline: March 1st

UD Honors Enrichment Awards- Students can apply for up to $3,000 to assist with non-credit bearing activities related to their academic or professional pursuits.

UD Plastino Scholars- Grants for outstanding University of Delaware undergraduate students to realize their dreams by supporting them in self-designed, off-campus learning experiences that create a difference in their lives and in the lives of others. Maximum award $6,000.

UD Research Apprenticeship Work-Study- Facilitates the relationship between low income, economically disadvantaged freshman and sophomore students who are just starting out in their fields of interests and research faculty at the University of Delaware.

UD Institute for Global Studies Scholarship and Funding- A variety of scholarship and funding opportunities for students and faculty.

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