Anth Undergrad Travel Funds - Apps due Oct 29, 2018

Call for Applications:

HSU Anthropology
Undergraduate Student Travel Funds

Submission Deadline:
Monday, October 29, 2018

Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis

The HSU Anthropology Department is accepting applications for travel funding to support students in attending professional conferences/meetings during Fall 2018-Spring 2019.

Criteria for Funding:

  • HSU Anth Undergrad Major, enrolled and in good standing at time of application and travel.
  • Travel between August 20, 2018 and August 19, 2019 to a professional Anthropology conference that is related to the applicant’s future educational/career goals.
  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate financial need, and have applied, if eligible, to other available funding sources (e.g., Anthropology Club, funding from the conferences, HSU College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Priority consideration will generally be given to those presenting at the conference.

To apply, submit a one-page-maximum MS Word or PDF document with the following:

  1. Your Info: Name, student ID, major, year in program, overall GPA, major GPA
  2. Travel Info: Dates, location, event name
  3. Purpose: Reasons for attending, whether presenting, and contribution to goals
  4. Budget: Total expected budget, amount requested, and demonstrated need (be sure to include what other sources of funding you have/will apply for)

Award Information:

  • Applicants will typically be notified within two weeks of the application deadline if they are approved for funding. There are limited funds, so applicants should plan accordingly.
  • Funds will typically be awarded only after travel is completed, with documentation of expenses – a travel authorization must be completed before travel, and a expense claim must be filed within 30 days of returning from travel. If extenuating circumstances support a need for funding prior to travel, please describe and support this in your application.

Examples of upcoming meetings:

  • Western Bioarchaeology Group (WeBIG), Chico, CA, September 28-29, 2018
  • Chico Forensic Conference, Chico, CA, November 3, 2018
  • American Association of Anthropologists, San Jose, CA, November 14-18, 2018
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Cleveland, OH, March 27-30, 2019
  • Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM, April 10-14, 2019

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