The Department of Anthropology normally offers funding for four years, usually in the form of graduate assistantships (teaching and research assistant positions), to incoming graduate students. Applications for graduate assistantships can be found in your admissions profile in MyUI. Students should complete the application by January 1 to be considered for the following fall semester.
To support their dissertation research and writing, our students successfully apply to a variety of internal and external funding sources.
Examples of internal funding sources available through the University of Iowa include:
- Graduate College Fellowships
- Stanley Graduate Awards for International Research
- Center for Global & Environmental Research (for field research & conference travel)
Examples of external funding sources available to graduate students in anthropology include:
Recent and current Anthropology graduate students at the University of Iowa have received nationally competitive grants including National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants, Dissertation Fieldwork Grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and Dissertation Research grants from the Leakey Foundation, as well as funding from sources such as the Predoctoral Fellowship from the Ford Foundation, the Dissertation Writing Fellowship from the American Association of University Women, and the Graduate Research Fellowship Program from the National Science Foundation.