Statement on Diversity

The Department of Anthropology is committed to being an inclusive space for teaching, learning, and critical thought and discussion. Diversity in perspectives – whether drawn from class, gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, or ability – is central to anthropological inquiry and to fostering academic excellence. In learning about and engaging respectfully with diverse perspectives and experiences, we all benefit - by becoming better listeners, more careful thinkers, and more creative citizens in a complex world. The Department upholds the University of Iowa’s policies on diversity and inclusion (


Information on Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants:

American Anthropological Association funding in general: -

American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program:

American Association of Physical Anthropologists (including information on undergraduate research symposium application):

American Association of University Women:

American Indian Graduate Center:

Ford Foundation:

School of American Research:

Grants, internships, and scholarships for Native Americans:

Society for American Archaeology scholarships (for Native American students, historically underrepresented groups, and women):

University of Iowa Diversity Awards:

University of Iowa Women’s Resource and Action Center Scholarships and Awards: