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 (https://diversity.uiowa.edu/policy).

 

Information on Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants:

American Anthropological Association funding in general: http://www.americananthro.org/ConnectWithAAA/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2580&navItemNumber=772 -

American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program: http://www.americananthro.org/ParticipateAndAdvocate/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1621&navItemNumber=771

American Association of Physical Anthropologists (including information on undergraduate research symposium application): http://physanth.org/about/committees/diversity/

American Association of University Women: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/

American Indian Graduate Center: http://www.aigcs.org

Ford Foundation: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_171962

School of American Research: http://sarweb.org/index.php?scholars

Grants, internships, and scholarships for Native Americans: https://www.studentdebtrelief.us/knowledge-base/grants-internships-scholarships-native-americans/

Society for American Archaeology scholarships (for Native American students, historically underrepresented groups, and women): http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/Scholarships/tabid/1531/Default.aspx

University of Iowa Diversity Awards: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/awards

University of Iowa Women’s Resource and Action Center Scholarships and Awards: http://wrac.uiowa.edu/programs-and-services/scholarships