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Engaged Learning in Anthropology Scholarship Info
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Call for Proposals
The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the competition for our Engaged Learning in Anthropology Scholarships. These awards are designed to support students who seek training in anthropological techniques or want to participate in an anthropological engaged learning opportunity. Awards of up to $2500 will be awarded for engaged projects in summer or fall 2021. All proposals must comply with COVID-19 policies and guidelines, including Student Travel policies (listed below). Funds will be disbursed only for expenses deemed eligible under current Cornell guidelines.
Eligible engaged learning opportunities include:
- Ethnographic or Archaeological field schools
- Engaged learning projects supervised by a Cornell faculty member
- Other engaged learning research or projects (please discuss in advance with the DUS, Prof. Saida Hodžić)
Examples of activities that may be funded include, but are not limited to:
- The cost of an archaeological or ethnographic field school
- Travel expenses
- Living expenses
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- Cornell students, with preference for Anthropology Majors and Minors and Public Service Studies Minors;
- Full time students at Cornell University at both the time of application and the proposed use of the funds;
- Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors at the time of application;
- In good academic standing, with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Preference will be given to students spending three or more weeks on the engaged learning project.
The application packet must include:
- The application form, available online here.
- A 2-page (double-spaced) proposal that addresses the following:
- The nature and purpose of the engaged learning program
- The project’s relevance to your scholarly and career objectives
- How you prepared for the engaged learning project (which Anthropology and other relevant courses have you taken?)
- Any relevant language skills
- A copy of your most recent transcript
Deadline: May 21, 2021. To be eligible for consideration, the application packet must be complete and submitted by email to Megan Olivares at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Megan Olivares for logistical questions regarding the submission. For other information, contact Prof. Sofia Villenas (email@example.com), the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
International travel changes, effective June 1
Vice Provost Wendy Wolford
Beginning June 1, faculty, staff and students — graduate, professional and undergraduate — may petition to travel internationally on essential or non-essential Cornell-related business and research, provided that the financial expenditure has been approved.
All travelers will be required to petition the International Travel Health and Safety office and the International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART) so that these teams can evaluate the health and safety aspects of the requested travel. Permission to travel will depend on several factors, including COVID-19 national indicators from the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control, advice from Cornell’s travel risk associates, local conditions, vaccination status of the individual traveling, and their overall travel plan. All approvals are subject to change should conditions change. Undergraduate students will not be permitted to travel to any destination with a CDC COVID-19 notice of 3 or 4 or Department of State travel advisory of 3 or 4.
Please refer to the Pandemic Travel Policy page for details on how to petition for travel. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination can be uploaded to the Daily Check. Registration of international travel in the Cornell travel registry is required for all faculty, staff and students. Successful petitions are automatically included in the travel registry, which will provide users with additional location information, resources and guidance.
No international, Cornell-led programs are permitted to run this summer. Such travel may be permitted in the fall, but all prospective programs must petition ITART for approval.