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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 anthropologically engaged learning opportunity.
Two or more scholarships of up to $2500 will be awarded for use in the academic year 2020/2021. We will have another call for proposals for projects to be undertaken in Summer 2021. All proposals must comply with COVID-19 policies and guidelines, including Student Travel policies. Funds will be disbursed only for expenses deemed eligible under current Cornell guidelines.
Eligible engaged learning opportunities include:
Ethnographic or Archaeological field schools
Cornell affiliated intersession, semester, or summer experiences
Other approved engaged learning programs
To be eligible, applicants must be:
Cornell students, with preference for Anthropology Majors and 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.
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, such as anthropological methods, topical, or area study courses?)
- Any relevant language skills
A copy of your most recent transcript
Deadline: December 4, 2020. 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. Saida Hodžić (email@example.com), the Director of Undergraduate Studies.