The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce a new round of competition for the Freedman Award for Undergraduate Research in Anthropology. The award is designed to support anthropological research by undergraduate students. Research may be undertaken in support of a thesis, as part of a class project, in connection with the Anthropology Collections, or in collaboration with faculty.
Two-three awards of up to $3000 will be awarded for research in the academic year 2020/2021. We will have another call for proposals for research to be conducted in Summer 2021. Proposal 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.
Examples of research-related activities that may be funded include, but are not limited to:
Acquisition of documents, reports, and books
Purchase of research-related software or other specialized equipment
The cost of an archaeological or ethnographic field school.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
Anthropology Majors or Minors, with preference for honors students and majors;
Full time students at Cornell University at both the time of application and the proposed use of the funds;
In good academic standing, with a GPA of 3.0 or better
Preference will be given to students spending three or more weeks conducting research.
A 2-3 page (double-spaced) proposal that addresses the following:
- The purpose of the research project
- How you prepared for the research project (which Anthropology and other relevant courses have you taken, such as anthropological methods, topical, or area study courses?)
- Any relevant language skills
- A discussion and justification of the methods you will use to collect the data or documentation for your project
- The project’s significance
- A short statement about the project’s relevance to your scholarly and career objectives.
A copy of your most recent transcript
A brief letter of support from a faculty member familiar with you and the project and who has agreed to serve as an advisor during the course of the research
Deadline: December 4, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, the application packet must be complete and submitted by email to Megan Olivares at email@example.com. Contact Megan Olivares for logistical questions regarding the submission. For other information, contact Prof. Saida Hodžić (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Director of Undergraduate Studies.